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Manios Digital adds industry veteran Gus Harilaou to its sales team

Harilaou joins Manios Digital to help lead Cartoni’s East Coast sales efforts

Manios Digital, the exclusive US distributor of Cartoni Camera Supports, is pleased to announce that longtime broadcast, sports, and educational industries sales veteran Gus Harilaou has joined its sales team as the East Coast Regional Sales Manager.

“At Manios Digital, we’ve worked hard to establish a reputation for offering the premium products of a big company with the service and care of a small, family-owned business. I’ve known Gus since the early ‘90s. I’ve always been impressed with his ethics and his approach to customers. We are thrilled to have Gus join our team,” explains Steven Manios Jr, the President, and CEO of Manios Digital.

Harilaou joins Manios Digital after spending over three decades with Miller Tripods. In his former position, Harilaou established himself as an expert in camera supports. Over the course of his career, he worked his way up from positions in the warehouse, service, and local sales before leading Miller’s sales efforts for North and South America.

“I’m very excited to join a growing team and embark on this new chapter with Manios Digital and Cartoni Camera Supports,” says Harilaou.

Harilaou’s role will be based out of the New Jersey area and capitalize on his established strengths of broadcasting, sports, and OB support.

With headquarters in North Hollywood, Manios Digital offers customers internal service and support on Cartoni’s best-in-class five-year warranty to ensure that tripods and pedestals are always up and running. Since the pandemic, Manios Digital has expanded its sales force with dedicated professionals representing the midwest and the East Coast to complement its national sales reps.

For more information, please visit www.maniosdigital.com and to reach Harilaou, email him at [email protected].

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About Manios Digital:

Manios Digital & Film is a leading source for premium-quality tools used in film, broadcast, and digital cinematography. With a tradition of excellent customer service, the company acts as a bridge between manufacturers of world-class imaging products and professionals who depend on them. Founded in 1992, our mission is to provide cinematographers and camera operators with the best production tools backed by informed technical advice and timely support. More than 25 years later, we are proud to provide the filmmaking community with premium products with the support and service of a small business. Manios Digital & Film is the exclusive U.S. distributor of Cartoni camera supports, Kinotehnik and Polecam’s Autopod.

About Cartoni Camera Supports:

Since 1935, CARTONI SpA designs, manufactures, and markets high-end Professional Camera Supports and accessories for the Motion Picture and Television industries. Internationally recognized in the industry as a pre-eminent brand for camera support equipment, CARTONI prides itself on its engineering ability, innovative and leading technology.

Starting in the thirties with Renato CARTONI (a.i.c.) who invented the Gyro Head, and later with his son, Guido, founder of the present structure in 1962, CARTONI has introduced highly engineered, patented Professional Camera Support systems that have become industry standards.

In 1992 Guido CARTONI was presented a Scientific and Technical Achievement Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) for his pioneering work in developing the Technology in fluid tripod heads. Later, in 1995 he was awarded the ATIC Technical Award from Associazione Tecnica Italiana Cine-televisione in Rome and in 1999, the SOC Technical Achievement from the Society of Operating Cameramen in Los Angeles.

Constant innovation has ensured the company’s success. CARTONI owns and uses 33 different patents on Fluid Action Counterbalance Systems and tripods, registered in Italy, Europe, the United States, China and India.

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