Riedel appoints John Bell as new General Manager for Australia division

Riedel appoints John Bell as new General Manager for Australia division

John Bell is the new general manager of Riedel Communications Australia

Bell, who has served as a non-executive director of the Australia division since 2015, will leverage his management experience in global organizations to expand Riedel Australia’s market share and brand awareness.

 

“John’s career has spanned some of the most exciting changes in the history of media content production and technology. We are delighted that he has taken on this new role,” has said Cameron O’Neill, Director of Asia Pacific at Riedel Communications.

 

“John has held senior management roles in Europe, North and South America, Africa, and Asia, and his experience covers more than 30 different industries with a strong focus on engineering and IP-based businesses. His extensive network of high-level connections in the Australian business landscape, coupled with his expertise in business improvement, will help us strengthen Riedel Australia’s market leadership.”

 

John Bell has said: “Riedel Communications is setting a worldwide standard for flexible, reliable, and robust communications and signal-transport solutions, particularly for demanding live production environments. I see strong potential for further adoption of Riedel products and solutions across existing and new markets in Australia, and I look forward to helping the company capitalize on these exciting opportunities.”

 

Professional Career of John Bell

Over his 20-year career, Bell has worked in film, TV, and music production and distribution; consumer electronics and pro-audio manufacturing; medical devices; electrical and telecommunications cable manufacturing; and software development. He is particularly proud of his time as chief financial officer and director at Lake Technology in Sydney, where he played a key role in taking the company from a research-driven audio DSP firm through product development and then eventual acquisition by Dolby Laboratories. At Lake Technology, Bell worked with the late Bruce Jackson to acquire his parametric EQ concept from Clair Brothers and develop it into the Lake Contour product. Also at Lake Technology, Bell ran the company’s in-flight entertainment sales program, with Singapore Airlines as the launch customer for an in-flight 5.1 surround sound system.

 

Prior to relocating to Sydney, Bell worked in Hong Kong at Media Assets, the content acquisition partner for STAR TV. He was closely involved in the acquisition of ATP rights in Asia and developed the concept for Asia’s first-ever live satellite concert simulcast. He also played a key role in the acquisition of Don Bluth Studios and the completion of three feature-length animated movies. He was later executive producer of a feature-length animated movie based on Jim Lee’s Gen 13 superhero comic book series.

 

Bell is an associate member of the Audio Engineering Society and has postgraduate qualifications in business management. He currently serves as an adjunct lecturer for the master of arts management program at the Australian Institute of Music.


Over his 20-year career, Bell has worked in film, TV, and music production and distribution; consumer electronics and pro-audio manufacturing; medical devices; electrical and telecommunications cable manufacturing; and software development.

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