CYPRESS, CA – (October 31, 2007) – Christie, a global leader in visual solutions for business, entertainment and industry, is pleased to announce the appointment of George D. Scheckel, Jr. to the position of Director, International Business Development for the Entertainment Solutions business division. The new position is part of a corporate expansion strategy to capitalize on the company’s international and domestic growth in Digital Cinema. Scheckel will guide and influence business development efforts, identify new market opportunities for Digital Cinema and build deeper relationships with industry stakeholders in the exhibition and content distribution communities.
Scheckel was a key member of the management team at QuVIS (Quality Visual Information Systems) for the past eleven years, most recently as Vice President of Digital Cinema & Business Development. He joins Christie with extensive experience in all aspects of Digital Cinema pilots, products and rollouts, focusing on advancing digital imaging technology with movie studios and other key customers. He brings strong relationships with leading industry production, post-production and studio operations in addition to 21 years experience in sales management and service operations from the telecommunications industry.
“George is a tremendous talent and resource for our organization and I’m delighted to have him spearheading our international efforts,” remarked Craig Sholder, vice president of Entertainment Solutions, Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc. “His expertise will enhance Christie’s position as a leader in end-to-end Digital Cinema solutions and help direct the Entertainment Solutions division in our ongoing deployment business plans.”
Commenting on his appointment, Scheckel added, “Christie is a trusted and reputable name in the industry and I’m looking forward to building on this tradition. The company’s expanding global presence is a testament to the quality and reliability of Christie systems. I’m excited about helping to drive growth in new and emerging markets internationally.”
Scheckel participates as a panelist and speaker at trade conferences and expositions, as well as consults on digital imaging hardware and software applications worldwide. These include Digital Cinema, 3D, fixed site installations, post-production, content production and image distribution. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas.
Christie is a leader in visual solutions for world-class organizations, offering diverse applications for business, entertainment, and industry. A leading innovator in film projection since 1929 and a pioneer in digital projection systems since 1979, Christie has established a global reputation as a total service provider and the world's single source manufacturer of a variety of display technologies and solutions. With its recent acquisition of Vista Controls Systems, Corp., Christie offers the most complete and advanced solutions for cinema, live venues, control rooms, business presentations, training facilities, 3D and Virtual Reality, simulation and education as well as industrial and government environments. For more information, visit www.christiedigital.com.