Riedel appoints Renaud Lavoie as SVP technology

Riedel Communications has appointed Renaud Lavoie as its senior vice president, technology. 

Reporting to Thomas Riedel, CEO and company founder, Lavoie will work to increase technological innovation and strengthen Riedel’s expertise in IP-enabled hardware and software.

Lavoie takes the role on after serving for almost a year as managing director of Riedel Montreal. He will be tasked with increasing interaction between Riedel’s research teams by managing a rotating group of engineers from different R&D disciplines.

“With our media and entertainment customers undergoing major disruptive change as they embark on the transition to IP, it’s more important than ever to strengthen our engineering teams doing cutting-edge research and development,” said Riedel. “Renaud is the ideal leader to focus some of the most creative minds of our industry on this effort. As the founder of Embrionix, Renaud pioneered the use of SFP modules for signal processing, contributed to nearly 40 patents, and remains one of the world’s most respected experts in his field. In this new position, he will be able to unleash his potential to the fullest extent while also continuing his research and work as an expert consultant, educator, and key contributor to Riedel white papers and technology events.”

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“I am pleased with the trust and confidence that the Riedel team has in my abilities to assume this new role, which is dedicated to our efforts to shape future workflows for the broadcast, entertainment, and AV industries,” Lavoie commented. “I look forward to keep exploring untapped possibilities in the realm of IP technology with the talented Riedel R&D team — the best and the brightest in the field.”