Two individuals have been selected to head up all direct sales activities and partner relationships for an eight-state region of the U.S. for Utah Scientific, a media tech specialist in routing switchers, master control switchers, and related control software.
George Wicker and Brett Benson take the dual roles of U.S. Southeast Regional Sales Manager, effective immediately. They will jointly oversee efforts in Virginia, the Carolinas, Georgia, Florida, Alabama and Mississippi.
Wicker and Benson report directly to Utah Scientific President/CEO Tom Harmon.
Wicker knows the job well. He’s returning to Utah Scientific, having previously served as the company’s Southeast regional sales manager throughout the 1990s. Since then, he’s held various sales, management, and consulting roles for companies such as ACS Solutions, ADC, Harris Broadcast, and U.S. JVC Corp.
Wicker is a member of the Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers (SMPTE), where he is a member of the board of managers for the SMPTE Southern Region.
Benson spent the past 10-1/2 years with Salt Lake City’s local FOX affiliate, Tribune Media-owned KTSU-13, most recently serving as chief meteorologist. He’s also been the Southeast regional sales manager for Weather Central in Madison, Wisc.
“George and Brett are joining our team at a critical time as the industry gears up for the transition to IP and hybrid SDI/IP operations,” Harmon said . “People turn to Utah Scientific for the depth of our industry experience, trusting us to lead the way with hybrid IP routing solutions backed by the industry’s only no-fee 10-year warranty and product support. George and Brett both bring a wealth of experience and add significantly to our knowledge base.”