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Telestream Makes Executive Changes to Address Growth

David Heppe steps up to president role while Dan Castles expands CEO role to focus on new opportunities (January 03, 2006)

Telestream, the leaders in media encoding and workflow automation solutions, today announced executive changes which will better position the company to meet the demands of its rapid growth. David Heppe has been promoted to president and chief operating officer (COO), stepping up from his sales and marketing position to add responsibility for development and operational aspects of Telestreams business. Dan Castles maintains his chief executive officer (CEO) position and will play a more active role in helping to guide the companys rapidly expanding Flip4Mac business. The changes became effective January 1, 2006.

?Over the past eight years, Telestream has experienced high-growth and gained a strong position in the broadcast industry segment, said Dan Castles, CEO of Telestream. ?Now, we have some unique opportunities to expand beyond that into broader market segments. I am confident that this change will allow us to focus on those opportunities, while David takes on daily management of our core workgroup and enterprise solutions business.

?Im excited about my new role in helping manage the companys growth to the next level, said Telestream president and COO, David Heppe. ?Were in a very dynamic market, where the technology and customer needs are changing rapidly. We have been extremely responsive to market needs, which has been a key contributor to our success, and I feel fortunate to be working with the talented and dedicated team at Telestream.

Heppes promotion follows a seven-year history of successfully guiding Telestreams worldwide sales and marketing programs, most recently as senior vice president of sales and marketing. Prior to Telestream, Heppe served as managing director of TDKs European Communications business unit in the UK. Heppe holds engineering degrees from the University of Nevada and Stanford and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

About Telestream
Telestream products have set the standard with the world's leading media and entertainment companies, corporations, and government institutions for the encoding, organizing, and delivery of digital media. Customers rely on Telestream products for convenient, cost-effective, and robust digital media access and exchange over IP networks. The company's automation applications and smart media organization solutions streamline workflows for broadcasters and media companies, as well as content owners and content creators in government, higher education, and corporate markets. Telestream and its team of video experts are located in Nevada City, the ?video valley region of Northern California. The company is privately held.

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