CYPRESS, CA – (March 2, 2006) – Christie, a leading provider of visual solutions for business, entertainment and industry, has named Kevin Barlow its new Senior Director of Sales for Control Rooms. In his position, Barlow will lead the sales team, identifying new avenues of growth, managing customer relationships and contributing to Christie’s continued expansion in the display technology market. With twenty years of experience, Barlow brings results-oriented technical and sales management expertise as part of Christie’s strategy to expand and strengthen its leadership position in the Control Room arena.
“Christie is an innovator and leader in the industry,” remarked Barlow. “I’m looking forward to utilizing my diverse experience and industry knowledge to make a positive contribution to its industry-wide initiatives in visual environments.”
Barlow joins Christie from Sharp’s LCD Products Division where he supported and grew the Southeast regional dealer network into a top-revenue territory, helping extend the company’s product reach into higher-end applications. Prior to Sharp, Barlow was National Accounts Manager at Barco Projection Systems, Inc., where he was responsible for national level strategic planning, marketing and sales in the high performance large screen video and computer display market. His focus was in the areas of simulation and virtual reality, command and control environments, themed entertainment and retail, and houses of worship.
“Kevin is a perfect fit for our team, and a perfect fit for our customers,” remarked David Fluegeman, Vice President, Visual Environments. “He is a proven professional in visual display technology, especially in the Control Room/Video Wall market. Kevin’s expertise and industry knowledge will help to significantly strengthen our team and further enhance our ability to support our customers. We are very pleased to welcome him onboard.”
Barlow studied Mechanical Engineering at Rutgers University and is a Certified Technology Specialist through InfoComm International.
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 www.christiedigital.com.