Press Release

Christie Appoints Veteran Sales Managers To Its U.S. Business Products Sales Team

CYPRESS, CA – (July 11, 2006) – Christie, a leading provider of visual solutions for business, entertainment and industry, is pleased to announce the addition of Joel Garza, Northeast Sales Manager and Richard Voorhis, Southeast Sales Manager to its U.S. Business Products sales team.  Garza and Voorhis bring with them significant industry experience that will help to expand Christie’s diverse customer base.

Joel Garza joins Christie from Crestron Electronics, Inc. in Washington, DC where he was regional sales manager responsible for managing dealer accounts and building partner relationships in the Mid-Atlantic region.  Garza has previously held key positions with Polysonics, Inc., Shen Milsom & Wilke, Inc., MCSI/Technical Industries, Tierney Brothers, Inc. and SPL Integrated Solutions.

Richard Voorhis also joins Christie from Crestron Electronics, Inc. in Roswell, GA where he was regional sales manager responsible managing a multi-state territory.  Voorhis supported the design and integration of systems and dealer relationships.  He has previously held key positions with ProView Presentation Products, Southern Video Corporation, and Audio Systems.

“Joel and Richard are a perfect match for our team and a perfect fit for our customers,” remarked Tony Barton, director of sales, Business Products at Christie.  “Joel and Richard’s expertise and industry knowledge will further strengthen our team and enhance our ability to support our customers.”  

About Christie

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 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. Christie offers comprehensive solutions for cinema, large audience venues, control rooms, business presentations, training facilities, 3D and Virtual Reality, simulation and education as well as industrial and government environments. Christie solutions are used in over 75,000 locations worldwide, including more than 10,000 projectors and displays networked with ChristieNET networking devices. For more information, visit