Thomson Names Chris Carey to Dual Role

Thomson has announced that it has 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.
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Thomson has announced that it has 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.

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).

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 Academy of 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 System (AACS).

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 Buffalo.