Veterans Jesse Foster and Bob McAlpine join the company
MultiDyne Fiber Optic Solutions has appointed industry veterans Jesse Foster and Bob McAlpine to key roles that will help to shape the long-term future of the company.
Effective immediately, Jesse joins MultiDyne as Director of Product Development and Western Region Sales, with Bob McAlpine serving in a key global advisory role. Jesse and Bob will join MultiDyne at IBC2018 (September 14-18, RAI Amsterdam), where they will meet with current and prospective customers and partners at Stand 11.D40. Both will report to MultiDyne President Frank Jachetta.
Jesse joins MultiDyne from Cobalt Digital, where he spent six years as Director of Product and Business Development before transitioning to Vice President of Marketing and Strategic Accounts. Among other key industry roles, Jesse spent eight years as West Coast Senior Sales Manager for Evertz.
In his new role, Jesse will drive new product development innovations that strengthen MultiDyne’s broad fiber-optic transport family, and extend MultiDyne’s reach across the broadcast and production infrastructure. This includes new MultiDyne openGear modular cards that will compete against proprietary platforms that lack interoperability with the popular open-architecture ecosystem.
Bob McAlpine’s arrival coincides with strategic growth initiatives to increase MultiDyne’s global visibility. A 40-plus year industry veteran, Bob joins MultiDyne in an advisory role through Black Pearl Management Group LLC, the broadcast industry consultancy he established in August 2018. Bob spent several years with MultiDyne as Vice President of Global Sales and Business Development before moving into executive roles at Telecast Fiber Systems and Cobalt Digital, where he most recently served as CEO. He also served on the NAB Executive Advisory Committee for the past three years.
At MultiDyne, Bob will concentrate on global sales growth and market penetration worldwide, and help to diversify MultiDyne’s product portfolio.