Avolites announces the appointment of Paul Wong as managing director
Thu, 08 Feb 2018 09:33
Born and raised in sunny Southport, Paul is an experienced Business to Business managing director with a track record of strong growth in multiple industries with a focus on industry-leading technological innovation.
He joins Avolites with a wealth of experience, most recently as MD at Bosch Security Systems Ltd and MD of Record UK Ltd. Paul brings a Master of Business Administration (MBA) focused in Strategy & Finance from Cass Business School and a degree in Electronic Engineering, Software and Communications from The Manchester Metropolitan University.
Paul is welcomed to Avolites as an addition to existing senior management - Steve Warren, Director of Business Development and Ric Salzedo, Chairman.
"I'm thrilled to be joining Avolites at this exciting time for the company," says Wong. "Avolites has a great history as one of the pioneers of lighting consoles and a major innovator of new features which have transformed the visual experience of live entertainment. I am looking forward to working with a team who are busy working on incredible new products which will be greatly appreciated by the loyal Avolites fanbase, as well as new users. Having been working in the company since November, I feel terrific enthusiasm for the future."
Having held the roles of both Chairman and Managing Director for a number of years, Ric Salzedo will now retain the position of Chairman. Along with Steve Warren, he was both architect and overseer of many of Avolites' innovative products, and also guided the successful acquisition and integration of Avolites Media.
Ric says, "As part of our long-term plan we have been putting young blood into the executive team, which started with JB and Koy joining the Board as Technical and Sales directors. The next step is Paul joining the company as Managing Director."
Sales Director, Koy Neminathan says, "The Avolites team are delighted to be joined by Paul who brings industry knowledge, a thirst for innovation and strong business experience to Avolites. His appointment comes as the company moves into the next level of technological advancements with a clear focus. We are extremely excited to have Paul steer this 'ship' towards its goal and achieve the great things for all our users, new and old, in 2018 and beyond."
Paul started his career as a trainee toolmaker, progressing through a range of engineering, marketing, business development and senior managerial roles before joining Avolites.
He has been involved in a wide range of technologies including Electronic Access Control, CCTV, Biometric Identification, Video Analytics and big data applications, and has spearheaded numerous large projects ranging from transport, major stadiums, universities, MoD, and utilities. Paul is also familiar with the PLASA Show as he represented brands such as Midas, Electro-Voice and Dynacord as part of the Bosch Group.
Paul Wong will be with the Avolites team at ProLight&Sound in Frankfurt (10-13 April).