Encompass, a leading digital media services provider which owns and operates state-of-the-art broadcast facilities throughout the United States, Latin America, United Kingdom and Asia, today announced the appointment of Ken Fuller to Senior Vice President and General Manager of Encompass’ West Coast operations. Reporting to Bart Spriester, Encompass’ Chief Technology Officer, Ken will be based in Los Angeles where he will oversee facilities, network operations and broadcast engineering. In addition, he will have direct participation in the development of new business opportunities in collaboration with Encompass’ North American sales organization, and he will be actively involved in the company’s overall corporate strategic planning initiatives.
“Ken’s vast broadcast engineering and network operations background will be a tremendous resource to our existing and future West Coast operations,” said Bill Tillson, President and COO of Encompass. “This appointment fosters our worldwide commitment to provide our clients an unsurpassed level of performance.”
Prior to joining Encompass, Ken served as Vice President of Network Operations for Avail-TVN where he was responsible for the day-to-day management of the IPTV-based Network Operations Center. Before joining Avail-TVN, he served in a variety of roles including Director of Engineering, North America for AZCAR Technologies; President of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers; and Vice President of Technology at Ascent Media Group in California. In addition, he was Director of Broadcast and Network Operations NBC New York. While there, he received five Technical Emmy Awards for his work on NBC’s Olympic broadcasts.
Bart Spriester, CTO of Encompass added, “With over twenty-five years of experience, Ken’s comprehensive background in broadcast engineering and his in-depth knowledge of the technologies we are currently deploying and those quickly emerging within the industry, he will undoubtedly play a major role as we continue to expand our services portfolio.”
“I have closely watched Encompass build a premier global media services company in just four short years,” said Fuller. “I am thrilled to join the senior team and look forward to addressing our clients growing need for innovative cost-efficient, outsourced media solutions across multiple platforms.”