Lawo expands US staff, opens new support & logistics hub

German manufacturer Lawo is expanding its US operations, adding personnel and opening a new support and logistics hub in Elmsford, New York.

Triple the size and capacity of its previous facility, Lawo’s new hub will serve as warehouse, test facility, training center and East Coast Sales and Support office.

The new logistics hub will complement the company’s north American operations, which include US headquarters in New York City, West Coast sales and support office in Los Angeles, and Canadian headquarters in Toronto.

To oversee operations at the new hub, Ricardo Martinez assumes the position of North-American logistics and support coordinator, effective December 1, 2017.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Management and comes to Lawo from his previous post as operations supervisor with Autonomic Controls.

Lawo has also appointed Hans Juergens as broadcast engineer for pre- and post-sales technical support. This addition follows the recent appointment of David Antoine to Lawo’s team of US-based support experts.

Juergens is well-known for his work as a staff and contract engineer for companies such as ABC, CBS, NBC, ESPN and Vyvx Solutions, and most recently was a Mobile Unit Engineer for NEP Broadcasting. He brings with him a comprehensive knowledge of all aspects of broadcast production, including video delivery over both satellite and terrestrial IP networks.

“Lawo has always been committed to providing excellent products with outstanding support,” says Sam Schauland, technical director, Americas.

“TV and radio broadcasters in the US and Canada recognize this, and demand for Lawo IP-based video infrastructure products, radio and audio production consoles, and remote production solutions continues to grow steadily. Our expanded logistics capacity and continual addition of support engineers will help us to serve our clients even better.”