He succeeds John Wallace in overseeing studio and post-production operations servicing television and film as well as global security, business services and the facility management of NBCUniversal’s real estate portfolio.
NBCUniversal today named Ian Trombley president of NBCUniversal’s operations and technical services (O&TS). Trombley will be responsible for the company’s owned studio and post-production operations servicing television and film, including the network operating centers in Denver, New York and New Jersey.
He also will lead global security, business services and the facility management of NBCUniversal’s real estate portfolio. Trombley will report to Adam Miller, EVP NBCUniversal.
Most recently, Trombley was EVP of television operations where he was responsible for the day-to-day operations and engineering for 30 Rock studios, facilities and the on-air and non-linear origination for the company’s portfolio of networks. Trombley led the rebuild of 30 Rock studios 6A, 6B and 8G, the design and construction of the new state-of-the art Studio Production Gallery and control rooms, and the renovation of over one million square feet of NBCUniversal’s 30 Rockefeller headquarters and New York metro properties.
Trombley succeeds John Wallace, a 27-year veteran of NBCUniversal. Wallace joined NBC in 1988 as a member of the famed Page Program and rose through the ranks, holding a variety of leadership positions throughout the company during his tenure. Most recently, Wallace was president of O&TS since 2011 and prior to that president of the NBC Owned Stations from 2007-2011. Wallace is joining Deluxe Entertainment Services as president-CEO in early September.
Trombley will work alongside Wallace for the next five weeks to ensure a smooth transition before assuming the role on Sept. 8.
During his 15 years with NBCUniversal, Trombley has held a number of leadership positions in broadcast and technical operations, facilities and studios management and information technology. According to NBCU, he played a critical role leading the NBC network’s transition from analog to digital television and has built and launched multichannel, multiplatform distribution operations in both New Jersey and Colorado, supporting the company’s cable channels, global networks and TV Everywhere. Trombley joined NBCUniversal from GE where he had previously held positions within the quality and information technology divisions.
A graduate of the Virginia Military Institute, Trombley began his career serving six years as an officer in the United States Army.