Magna Systems group general manager David Blackett.

Magna Systems appoints new group GM

Broadcast industry systems integration (SI) specialist David Blackett has joined Magna Systems & Engineering as group general manager.

According to Magna, Blackett’s new role is key as the company is experiencing “significant growth” across the Asia-Pacific region.

As group GM, on the sales side, Blackett will strategically lead and drive the company’s sales process across all market sectors, from instigation to delivery. He is also tasked to manage and grow strong and positive long-term relationships with Magna’s partners and suppliers.

In the engineering side of his new role, Blackett will be responsible for identifying new technologies that fit current and future Magna capabilities, and managing all of Magna’s engineering and technical operations groups across the region.

“I’m delighted to be joining Magna in the role of group GM at such an exciting and critical time,” he said.

“The company is growing, recruiting and expanding rapidly and it’s a great opportunity to be a part of that. The future for Magna Systems is looking very promising indeed.”

Matthew Clemesha, group CEO of Magna Systems, added: “David’s vision and experience in the broadcast and SI fields is second to none. He is a great asset and addition to our team, and will form an integral part of Magna’s growth and success moving forward.”

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