With Cameron O’Neill moving up the Riedel hierarchy (see our story here), the company has announced that Ian Hamilton will take on O’Neill’s previous position as general manager in Australia, with Julian Hewitt taking over as technical operations manager.
“Ian’s experience providing sophisticated high-performance production and communications solutions is remarkable, to say the least,” says O’Neill. “His work has included numerous projects involving Riedel Australia and extensive complements of Riedel equipment. As both a contractor and end user, Ian has developed a deep understanding of Riedel technology and its potential. With this knowledge and experience, he is very well-qualified to guide Riedel Australia’s continued growth.”
Hamilton previously led his own design and technical production firm and as a freelance contractor, worked as Riedel’s technical coordinator for the 2013 International Fleet Review commemorating the 100th anniversary of the arrival of the Royal Australian Navy in Sydney Harbour. As technical coordinator for the City of Sydney Council from 2010 to 2012, he was responsible for the technical operational delivery of the Sydney New Year’s Eve fireworks and Sydney Harbour Bridge effects.
He has overseen numerous live events for government agencies and organisations, and his work for clients in the commercial sector includes production manager roles for live events ranging from sports competitions, corporate events, and auto shows to high-profile theatre, dance, opera, and rock performances.
Julian ‘Jules’ Hewitt joins the company after most recently serving as technical support technician at the Sydney Opera House, a long-time user of Riedel solutions.
“Like Ian, Jules has worked with Riedel equipment for many years, and his practical experience in deploying our solutions makes him an excellent addition to the growing Riedel Australia family,” says O’Neill.
Source: media release
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