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Challinger New Pixel Power CEO

Pixel Power, a U.K.-based provider of professional broadcast graphics systems, has appointed Pete Challinger as its CEO. The company said the appointment is part of a goal to strengthen its international operation. Challinger is responsible for building the company's U.S. operation.

Challinger's career in the video industry spans more than 20 years with an emphasis on new product and market development. His experience includes working for Grass Valley and Abekas Video Systems, as well as Spruce Technologies, a startup where he was the founding vice president of marketing.

In 1999, he returned to his own consulting and distribution business, launching Quartz Electronics in the U.S. market. Most recently he has been working with MPEG-4 compression company, Modulus Video.

Pixel Power Founder James Gilbert said, "Pete's broadly based executive management and industry experience will help Pixel Power take full advantage of the exciting growth opportunities the U.S. broadcast graphics market offers."

Power Pixel has offices in Pompano Beach, Fla. and Cambridge, England.