MultiDyne Video and Fiber Optics Solutions have promoted Jesse Foster and Matt Watkins to key executive positions effective immediately.
“MultiDyne has always valued long-term employee retention and encouraged promotion from within. Matt has spent his entire professional career here, and his talents have touched nearly every department over 14 remarkable years. Jesse came to us several years ago with a strong industry pedigree and made an immediate impact on how we market and position our fiber solutions while bringing MultiDyne into new product areas and business verticals. These are well-deserved promotions that set the stage for our next generation of business growth,” said CEO Frank Jachetta.
Jesse Foster joined MultiDyne in 2018 from Cobalt Digital as a Director of Product Development and Western US Sales. He takes on the role of Vice President of Product Development, continuing to drive MultiDyne product innovation into new directions. Since joining MultiDyne, Foster’s product development achievements include the launch of new compression and OTT product line, and new models for existing flagship production lines such as its SilverBack fiber camera adapters.
“I have always enjoyed the camaraderie working with customers, and the reconnaissance missions that help them solve problems and open new windows of business opportunity,” said Foster. “I am lucky to continue on at MultiDyne in this dual-capacity role that also elevates my responsibilities around company strategy and innovation.”
Matt Watkins came to MultiDyne from the consumer electronics world in 2008 as an Inside Sales Manager, where he learned the professional broadcast and production business from the ground up. Watkins now takes on the role of Vice President of Sales, after 12 years as a Sales and Systems Design Manager. In his new role, Watkins will oversee all global sales and business development initiatives, with regional sales teams and channel partners reporting to him.
“Throughout my career at MultiDyne I have served as a liaison between many different areas of the company, particularly as our products grew more advanced in recent years,” said Watkins. “We have transitioned as a company that sold boxes to one that sells full solutions, and I have been actively involved in bringing well-integrated systems together for our customers. This is a unique opportunity to apply that knowledge to our global sales operation as we work to increase our worldwide brand visibility and market share.”