Premier Retail Networks nabs new COO

Martin Fry has joined Premier Retail Networks as chief operating officer, the company announced Monday.

Prior to joining PRN, Fry held a number of senior business positions at Grass Valley from 1995 to 2011, most recently serving as SVP and general manager for the switching and router solutions businesses. Fry was the executive in charge of the Grass Valley team that developed the Trinix NXT Multiviewer, and their efforts were honored with a TVB Europe Best of IBC 2011 Editors’ Award in the production and infrastructure category. His previous positions include principal scientist at Bayer Diagnostics (now Siemens Diagnostics) and engineering project manager at Philips Medical Systems.

“Martin brings extensive experience in operations, technology and business leadership to PRN,” said Ahmad Ouri, PRN president.  “His expertise is a great asset to PRN, and I’m pleased to have him on our executive team and help execute our growth strategy.”

Fry holds a Bachelor of Science in physics with honors from the University Of Surrey, England, and completed graduate studies in biophysics and bioengineering at Imperial College in London.

PRN is a Technicolor company and a global leader in digital place-based media services that enable retailers and marketers to reach over 200 million consumers on a monthly basis in more than 9,100 locations in the U.S. PRN’s retail customers include Acme Markets, Albertsons, Associated Food Stores, BJ’s Wholesale Club, Costco, Jewel-Osco, Meijer, Pathmark, Sam’s Club, Shaw’s, ShopRite, Star Market, Target and Walmart. PRN also represents the in-venue networks located in a number of leading quick service restaurants. PRN’s programming alliances include major television networks and other media properties, as well as movie studios, record labels and magazine and newspaper publishers.