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21/09/2004

Karlton Burn joins Dayang International as CEO

Dayang Technology Development Inc has appointed Karlton Burn as Chief Executive Officer of its newly-formed export division, Dayang International Ltd.
He brings 20 years of experience in broadcast industry executive roles, latterly as Managing Director of Leitch Asia Limited which he developed over eight years from a near-start-up business into a major player within the Asian broadcast industry. Prior to joining Leitch, he was the Director of Sales for Snell & Wilcox with international responsibilities for the CEL range of products.
The appointment is the first in a series of strategic steps Dayang will be taking in the coming months to extend the company's presence. Dayang's international operation, based in Hong Kong, will be supported by a network of distributors, partners and system integrators.
Yao Wei, President of Dayang Technology Development, said: "Dayang is the broadcast market leader in China. We needed an international market veteran with international experience, strong customer contacts and a proven understanding of current and future market opportunities. Karlton is an excellent choice for this position."
Burn added: "Dayang enjoys a very high reputation among Chinese programme-makers and broadcasters for the reliability and affordability of its products. The Dayang design team is one of the most innovative in the world, offering a combination of hardware and software-based equipment for SD and HD applications in 50 and 60 Hz markets."
Founded in 1989, Beijing-based Dayang Technology Development Inc is China's market leader in digital broadcast and video technology. The company provides a broad range of high-quality solutions for editing, broadcasting, archiving and networking applications.
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