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As Chairman, President and CEO of Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc., and Chairman and CEO Christie Digital Systems Canada Inc., Nationwide Video and Christie Medical Holdings, Inc., Jack Kline is responsible for the overall operations of the Christie® group of companies. In close to 35 years with Christie, Jack has strengthened and expanded Christie's worldwide distribution of high-performance projection displays and visualization solutions.
Jack supports several charities. He serves on the Board of directors for Lollipop Theaters (LT), and actively supports the National Multiple Sclerosis (M.S.) Society, Stop Hunger Now and Variety – The Children's Charity of the United States.
Jack joined Christie in 1979 as a national sales representative. He was promoted to vice president of sales and marketing in 1988. In 1997, he was named executive vice president and COO. He became president and COO in 1999 and was promoted to his current position as CEO in 2014. Jack was instrumental in developing Christie's new acquisition strategies that helped rapidly establish Christie as a major force in the digital arena. The acquisition of Electrohome Projection Systems in 1999 set the stage for Christie's increasingly dynamic leadership role in the global conversion to digital technology.
Jack holds a bachelor of arts degree in Psychology from the University of Tampa, Florida. He also received engineering training as a Combat Engineer Officer, United States Marine Corps, 1972-1976, and was honorably discharged as Captain. Jack is also a member of the Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers (SMPTE), Motion Picture Pioneers, and International Theatre Equipment Association (ITEA).