Franck Mougenot Joins Ikegami Europe

Ikegami announces a major addition to its management team with the appointment of Franck Mougenot as General Manager for France. Based in Issy-les-Moulineaux, Paris area, he will provide sales liaison and support to new and existing French-speaking customers.

Franck Mougenot has a long and distinguished professional background. After graduating in optics and electronics, he served the army as an officer in a Signal regiment, heading the video department. In 1991 he joined a Paris-based video production company as manager of an HD production unit. In this role, he gained six years of hands-on experience televising high-profile sports such as the Olympics, Formula 1 Grand Prix, cultural events and festivals. Many of these productions were used to showcase European HDTV.

Franck Mougenot progressed into the camera supply sector in 1997, initially as Los Angeles regional technical centre manager and from 2001 onward as broadcast cameras and digital-cinema specialist based in France. After 15 years in that role, he became an independent consultant providing training in camera operation, technology and maintenance.

"We are very pleased to welcome Franck into the company," comments Ikegami Europe president Masanori (Masa) Kondo. "He has contributed strongly to the advent of high-definition television in Europe and beyond. He pioneered raw shooting techniques for digital cinematography, as well as training and coaching many cinematographers. His extensive knowledge of cameras ranges from simple prosumer devices to full-scale broadcast camera systems."

"Ikegami is one of the great pioneers of camera development with an excellent reputation for technical innovation and excellent product quality," Franck Mougenot adds. "I am delighted to be returning to the equipment supply side of the television industry at a time when broadcasting is advancing so rapidly, embracing higher resolution, higher imaging sensitivity, higher frame rates, wider dynamic range and wider colour gamut. I look forward to working closely with the Ikegami team as the company advances from its 70th anniversary year."

                          France Regional office

                          13 rue Camille Desmoulins

                          92130 Issy-les-Moulineaux


                          Tel: +33 (0)1 58 04 25 05

                          Fax: +33 (0)1 58 04 23 00

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