Simon Harper has joined Sony’s Professional Solutions division as channel marketing manager.

In the newly created role he will lead Sony’s efforts to sell its IT solutions to the new Digital Workflow Specialists channel across Europe.

Sony said the appointment “reinforces Sony’s long term commitment to providing a solutions-focused approach that meet the evolving needs of the media industry”.

Sony strategic marketing manager for Packaged Solutions Nick Smith said: “Simon will head up the channel for Digital Workflow Specialists enabling Sony’s market-leading solutions to serve a wider range of customers.”

Harper will be based in Basingstoke. He joins Sony from his role as business development manager at Digital Garage. Prior to working for Digital Garage he held business development roles at Apple and Gridiron Software.