The Techtel group has announced that Ariff Bakar has joined the Techtel Singapore team as Regional Pre-Sales & Support Manager, operating in support of Techtel’s Territory Manager, Susan Lim.
Ariff’s depth of experience includes having worked throughout Singapore as a Network Controller, Master Control Operator, Studio Technician and Media Manager.
Having a central function in Pre-Sales, Ariff will be involved in the technical detail behind Techtel projects, as well as demonstration of products – virtually or in-person.
Ariff commented, “The desire to understand and learn more about the industry has always been the driving factor in my career. I am really excited to join Techtel as it underpins my passion to specialize in broadcast and media. I’m feeling great about working for Techtel who are a company that are focused on working with broadcasters to strengthen their operations.”
Susan Lim added “Ariff will give us the ability to show off the Technology our suppliers develop in a way that makes sense for our local market and ultimately makes the decision to move forward with new technology much easier for our local customers.”
Meanwhile, Kien Hon Wong has joined the company as Senior Support Engineer as part of Techtel’s regional strategy to excel in support throughout SE Asia. Operating closely with headquarters in Sydney, Kien Hon will be the key focal point for all support related business in the region offering customers deep knowledge of technology coupled with regional market experience.
Kien Hon has worked throughout the industry for more than 13 years in both TV stations and with technology manufacturers. His experience spans acquisition, media processing, video contribution and distribution.
Kien Hon joins the Techtel team at a time when the local market is opening up more and more following disruptions during the pandemic.
Kien Hon said, “The broadcast industry has always been evolving over the years and I am thrilled to ride along with the technological advancements from SD to HD, UHD and SDI to IP, cloud and many more to come. With extensive technical support and project implementation experience in ASEAN, I am truly excited to be part of the Techtel team to provide the right solutions to all the potential clients requiring excellent consultation for their media requirement.”
Techtel’s SE Asia Territory Manager Susan Lim added, “We wanted a no compromise approach to the support we offer our market moving forward because we know that this is valued so highly by the customers we serve. Kien Hon is now right at the centre of how we want to differentiate ourselves and it’s great to have that confidence that when our customers need technical help, we have the team to get the job done.”