Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, and solution leader for broadcasters and content creators will begin 2018 with a new president—Timothy Shoulders, a member of the Belden team since 2011 and a leader with extensive industry experience. Shoulders was appointed president effective January 1, transitioning from his previous role as vice president and general manager of Belden’s global Industrial Cable business. Former president Marco Lopez has left the company to pursue other opportunities.
Prior to that, he was leader of Belden’s global Broadcast Cables business following a successful stint in the company’s Enterprise Connectivity platform. He combines his background in accounting and finance with a passion for efficiency to manage a complex global manufacturing network and serve as a champion for lean manufacturing principles. Shoulders will report to Roel Vestjens, president, Industrial Solutions & Broadcast IT for Belden.
“Tim’s ability to successfully drive the Belden Broadcast and AV business as well as the Industrial Cable business over recent years makes him the right person to lead Grass Valley as we look ahead to an exciting time of growth and continued transition in the industry,” says Vestjens. “He has a unique ability to influence internal processes that enhance the customer experience by reducing or eliminating barriers to effective communication. An open and collaborative relationship with our customers is critical as we navigate business and technology changes in the market together.”
Shoulders has an extensive background in finance and accounting, including managing corporate finance functions and forecasting and reporting for large, diverse businesses. During his time with Belden, he’s led numerous M&A projects, integrations and cross-business initiatives, gaining expertise in the Belden Business System, guiding principles and processes that lead to measurable efficiency. He will be based in Grass Valley’s worldwide headquarters in Montreal.