New Media Expert and Former Sony Broadcast President Brings Powerful Blend of Management Experience and Technical Insight to Board Membership
SENSIO@ Technologies Inc. (SENSIO) (TSX VENTURE: SIO) announced today that Patrick Gerald Whittingham has joined the SENSIO board of directors. Whittingham's distinguished career in the media industry includes 28 years with Sony, most recently as president of the Sony Broadcast and Production Systems Division at Sony Electronics (USA). He now serves as president of Toronto-area media technology consulting firm PGW & Associates and also sits on the boards of Miranda Technologies, Front Porch Digital and AZCAR Technologies Inc.
"Patrick's extensive background in senior management, broadcast and professional sales and marketing, system integration, and engineering support of professional products in the high-technology sector makes him a remarkable addition to our board," said Jacques Malo, SENSIO board president. "We will miss the contributions and professionalism of his predecessor, Andre Lepage, to whom we owe our sincere thanks. As we build upon the work of Andre and others on the board, we are confident that Patrick's experience and vision will fuel further innovation and success at SENSIO."
At Sony Electronics (US), Whittingham's accomplishments included leading the billion dollar professional Sales and Marketing organization where, through organizational redesign and strategic redirection, he reversed a multi-year trend of unprofitable operation and set out a strategy for growth related to broadcast and production technology, systems integration, and digital cinema. During this time, he also served on the boards of Panavision, Concadia Solutions, and Smart Signal, contributing to Sony joint ventures targeting development for digital cinematography applications, media asset management solutions in the broadcast and production sector, and interactive television.
In Canada, Whittingham was a founding Board member of CDTV Inc. (Canadian Digital Television Inc.), an organization formed to facilitate the implementation of DTV in Canada, and served on the board of the Canadian Film Centre. As a consultant, his engagements include work for the Office of the Auditor General of Canada on a special audit of the Canadian Broadcast Corporation with a focus on strategic technology planning, a business and organizational review of the Department of Media Technology at the University of Saskatchewan, and assistance in the review of the Corporate Communications Division of the World Bank Group in Washington, D.C. In recent work for the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC), Whittingham conducted an assessment of business plans for startups in the area of new media.
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About SENSIO Technologies Inc. (SENSIO):
SENSIO Technologies Inc. (TSX VENTURE: SIO) - With its significant expertise in the field of 3D video, SENSIO develops and markets stereoscopic 3D digital compression, decompression, and display-formatting technologies. Its solutions are deployed on a global scale by content creators, games developers, broadcasters, specialty channels, and digital cinemas, allowing customers to generate substantial additional value-added revenue streams.
SENSIO's flagship technology, SENSIO@ 3D, enables the high-quality distribution of 3D content through conventional 2D broadcast channel networks (cable, satellite, and/or IPTV) and playback on any 3D display device, including plasma TVs, LED/LCD HDTVs, PCs, and glass-free 3D displays, as well as home theater and digital cinema projectors. A true multi-platform format, SENSIO@ 3D is compatible with standard DVD and Blu-ray players, as well as game consoles including Xbox@ and PlayStation@ 3, and is the format of choice for the creation of high-profile 3D gaming experiences. SENSIO is listed on the Toronto TSX Venture Exchange. For more information, please visit http://www.sensio.tv (http://www.sensio.tv) We.Deliver.3D.Today.
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