NAB, Las Vegas – GlobeCast has strengthened its position in the Americas with the appointment of two key executives. Former GlobeCast Asia CEO David Justin has been named as CEO America while industry veteran Catherine Palaia has joined the company as senior director, business and product development. Charged with boosting GlobeCast’s American growth, Justin will take up the position by 1 June 2009 and will manage the company’s operations in the region, including facilities in Los Angeles, New York, Sunrise (Florida) and São Paulo. In his most recent role as CEO of GlobeCast Asia, Justin initiated and carried out the acquisition of PCM in Hong Kong and the opening of a playout and origination center in Singapore. He was also instrumental in the success of several large-scale broadcasting events, most recently the 2008 Beijing Games. Palaia, tasked with strengthening and managing the business and product development of GlobeCast America, spent more than 14 years with satellite giant PanAmSat and later Intelsat, working her way up from account manager to VP of broadcast services. She has recently worked as a consultant to broadcast companies including VISTA Satellite Communications and Azzuro HD.