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David Blackett joins Magna Systems and Engineering

Well-known and respected broadcast industry SI specialist David Blackett has joined Magna Systems & Engineering as group general manager. David brings with him a wealth of experience having most recently completed a successful tenure with Telstra where, as Consulting Technical Specialist, he was involved in serval significant projects including The NRL Bunker, remote production and several large government projects. Prior to Telstra David was vice president of Gencom Technology Australia where he, coordinated projects and management of day to day business and before that he was engineering manager at Fox Sports.

His new role at Magna Systems is a key one at a time when the company is experiencing significant growth across the Asia Pacific region. As group GM on the sales side Blackett will strategically lead and drive the company’s sales process across all market sectors, from instigation to delivery. He will also manage and grow strong and positive long-term relationships with Magna’s partners and suppliers. The engineering side of his new role sees Blackett responsible for identifying new technologies that are a fit for current and future Magna capabilities and managing all of Magna’s engineering and technical operations groups across the region.

David Blackett said, “I’m delighted to be joining Magna in the role of group GM at such an exciting and critical time. The company is growing, recruiting and expanding rapidly and it’s a great opportunity to be a part of that. The future for Magna Systems is looking very promising indeed.”

Magna Systems group CEO Matthew Clemesha added, “David’s vision and experience in the broadcast and SI fields is second to none. He is a great asset and addition to our team and will form an integral part of Magna’s growth and success moving forward.”

About Magna Systems and Engineering

Magna is a seasoned company that has been providing a competitive advantage for its customers in the broadcast and telecommunications industries through timely adoption of innovations with minimal risk of disruption for nearly 50 years. Summed up as Secure Innovation, Magna de-risk a first-mover advantage and safely takes its customers to where their competitors haven’t gone yet. Magna offers comprehensive sales, service and support across the entire Asia Pacific region from its offices in Australia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, New Zealand and Singapore.