Bitcentral Welcomes Veteran Chief Operations Officer to its Executive Ranks

Sep 02 2010

Operations Expert Gary Coats Joins Surging Newsroom Technology Provider to Enhance Customer Experience

NEWPORT BEACH, CA – Sept. 2, 2010 – Bitcentral, dedicated to providing the broadcast industry with innovative and reliable digital news delivery systems, has hired Gary Coats to serve as its chief operating officer. Reporting directly to Bitcentral CEO Fred Fourcher, Coats will take over management of the company’s operations, applying his expertise to fast-tracking product development and ensuring best-in-class support for the company’s broadcast customers. This addition will free up Fourcher to pursue new market opportunities for the thriving technology company.

“Gary’s extensive experience guiding established organizations through the upheavals of growth makes him a valued addition to Bitcentral. However, it is his unwavering focus on the customer and client-driven mindset that truly sets him apart from other candidates, making him a must-have addition to our team,” said Fourcher.

Bringing over 20 years of corporate operations experience to his new position, Coats will focus on developing Bitcentral’s products and services by working closely with customers and partners. Over 100 TV stations across the nation are already using Bitcentral’s market-leading news production solution, Precis, and its revolutionary content archiving and sharing solution, Oasis.

Most recently, Coats was the president and COO of Marketron Broadcast Solutions, an industry-leading media software company. He has also been an operations executive at Internet start-up Lesconcierges/Isayso Corp., where he remains an advisor, and he has held various management roles across sector-leading travel and customer care firms, including Europ Assistance, the world’s largest travel assistance company.

“Bitcentral’s reputation and dynamic growth were the deciding factors in making the move to this company,” Coats said. “I look forward to working with our broadcast partners and delivering the superior solutions and support that they rely on as they go to air every day.”