Christie Appoints New CTO

Adrian J Cotterill, Editor-in-Chief

After the retirement of  Christie’s veteran Chief Technology Officer Bob Rushby early this year, the company has appointed Dr. Paul Salvini as its new CTO, reporting to Gerry Remers, President & COO, Christie Digital Systems Canada Inc, effective immediately.

Rushby, co-inventor of Christie MicroTiles and passionate about technology and the enhancements it can provide to business and people, retired in February 2011.

Based in the company’s Kitchener office, Dr. Salvini will guide the systems and software direction of Christie, both for current offerings and for new growth platforms, including exploration of new concepts and technologies designed to benefit Christie’s extensive, global customer base.

“Paul’s industry-focused, 20-year career experience to date, combined with his impressive academic credentials and extensive community involvement, have uniquely prepared him to contribute to the next phase of Christie’s growth,” said Remers. “In particular, his experience with bringing to market total solutions comprised of application software, systems and services will serve us in good stead as we expand our business.”

Formerly CTO at Side Effects Software, Dr. Salvini has led award-winning teams of engineers and software developers in bringing to market advanced visualization, simulation and display technologies. His work with 3D animation for major Hollywood film studios and his expertise in turning complex data sets into visualization solutions for defence and academic entities plays well to major Christie customer sets.

No stranger to the academic world, Dr. Salvini is President of the University of Waterloo Alumni Council and holds appointments as Adjunct Professor of Engineering and KMDI Senior Research Fellow at the University of Toronto. He serves on a number of boards relating to digital media research in the areas of graphics, information visualization, and 3D film innovation.

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