Grass Valley Names Shoulders President

Seven-year veteran of parent Belden, Timothy Shoulders, will focus on Grass Valley’s growth and customer experience. He succeeds Marco Lopez.

Belden-owned Grass Valley has begun the new year with a new president—Timothy Shoulders, a member of the Belden team since 2011 with extensive industry experience. He succeeds Marco Lopez, who the company said “has left the company to pursue other opportunities.”

Shoulders was appointed president effective Jan. 1, transitioning from his previous role as VP-GM of Belden’s global industrial cable business. Prior to that, he was leader of Belden’s global broadcast cables business following a stint in the company’s enterprise connectivity platform.

According to Belden: “He combines his background in accounting and finance with a passion for efficiency to manage a complex global manufacturing network and serve as a champion for lean manufacturing principles.”

Shoulders will report directly to Roel Vestjens, president, industrial solutions and broadcast IT for Belden.

“Tim’s ability to successfully drive the Belden broadcast and AV business as well as the industrial cable business over recent years makes him the right person to lead Grass Valley as we look ahead to an exciting time of growth and continued transition in the industry,” says Vestjens.

“He has a unique ability to influence internal processes that enhance the customer experience by reducing or eliminating barriers to effective communication. An open and collaborative relationship with our customers is critical as we navigate business and technology changes in the market together.”

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Shoulders has an extensive background in finance and accounting, including managing corporate finance functions and forecasting and reporting for large, diverse businesses.

During his time with Belden, he’s led numerous M&A projects, integrations and cross-business initiatives, gaining expertise in the Belden Business System, a foundation of guiding principles and processes to improve efficiency. He will be based in Grass Valley’s worldwide headquarters in Montreal.


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