Mel Noonan began his
broadcast industry career as a trainee engineer at Channel
7 in Australia, rising over a five-year period to technical director.
Arriving in the UK, he worked in broadcast sales, gaining experience
with a wide range of equipment, and setting up seminars, training plus a
production facility. Experience followed at Hitachi Denshi, specialising
in camera sales as UK sales manager and later working as European sales
manager for the MAL division of Copenhagen-based Danmon.
In 1990 he was invited to
become sales manager for Paris-based Thomson Video Equipement where he also became involved in marketing to raise the
visibility of what was to become Thomson Broadcast, with huge success in
promoting Thomson cameras into the UK broadcast market.
Fourteen years on, he took his skills to
Polecam as global sales and marketing manager where he
contributed over a seven-year period to sales, raising global visibility, setting up and
maintaining a network of global distributors, writing and issuing press releases,
attending shows worldwide, handling
advertising and much of the artwork and photography, as well as
video editing and DVD production.