Press release

Gary Klassen Joins Christie as Director of Solutions Software

Appointment continues Christie’s recruitment drive for software development and engineering positions

KITCHENER, Ontario – (March 23, 2016) –Christie®, a leader in creating and delivering the world’s best visual and audio experiences, is pleased to announce that Gary Klassen​ has joined Christie as the director of ​solutions software. Gary will focus on growing a development team to expand Christie’s software capabilities, which will enable the creation of impactful shared experiences, including large-scale projection mapping projects. Gary will be based in Kitchener, Ontario.

Gary is a well-known inventor and technology leader. Most recently, he was director of architecture and innovation at BlackBerry. He has led several system level development efforts spanning multiple software and hardware functional areas as well as exploring and inventing new applications and bringing them to market. He is named as an inventor on over 100 granted US patents.

“It’s a wonderful time in the vibrant Waterloo region for technology development,” says Klassen. “I’m excited to be a part of growing Christie’s software capabilities on all levels, and look forward to developing creative and innovative solutions for our customers that are easy to deploy.”

“Gary’s unparalleled experience in software application development makes him a key addition to Christie as we continue to grow,” says Gerry Remers, president and COO, Christie Canada. “Christie’s total solutions approach is strengthened with Gary’s appointment and I’m confident he will play a key role in delivering high quality solutions for our customers.”

Christie continues to recruit for software development and engineering positions at all levels within its Canadian headquarters in Kitchener, Ontario. These positions will support developments in software and solutions including projection mapping, which uses auto-calibration to take a once complicated and time-consuming process to calibrate projected images to less than 30 seconds; virtual and augmented reality; and themed entertainment.

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Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc. is a global visual and audio technologies company and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ushio, Inc., Japan, (JP:6925). Consistently setting the standards by being the first to market some of the world’s most advanced projectors and complete system displays, Christie is recognized as one of the most innovative visual technology companies in the world. From retail displays to Hollywood, mission critical command centers to classrooms and training simulators, Christie display solutions and projectors capture the attention of audiences around the world with dynamic and stunning images. Visit www.christiedigital.com.

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