Anchor Bay Appoints VP of Marketing and Business Development
Anchor Bay Technologies, a supplier of video processing semiconductors (ASICs) and systems, appointed John Glass as its vice president of marketing and business development. Glass “will be instrumental in defining and positioning Anchor Bay’s advanced video processing systems and semiconductor products, and will be responsible for the company’s market positioning, distribution strategy and product management,” said the company.
Previously, Glass served as vice president of marketing and business development for Core Networks, where “he was instrumental in positioning the privately-held company for a successful sale to SupportSoft,” said Anchor Bay. At Core, he introduced five new software platforms supporting high-speed internet access, home networking and network management for cable and telephone companies.
Prior to Core, he served as early founder and vice president of marketing and business development for switch developer Taqua Systems, which was subsequently sold to Tekelec. His prior experiences includes senior management stints with General Instrument, Motorola Broadband, Tektronix, GTE and Siemens Communications Systems.
“John’s wealth of experience directing corporate development and marketing strategies will be a tremendous asset to us as we shift our focus towards developing as a semiconductor company,” said Anchor Bay CEO Craig Soderquist, to whom Glass will report. “His understanding of domestic and international markets and proven record of success will play a vital role in bringing our advanced video processing technology to our customers and strategic partners.”
“I’m very excited to work with an industry leader such as Anchor Bay,” said Glass. “The company is dedicated to innovation, and has provided several unique technologies to the video processing industry. I look forward to helping Anchor Bay grow as a semiconductor company as we strive to provide best-in-class video processing solutions for OEMs, and superior picture quality for consumers.”