What’s in a Team- Greg Abell
At Tyrell, it is one of our most dearly held beliefs that people buy from people – namely people that they like, respect and trust. So, that is why we are always proud to sing the praises of our exceptional team at every opportunity, because we know that it’s our multi-disciplined experts, with their wealth of experience, that ensure the success of our business and the satisfaction of our clients.
Every week we’re getting to know our expert team a little bit better to prove that we really are the best in the business. Today, we’re chatting to Tyrell Pre Sales Engineer, Greg Abell…
Name: Greg Abell
Job title: Pre Sales Engineer
Miles on the industry clock: 11 years
If you ever get to ask Tyrell Pre-Sales Engineer, Greg Abell to describe himself, the answer will invariably be that he’s strikingly handsome and also really, really funny. A modest start then…
Well, Greg has good reason to be confident, but perhaps more so in his abilities as a truly valuable member of the pre-sales and technical team, thanks to his unrivalled industry experience and the evident passion he has for the work he does.
After graduating with a performance technology degree, Greg went on to complete a two-year technical internship with BBC Post Production at Television Centre. The invaluable experience gained here eventually led to Greg becoming a full-time member of the BBC engineering team, a role that offered him a formidable introduction into the broadcast media industry and kick-started a career that would eventually lead him to Tyrell’s door.
After BBC Television Centre closed, Greg went on to work for some of the biggest broadcast and post production companies in London, including Ericsson, Molinare and Warner Brothers. Project highlights from this era included commissioning Calrec audio for the QVC build at Chiswick park, this involved building the live audio rig debuted by non-other than Michael Bolton. In addition to this, he also managed the move of over 30 Warner Bros suites to Avid storage, overseeing a complete workstation refresh. This also included the added technical challenge of linking the suites to a second-site over fibre.
Once satisfied that he knew all there was to know about production, Greg made the decision to move to the dark-side and started working for Tyrell. Now firmly established at the company, Greg has found that he enjoys the unique combination of tech and charisma required for the demos, training and consultation that a pre-sales role involves. The Tyrell technical team is no doubt richer for Greg’s contribution, as the company continues to grow from strength to strength.
So, what else is there to know about the enigmatic chap that is Greg? Well, after being dropped from Blackburn Rover’s elusive U13’s squad, which put pay to any hopes of a glittering football career. Greg’s talents as a formidable goalkeeper had been greatly enjoyed by his local 8-a-side team, that was until an ill-timed shoulder injury took him out of the beautiful game for good. Alas, football’s loss is no-doubt broadcast media’s great gain. Plus, not to be dispelled from missing out on the adulation that a footballing career has to offer, Greg now plays in math rock bands to crowds of adoring beardy hipsters, which is actually pretty darn cool.
If you want to know more about Greg and how he helps Tyrell customers with his expert industry knowledge and experience? Follow him on LinkedIn here where you can find out what makes him, and us, tick.