Quantel has recruited former Avid chief technology officer Tim Claman to its US division.

Claman, who joined the manufacturer this week, has been appointed CTO with a remit that includes acting as a bridge between the US and the company’s UK-based R&D team.

Quantel has previously employed a CTO based in the US, although the role has not been occupied for the past few years.

Quantel R&D director Simon Rogers highlighted the company’s emerging revolutionQ software for fast turnaround productions as one of the areas that Claman would work on.

The first product from the nascent revolution Q software is expected to be unveiled at IBC next month.

“The US has always been a very important market for Quantel and having a CTO of Tim’s capabilities based there will ensure that we stay as close to our customers’ needs and aspirations as possible,” said Rogers.

Before joining Quantel, Claman worked for Avid for 11 years, almost two of which were spent as CTO.