Clear-Com Names Jay Wallace Northwest Regional Sales Manager

Alameda, California - Clear-Com Communication Systems, a Vitec Group brand and a premier manufacturer of professional intercom systems, is pleased to announce its appointment of Jay Wallace as Regional Sales Manager, Northwest Region. In his new role, Wallace will help cultivate and strengthen Clear-Com's relationships with its dealer partners, buoying the company's continual efforts to grow and maintain its rapidly expanding customer base in the northwestern United States.

Clear-Com in recent years has seen a major uptick in its U.S. customer base, as more broadcast, live sound and house of worship professionals, among others, have come to experience the company's significant technology innovations and enhanced intercom capabilities. Wallace will play a critical role in educating current and future dealer partners and customers on how these features will translate to more efficient production workflows, faster turnaround times anJay Wallace, Clear-Comd overall improved operations.

"We are thrilled to welcome Jay Wallace to the team, where his extensive background in intercom and RF, excellent industry contacts and in-depth knowledge of our products will be valuable assets," says Bob Boster, Director of Sales, Americas and Asia Pacific, Clear-Com Communication Systems. "We've endeavored to ensure a strong sales effort across the United States, and Jay's arrival is the final piece in that puzzle."

A Texas native, Wallace got his start in media and communications in 1979 when he took a job at KBMT-TV in Beaumont, Texas, performing Master Control, Director and Technical Director duties for the station's 6 and 10 p.m. newscasts. Over the course of the next three decades, he held sales and technical positions at a variety of prominent TV and radio stations, including KDFI-TV, KAAM/KZPS Radio and Midcom/Dallas Cowboys radio. He joins Clear-Com from Kennedy's ENG, a Clear-Com dealer partner based in the Dallas metropolitan region.

"My relationship with Clear-Com goes back many years, so joining the company feels very natural to me," says Wallace. "After working on the dealer side of things, I was looking for a new challenge and the opportunity to work in the Northwest region for a company I know and respect was just the ticket. I look forward to augmenting my knowledge of the Clear-Com product line so that I may creatively assist our customers in solving their communications issues."

Wallace will be based out of Clear-Com's U.S. headquarters in Alameda, California.

ABOUT CLEAR-COM

Clear-Com, a brand of the Vitec Group plc, is the global leader of professional communication solutions for broadcast, live performance, military, government and commercial markets. For more than 40 years, Clear-Com's signature products such as Encore Party-line, Eclipse Digital Matrix, CellCom/FreeSpeak Wireless and IP Communications systems have revolutionized broadcast stations, production trucks, houses of worship and performance venues. Recognizing Clear-Com for its history of intercom innovation, production teams around the world achieve ubiquitous communication with products to promote easy interoperability and global connectivity. More information can be found at www.clearcom.com.

ABOUT THE VITEC GROUP

The Vitec Group plc is a global leader in the supply of equipment and services to the broadcast, electronic media, photographic and live events industries, and is rapidly extending its reach into related areas such as government, security and defense. Vitec's many industry-leading product brands have established a formidable reputation for innovation, technical excellence, and superior service and support. The diverse range of brands are united by a common Vitec Group commitment to delivering a world-class customer experience, and a visionary approach to the future. This befits an enterprise which has grown both organically and by acquisition to incorporate over 2000 employees worldwide and achieve a 2008 turnover of almost half a billion dollars. Vitec Group products are distributed in almost 100 countries, through both direct sales and by means of a strong, fully-resourced distribution network. The Vitec Group comprises:

The Broadcast Systems Division, which develops, manufactures and distributes high quality manual and robotic camera supports, location lighting, camera and equipment bags, portable power solutions, prompting products, wireless camera links and communication systems used principally by broadcast and live entertainment professionals. Brands include Anton/Bauer, Autoscript, Clear-Com, Litepanels, MSC, Nucomm, OConnor, Petrol, RF Central, Sachtler, TCS (The Camera Store), Vinten and Vinten Radamec. www.vitecgroupbroadcast.com

The Imaging & Staging Division, which designs, manufactures and distributes photographic and video-camera support; lighting, trusses and suspension systems for the professional photography, video, cinematography and live event markets. Brands include Manfrotto, Gitzo, Kata, Avenger, Litec, IFF, Bogen Imaging, Tomcat and Brilliant Stages. www.vitecgroup.it

The Broadcast Services Division, a leading provider of professional video and audio rental equipment, and engineering support for major event productions. Brands include ASG and Bexel. www.bexel.com

More information can be found at www.vitecgroup.com.

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