NewTek, the leader in IP-based video technology and part of the Vizrt Group, today announces the appointment of new managers Wanlop Wattanadussadee and Elango Ramachandran in the APAC region.
NewTek has seen a growth of nearly 50% in the India/SAARC region from 2020 to 2021, as a result of building partnerships in India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. Contributing to regional success are innovations from the company – from the TriCaster 1 Pro to the PTZ3 camera, the versatility of the products drives the high demand in the broadcast and ProAV markets.
New managers to drive APAC expansion
Wanlop Wattanadussadee is the recently appointed Regional Manager for Southeast Asia to further build up NewTek’s business in the region. Wanlop has a strong heritage in the sector having spent the previous four years as Technical Sales Manager covering the entire APAC region for NewTek.
Prior to joining NewTek he owned and ran his own business and held a number of positions, including supporting NewTek partners in Thailand. As NewTek is an indirect business globally, his primary focus will be to enhance existing partner relationships and further grow the partner footprint in the region.
“At NewTek, we use innovation and technology to fundamentally change the way video is created and used, allowing more people to share their stories, experiences, and ideas with the world. As the new Regional Manager, my goals are to further develop existing partner relationships whilst looking to strengthen NewTek’s presence in the market, better serve our existing customers, and gain new ones,” remarks Wanlop Wattanadussadee, Regional Manager.
NewTek also hired Elango Ramachandran as an APAC Pre-Sales Manager to further build up NewTek’ s business in the region. Elango has a strong heritage in ProAV markets, having spent four years in pre-sales and product management roles within distribution partners in India.
Working with NewTek’s global business presence, his focus will be to support the existing partner relationships, drive more NewTek business, and train and enable new partners across APAC.
“APAC is a rapidly growing market for NewTek. Since I have a familiarity with the demands of technical and product management roles, I understand what support partners need both from a technical and commercial perspective. Working in product management meant I owned all aspects of the product from demo through to go to market. I’m looking forward to consolidating my experience in my new role with NewTek,” says Elango Ramachandran, APAC Pre-Sales Manager.
“NewTek has experienced rapid expansion in Southeast Asia over the previous two years and as we continue to develop the channel to support further growth, we need talented people to provide regional focus,”* states Paul Dobbs, Regional Director, APAC.
“Given Wanlop’s many years of NewTek experience within NewTek and via NewTek Distributors, he was the obvious choice to lead the region. Additionally, Elango’s many years of ProAV experience with distribution partners, he will know from first-hand experience how to assist our partners. With both technical and commercial acumen, I look forward to further investment and development in Southeast Asia.” BCS Bureau