Media Products (MPI) was founded by Raymond Blumenthal and Michael Temmer.
In 2019 Ray decided to make MPI his full time job as National Sales Manager, immediately having manufacturers calling to represent them, because of Ray’s great established client base, with loyal clients that trust Ray to bring them great solutions and products. Being selective of the manufacturers that Ray and Michael feel will bring value to their clients, and could improve client workflow, and improve system uptime and reliability, they started to build up their line card. Both Ray and Michael understand that today’s technology is quickly changing, and when talking with clients they might not represent the right equipment all the time to fulfill all client’s needs, but they will research solutions to find the right products to make recommendations to clients with the best of breed philosophy regardless of who represents the equipment.
Ray and Michael started to build out their team. See the team members
Raymond has a long history in the television industry, starting at CBS in the film era, and working his way into sales, he has held positions at several major companies from Camera Mart, Panasonic, ClearCom, and Tiffen to name a few. Ray has been active in SMPTE from being a section chair to a Section Governor. He is a member of the NATAS Emmy Technical Award Committee.
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Michael brings strong operational and management skills he has operated a small production company for audio and video rentals, lighting, and video services. Michael has Produced, directed & edited Television commercial spots¸ music videos, promotion, training, indie features and documentaries. His experience ranges from operating lighting and grip trucks, video production and editing services, audio and video systems sales, and rentals, he has built & managed small theaters, rehearsal stage for touring rock acts, produced modern dance, video and theater events. He has done production management for lighting, staging for various one day and multi-day events in multiple ballrooms with set changes & resets with +16 plus breakout rooms, etc.
Venues include: The NY Hilton, NY Marriott Marquis, The Four Seasons Restaurant, Terminal 5, NY Historical Society, Altman Building, Spirit Cruises, South Street Seaport, Pier 84, Vanderbilt Hall.
Micheal is a member of SMPTE NY Section and NATAS Emmy Technical Award Committee.
Harry brings a strong technical background along with project management skills to help meet with clients and help MPI’s expanding sales team with technology and address challenges that clients face. Harry’s background ranges from cable and broadcast to building a 24-hour news engineering and operation, sports facilities and CentralCast master control as well as experience in content creations, files base content creation and transport, content distribution, control room workflow, video compression/transcoding, MAM digital storage, asset management, file-based video transfer, and fiber transport systems. Harry’ experience has been primarily on the client side, so he understands what challenges clients are facing.
Harry is a member of the NATAS Emmy Technical Award Committee.
David Russin comes to us as an experienced professional Television Broadcast and Video Sales Director who has major manufacturing experience specializing in storage, infrastructure, asset management and content playout. Dave successfully has worked selling television technology solutions at the television station, network, news bureau, production, and aggregator levels. Over the years he has provided solutions ranging from Cameras, Graphics and Live Production to ENG, Infrastructure, DAM, Archive and playout for such projects at BET, Showtime TV, PBS Network, ABC News Archiving and Sports Broadcasters. His approach is consultative assuring the product solution fits the buyer’s need. Dave spends much of his professional career traveling the United States for companies such as GV, Philips, MassTech, Omnibus and most currently Pebble Beach Systems.
Dave also brings a wide range of Government knowledge which makes him an ideal choice to open business in the Washington, DC area for us. Other than sales, he has also worked in product development and marketing by helping to bring to market the first Multi-Channel Master control thereby changing the direction of this industry. Dave graduated from The State University of New York at New Paltz, New York in Communication Arts, Radio, TV and Film and has been living in the Washington, DC metro area for over 30 years. He is SaaS certified through Aspireship and is working on his CTS certification.
Lynn comes to MPI with a long career in the industry at IBM, Pioneer Video, Panasonic Broadcast, NDS-Tandberg Television and 14 years at Tektronix. He developed marketing and sales tools at IBM for the LaserDisc industry and started a department today known as ingest. At Panasonic he was involved in the first analog, non-linear editing systems using recordable videodiscs controlled by editing systems from Ediflex, Epix, and Editdroid. It was also a time of Panasonic’s first efforts in the digital cine market where he worked with the studios and networks as they began the transition. As General Sales Manager for the Americas at NDS-Tandberg he managed the group that provided encoding systems for customers such as DirecTV, Fox Television, Panamsat, and NBC for the first Olympics in HD. At Tektronix, he worked with direct and distribution customers through the implementation of ATSC 1.0, HD, HDR, 4K and IPTV establishing their product line as the preferred HDR grading products. Before joining MPI, he worked with DigitalGlue to launch a new approach to On-Premise managed storage. He is a lifetime SMPTE member.