Thomson Names Chris Carey to dual role
Thomson appointed Chris Carey as
Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) and head of infrastructure management, in addition to his existing position as Chief
Technology Officer (CTO) of the Technicolor services division. This combined
role will enable Carey to further develop a platform for the division’s
technology strategy and its marketing and communications initiatives to address
specific customer and market needs.
“With Chris’ deep
understanding of the technology needs of the services division and the
industry, and his ability to translate that into the commercial relevance that
it has for our customers, this unique dual role is a perfect match,” said
Lanny Raimondo, senior executive vice president of Thomson and head of the Technicolor services
division. “Bringing together the leadership of technology and marketing
under Chris will help us to better focus on, and meet, our customer’s needs
with innovative and forward-looking solutions.” Carey joined the Technicolor Services division in 2006 and has led several key
technology development initiatives, including the division’s media asset
management platform: MIDAS (Media Ingest, Distribution and Storage).
“I appreciate the opportunity
to have contributed, during the past two years, to the services division’s
technology direction and vision for providing end-to-end services to media,
entertainment and communications companies on a global basis,” Carey said.
“I am excited by the prospect of marketing these end-to-end capabilities to our customers,
and managing the infrastructure required, across all of the division’s business
units, to successfully execute our vision.”
Immediately prior to joining the
Technicolor services division, Carey spent more than 16 years at Walt Disney
Studios. During the launch of the DVD format, he was in charge of worldwide
Technical Services and initiated the formation of the DVD production group.
This group created all of the DVD bonus materials, working closely with the Disney
marketing team. These bonus materials became a key part of the marketing
message of all DVD releases.
Carey is a member of the
Motion Picture Arts
and Sciences (AMPAS) and has been a member of Motion Picture Sound Editors
(MPSE), Cinema Audio Society (CAS), and the Society of Motion Picture and
Television Engineers (SMPTE). He has served on the Board of Directors for
the DVD Copy Control Association (DVD CCA), DVD Forum, Blu-ray Disc Association
(BDA), Digital Cinema Initiatives, LLC (DCI), and the Advanced Access Content
Carey is a contributing author of Understanding
Digital Cinema, published in 2005 by Elsevier Publications. He was educated at
the State University of New York at