AJA Announces Changes in Executive Leadership
January 3, 2007
AJA Announces Changes In Executive Leadership to Support Increased Market Share Nick Rashby appointed to President; Founder John Abt to remain as CEO.
AJA Video Systems, a leading manufacturer of professional video interface and conversion solutions, has appointed Nick Rashby to President announced AJA founder and CEO John Abt. This appointment comes as AJA is experiencing unprecedented growth with near ubiquity of its KONA video cards among professional Mac editors, the debut of its growing XENA line for Windows, and its well established strength and innovation in the video converters market place. Nick Rashby, former AJA Director of Sales and Marketing, will oversee day to day operations of worldwide activities from the company's headquarters in Grass Valley, CA.
"AJA is really hitting its stride, and in the years that he's been with AJA, Nick has shown that he possesses the experience, skills and professional savvy to help take this company to the next level," says Abt. "I will continue to remain actively involved, but with Nick as President, my time will be freed up to focus energies around engineering and product development."
"AJA has truly become a force to be reckoned with within the industry, thanks to our great team of expert staff," says Rashby. "The people here have always been the key to the success of this company along with, of course, a stellar line of products. I'm really excited to be in this new position, working with the people who have made AJA what it is today."
Nick Rashby came to AJA just over three years ago, bringing with him a solid background in motion picture and video production, as well as channel sales servicing film and video professionals. After working with top film and video suppliers and integrators in both northern and southern California, Rashby served as Vice President of Sales at Runway Edit in Santa Monica, CA. Rashby joined AJA initially as the Sales Manager for Desktop products, and quickly was promoted to Director of Sales and Marketing. In his tenure, the company has successfully forged strategic relationships with companies such as Apple, Adobe, Avid, and Autodesk, and continues to pioneer the most innovative products servicing the professional video marketplace.