Thompson has over 20 years of management experience in the media production and broadcasting industries. He comes to Riedel from Grass Valley, where he served as vice president of customer success and business transformation. Before it was acquired by Grass Valley, he held the position of head of global services at Snell Advanced Media (SAM) and served as the global head of commercial sales at both SAM and Quantel.
Previously, Thompson was with Ericsson Television (formerly Tandberg Television) for nearly 18 years. He joined the company in 1997, relocating to Sydney to head up its Australasia Services department. He ended his tenure with the company as director of operations and services, EMEA. In this role, he was responsible for the delivery, support, and sales growth for the company’s media and software service solutions within the region.
Craig Thompson is based in Southampton, England, and reports directly to Rik Hoerée.