Press Release

Christie Names James Evans New Senior Manager, Consultant Relations And Business Development

Cypress, CA - (May 26, 2004) - Christie Digital Systems, Inc., a leading provider of visual solutions for business, entertainment and industry, announced today that it has named James Evans as Christie’s new Senior Manager, Consultant Relations and Business Development. Evans will be responsible for developing relationships and managing programs to meet the needs of the U.S. consultant, architect and engineering communities. A primary focus will be supporting projects for A/V, control room, digital media networks, and corporate digital cinema. 

Evans will represent Christie portfolios, addressing a growing, multimillion-dollar market that includes fixed installations and control room display applications. He will also help to identify opportunities in the emerging digital signage market, in which Christie anticipates significant growth, and will leverage Christie’s expertise and success as a market leader in networked On-Screen Advertising. Evans will work out of his Washington, DC area office reporting to Alan Dresner, Senior Director, Advanced Media Display Systems, Christie. 

“Jim is well-known and respected in the Pro A/V community,” observed Dresner.  “His great experience, industry contacts, technical expertise and diverse knowledge across the entire spectrum of the Pro A/V/IT market make him a valuable addition to Christie’s highly motivated and successful staff.”

“Christie is establishing a solid reputation as a major visual solutions provider within the consultant, architect and engineering communities by helping them to successfully integrate the latest visual technologies demanded by clients into their projects,” remarked Evans.  “I’m looking forward to becoming a primary resource and point-of-contact for Christie to these markets, providing them with the expertise they need, including technical, applications, products and pricing.”

Evans joins Christie from NEC Solutions (America), where he was the national government sales manager, responsible for increasing the visibility and sales of NEC products in the Government, Government Contractor, and Military markets. He was promoted to this position from NEC's mid-Atlantic Regional Sales Manager, where he was responsible for territorial growth, identifying and recruiting new dealers, dealer training, as well as helping uncover opportunities in new markets. Prior to NEC, he was mid-Atlantic regional sales manager for Hughes-JVC Technology Corp., where he developed opportunities and markets for large screen display systems including applications with HD, simulation, control, and design.

About Christie

Christie is celebrating its 75th anniversary as a leader in visual solutions for world-class organizations, offering diverse applications for business, entertainment, and industry.  With expertise in film projection since 1929 and professional projection systems since 1979, Christie has established a global reputation as the world’s single source manufacturer of a variety of display technologies and solutions for cinema, large audience environments, control rooms, business presentations, training facilities, 3D and virtual reality, simulation, education, media and government. Christie has installed over 50,000 projectors worldwide. For more information, visit