NBCU Ups Ian Trombley

NBCUniversal has named Ian Trombley to the post of president, operations and technical services, where he will head up the company’s owned studio and post production operations servicing television and film.

He will succeed John Wallace, a 27-year veteran of NBCUniversal, who joined NBC in 1988 as a member of the network’s Page Program.   Trombley and Wallace will work together for the next five weeks for the transition ensure a smooth transition before Trombley assumes the role on September 8, NBCU said.

Trombley’s  new responsibilities will also include NBCU’s network operating centers in Denver, New York, and New Jersey, and he will also lead global security, business services and the facility management of NBCUniversal’s real estate portfolio. Trombley will report to NBCU EVP Adam Miller.

Trombley most recently was EVP of television operations, handling day-to-day operations for 30  Rock studios, facilities and the on-air and non-linear origination of the company’s stable of networks. He also led the rebuild of 30 Rock studios 6A, 6B and 8G, and the design and construction of the new Studio Production Gallery and control rooms, and the renovation of 1 million-plus square feet of NBCUs headquarters at 30 Rockefeller (now called the Comcast Building) and NBCU’s New York metro properties.

“Ian is a talented and proven executive who has been an integral part of the O&TS team for the last 15 years,” Miller said, in a statement. “ His operations expertise and thorough understanding of the company leave him uniquely positioned to succeed in this important and complex role.”

“John’s contributions to NBC over the course of his career are truly immeasurable,” Miller added. “His impact is felt all over the organization from technology to real estate to culture.  In just the past year, he successfully led the extensive 30 Rockefeller Plaza restoration project which will have a lasting impact on visitors to NBCUniversal and all our employees.  Most importantly, however, John has been a valued mentor, colleague and friend to so many of us here. We thank him for his outstanding work and commitment to the success of this company.”