Former Harris regional sales director Guy Elliott will be the next managing director of systems integrator ATG Broadcast.

Initially working alongside Graham Buchanan, the current MD, Elliott will take on the job full-time on 1 September 2008 when Buchanan becomes chairman.

Elliott's 30-year broadcast industry career includes stints at Redifon, Sennheiser, Kingston TLI, Encoda Systems and Leitch Europe.

He also co-founded broadcast radio systems installation company Elliott Brothers.

"With the increasing focus on IT-based broadcast engineering, this is an ideal time to be progressing from hardware manufacturing into dedicated television systems integration," said Elliott. "My objective will be to extend ATG's presence into a wider market arena.”

ATG Broadcast Ltd is part of the Danmon Systems Group, a division of DanTechnologies.

The company combines experience of traditional broadcast equipment with computer-based media management systems.