Testronic makes key appointments as OTT business grows

Quality assurance, localisation and compliance specialist Testronic has made a couple of key appointments in response to growth in OTT platform testing space.

Ken Tiers

Testronic has named Ken Kiers, VP of mastering operations to oversee the expansion of services into new territories and the integration of new automation tools in all locations to ensure that consistent high testing standards are executed, the company said.

To support growth within South America, the technology outfit has also named Ignacio Fernandez as country manager in Chile with responsibility for building awareness of OTT platform testing in addition to home entertainment solutions.

Both report to president of film and TV, Jason Gish.

“2019 has seen an explosion in growth across all areas of our business and we are investing heavily in new

Ignacio Fernandez

solutions and most importantly in new personnel on all levels to ensure our capacity and systems match the demands of the fast changing, highly paced TV and OTT platform world,” said Gish.

“We are also delighted to be able to promote from within our team and as such have recently elevated Siana Rosencrans to Senior VP Operations and Beau Yarrow has accepted promotion to the VP Technical Operations role.”

Kiers said: “I am excited to join at a time when the industry as a whole is reshaping itself to meet the changing needs of consumers. Testronic offers a unique set of flexible testing solutions and I look forward to working with the team to help drive innovation for clients across Film, TV and OTT platforms.”

Fernandez said: “Knowing the business is focused on South America is exciting for me. The new office in Chile is supporting one of the largest global sports OTT platform providers and I look forward to working with the team to fully exploit the growth opportunities that exist in this region.”


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