Set-top box manufacturer Pace has appointed Shane McCarthy as president of its international business unit.

McCarthy replaces Mark Loughran with immediate effect and will take over responsibility for Pace International’s business in EMEA, APAC and Brazil.  

In his previous role as senior vice president and general manager of EMEA and Asia Pacific for Pace, McCarthy was responsible for customers including MultiChoice Africa, Viasat and members of the News Corp group such as Sky New Zealand and Sky Italia.

Pace chief exeuctive Mike Pulli said: “Shane’s appointment reflects his track record of excellence and guarantees a stable, seamless transition that will benefit Pace’s customers and support the company’s continued growth in these extremely important global territories.”