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Due to what it says is significant growth, quality assurance (QA), localisation services and compliance firm Testronic has enhanced its strategic leadership team by appointing Ken Kiers and Ignacio Fernandez to join the business.

Ignatio Fernandez 3Oct2019The company says that it has seen growth across it business strands but in particular the over-the-top platform testing space. To cope with this demand it has employed Testronic has added Ken Kiers, VP mastering operations, to oversee the expansion of services into new territories and Ignacio Fernandez as country manager in Chile.

Kiers will lead efforts towards the integration of new automation tools in all locations to ensure that consistent testing standards are executed across the globe. “I am excited to join at a time when the industry as a whole is reshaping itself to meet the changing needs of consumers,” he remarked. “Testronic offers a unique set of flexible testing solutions and I look forward to working with the team to help drive innovation for clients across film, TV and OTT platforms.”

To support growth within South America, Fernandez will take responsibility for building awareness of OTT platform testing in addition to Testronic’s home entertainment solutions. “Knowing the business is focused on South America is exciting for me,” he said. “The new office in Chile is supporting one of the largest global sports OTT platform providers and I look forward to working with the team to fully exploit the growth opportunities that exist in this region.”

Both appointments will report to Testronic president of film and TV Jason Gish. He added: “2019 has seen an explosion in growth across all areas of our business and we are investing heavily in new solutions and most importantly in new personnel on all levels to ensure our capacity and systems match the demands of the fast changing, highly paced TV and OTT platform world.”