Humax’s vice president of sales, Graham North, has stepped down from his role. He is leaving the set-top box and digital TV recorders manufacturer following a period of ill health.
Rob Peacock will take up the position of UK sales director from November 1 and will be in charge of the UK operator business. He will also assume overall responsibility for UK retail sales and marketing.
Mr North (pictured) joined the company in August 2005 and his achievements included ensuring Humax was a launch partner of Freesat in 2008, YouView in 2012 and Freeview Play recorders in 2014.
On the B2B side, he played a major role in developing the company’s partnership with various leading operators across Europe.
Said Mr North: “I have been lucky to work in such an exciting environment and have been a part of many new and innovative platform launches during my time at Humax. I’m confident that the company will go from strength to strength, with some fantastic new opportunities in the pipeline.
“It’s now time for me to hand over my responsibilities to other members of the team, in order to drive the business in new ways. I will certainly miss my valued colleagues, but will look forward to watching Humax grow in the future, and would like to express my gratitude to the management in the UK and South Korea for their support over the last 12 years.”
Added Mr Peacock, who joined Humax in 2007, when he started as a key account manager for the independent distribution channel: “It is an honour to take on the challenges of the UK set-top box marketplace, and to steer and drive the business forward into new emerging market segments with smart products and improved customer experiences.”
Commented Jeff Kim, president of Humax Europe: “We would like to thank Graham for his dedication to Humax over the last 12 years, which has resulted in significant growth in the business. We will greatly miss his leadership and knowledge of the market. I’m sure the entire Humax team, and the consumer electronics industry, will join me in wishing Graham our sincere best wishes for the future.”