Hercher Named New Managing Director at Band Pro Munich GmbH
Rainer Hercher, formerly Business Development Manager at Band Pro Munich GmbH, will take on the job of Managing Director effective February 1, 2012. Band Pro Munich GmbH is a subsidiary of Band Pro Film & Digital, Inc., headquartered in Burbank, California.
Prior to joining Band Pro Munich in February of 2011, Hercher was co-founder and Managing Director of Berlin-based Camelot Broadcast Services GmbH. Camelot specialized in high-end video equipment for broadcast, film and television, offering one of the largest selections in Berlin. Before starting Camelot, Hercher worked as a cameraman, covering events all over the world.
"With his wealth of real-world knowledge and executive experience, Rainer Hercher is a natural choice to take over the reins at Band Pro Munich," said Amnon Band, President and CEO of Band Pro Film & Digital, Inc. "In this age of increased technical innovation it takes someone who knows both sides of the coin, product manufacturers and end users, to get the right equipment into the hands of those who need it."
Hercher will be replacing outgoing Managing Director Gerhard Baier. After nearly 10 years as the head of Band Pro Munich, Baier stepped down on January 31, 2012 to pursue other opportunities in the production industry.
Said Hercher, "Gerhard and Band Pro Munich were instrumental in helping Europe move into the world of HD production through their training seminars, workshops and technical demonstrations. I look forward to continuing his tradition of working with the community through educational outreach and by continuing to provide the high-quality products that are pushing our industry forward.
"We have spent the last year traveling and demonstrating the new Leica Summilux-C lenses, which are beginning to deliver. Now Sony has released the F65 camera and we are building workshops to get cameramen and DITs up to speed on it as well."
Band Pro Film & Digital, Inc. was founded in 1984 and has long been a leading provider of high-end digital cinema and television production equipment worldwide. The German subsidiary office in Munich opened in 2002 and serves the European and international markets.
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About Band Pro Film & Digital, Inc.
Band Pro Film & Digital, Inc. specializes in products and solutions for professional filmmakers and videographers. From their offices in Burbank, CA; New York City, NY; Munich, Germany; and Tel Aviv, Israel, Band Pro offers the highest level of knowledge and expertise along with the finest equipment and accessories available. The company's research and development protocol allows product lines to expand toward the newest technologies so clients can focus on the art and craft of cinematography. With close relationships in Hollywood and worldwide, and long-standing partnerships with camera and lens makers, Band Pro has remained at the forefront of the newest developments in digital cinema.
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