News/Press

TIG expands Oblong Sales Team
Press Release

Oct 15, 2019

TIG expands Oblong Sales Team

TIG is pleased to announce the appointment of Christophe Fortune to the position of Regional Sales Manager for France and Iberia. Reporting directly to Steven Dullaert, Christophe will focus on driving sales of Oblong’s Mezzanine solution.

With over 20 years of experience in the telecom and IT industry, Christophe is well versed in the industry. His background in business development, predominantly on IT digital transformation projects and the integration of unified communications solutions will prove valuable in identifying and maintaining key business partnerships. The role requires Christophe to support TIG in meeting company-wide revenue growth targets, alongside working to develop and implement business plans to increase profitability in the south west region. Christophe will drive sales from concept to completion and will draw on his prior knowledge of the market to identify new leads.

“I am pleased to join Technological Innovations Group at this exciting stage for the business. TIG offers an unparalleled vision of how to integrate and transform a traditional AV background into a new business trajectory, driven by software intelligence like Oblong, which presents exciting opportunities in the collaboration space,” comments Christophe Fortune. “I’m looking forward to engaging with our existing and future business partners, to showcase the highest quality of brands”. TIG continues to form new relationships with brands at the forefront of cutting-edge technology, to add to its growing portfolio including, Crestron and Mezzanine by Oblong Industries.

TIG appoints new UK Business Development Manager
Press Release

Oct 10, 2019

TIG appoints new UK Business Development Manager


Technological Innovations Group (TIG), the leading audiovisual sales agency in EMEA offering integrated automation and control solutions for smart spaces, is pleased to announce the appointment of Alex Brown as its new Head of Enterprise UC for the United Kingdom.
Alex will be responsible for driving the adoption of Crestron’s class leading unified communications portfolio into TIG’s client base. He will work alongside TIG’s existing business development teams to bring a deep understanding of the unified communications market which he developed during over twenty years in the industry.
Discussing this new role Alex said: “I am filled with enthusiasm to show our customers that ‘only Crestron can’. My move to TIG was inspired by the exciting direction being taken by a company I have admired for many years. The buzz I have been hearing about the Crestron UC portfolio and how it addresses the total meeting space requirements of Microsoft TEAMS, was simply irresistible.”
Commenting on Alex’s appointment, TIG’s CEO, Robin van Meeuwen said: “I’d like to welcome Alex to the team at this exciting point in TIG’s development. He has the passion, drive and knowledge to ensure that our customers’ requirements and desires are translated into smart space solutions.” For more information please visit www.tig.eu

We are pleased to announce Renaat De Wilde has joined TIG as Regional Director Middle East
Press Release

Oct 7, 2019

We are pleased to announce Renaat De Wilde has joined TIG as Regional Director Middle East

Renaat will be leading Crestron’s sales team in the Middle East with the goal of sustainably growing the business and building up a strong regional team that can offer the best smart space AV and control technology to customers providing systems solutions and training.
Renaat has twenty years of experience and has held Sales Director roles in the AV and Professional Lighting industry, during which he has lived in Europe, China, the US and Australia.
Renaat commented: “I am extremely honoured to be joining the highly professional and experienced team. The AV world is at the crossroads of the evolution into an IT centric business, which will offer tremendous opportunities for our markets in the future. My goal is, together with our experienced team in the Middle East, to provide best in class solutions for our end customers and for our trusted partners in the region. I am looking forward to a joint successful business with all of you in the future!”
Announcing the appointment, TIG’s CEO, Robin van Meeuwen said: “We’re pleased to have Renaat join the team as we have an ambitious strategy to provide the best in solutions for smart spaces that we know customers in the Middle East will be inspired and excited by.”

Philip van’t Wout joins TIG as Regional Sales Manager for Benelux-Nordics
Press Release

Sep 20, 2019

Philip van’t Wout joins TIG as Regional Sales Manager for Benelux-Nordics

Technological Innovations Group (TIG), the leading audiovisual sales agency in EMEA offering integrated automation and control solutions for smart spaces, is pleased to announce the appointment of Philip van’t Wout to the position of Regional Sales Manager for Benelux-Nordics.
Philip will be focussing on the Oblong brand, which includes technology that allows participants to share multiple streams of content, from multiple locations, all at the same time. TIG is Oblong’s strategic sales partner for EMEA and Philip will be responsible for building and promoting strong, long-lasting customer relationships with Oblong customers in the Benelux and Nordic region by seeking to understand their needs and providing systems solutions and training.
Philip joins TIG after working at Mitsubishi Electric selling control room solutions in thirteen countries. He prides himself on being an excellent networker that builds long relationships with clients.
Philip commented: “I am very pleased to be a part the TIG family and work with the Oblong products. I am looking forward to working together with the AV channels in the Benelux and Nordic region and develop the opportunities that are there.”
Announcing the appointment, TIG’s CEO, Robin van Meeuwen said: “We’re thrilled to have Phillip join the team. We have an ambitious strategy that involves offering innovative technology for smart spaces that we know customers in the Nordic and Benelux regions will love, and I am excited to see how Philip will develop these markets.”

TIG strengthens its German team with two new appointments
Press Release

Sep 19, 2019

TIG strengthens its German team with two new appointments

Joining TIG as Alliance Manager is Markus Schmitt-Fumian. Markus brings with him a wealth of experience in the world of unified communications and collaboration to better serve TIG’s end users and partners. He will be crucial in strengthening TIG’s position to better serve the UC demands. Previously, Markus has worked as an executive board member of a number of leading organisations, and is well equipped in negotiation. Marcus will prove valuable to TIG when looking to secure new and exciting partnerships,” comments Dirk Hendrickx, VP of Sales.

Additionally, Johannes van Woudenberg has accepted the position as Regional Sales Manager for Southern Germany and Bavaria. Johannes has a strong background in strategic sales and is highly proficient in corporate relationship building. His knowledge of the industry will be an asset in achieving sustained growth for TIG. Johannes comments: “I am excited about the new challenge and look forward to contributing with my 30 years of experience in sales of IT and AV solutions to strengthen our leading market position.“

“The DACH region is a true growth area for TIG and the market-leading technology solutions we offer,” comments Robin van Meeuwen, CEO of TIG. “By appointing Markus and Johannes to key roles within the business, TIG will be perfectly positioned to deliver unbeatable service to customers in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.” TIG provides a number of cutting-edge solutions for the commercial, residential and marine markets. Its commitment to investing in individuals with experience in the AV/IT market establishes TIG as the leading sales agency for integrators, consultants and end-users across Europe.

Alistair Pulling Joins TIG as Public Relations Executive for EMEA
Press Release

Sep 18, 2019

Alistair Pulling Joins TIG as Public Relations Executive for EMEA

Joining the team responsible for marketing and communications, Alistair will be focussing  on creating and sharing TIG’s exciting news stories. He joins TIG after spending over five years with the charity Queen Elizabeth’s Foundation for Disabled People (QEF), where he was press and media manager.  

Announcing the appointment, TIG’s Director of PR and Marketing, Petra van Meeuwen said: “ I am very pleased  to have Alistair join the PR team. His PR experience and creative thinking will be most useful while we keep expanding the team and growing the brand.“

Alistair added: “I’m genuinely honoured to join TIG at this exciting time in its development, as it expands and adds innovative products to its range of solutions for smart spaces. There are many, many fascinating stories to tell about how end users and integrators use this technology in creative ways. I’m also looking forward to working with the AV sector media and am always happy to help out any journalists or editors writing about smart space equipment or installations.”