KITCHENER, Ont. -- Christie®, a world leader in visual technology displays, today announced that Paul Salvini has joined the company in the role of Chief Technology Officer (CTO), reporting to Gerry Remers, President & COO, Christie Digital Systems Canada Inc., effective immediately.
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 defense 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.
Dr. Salvini moves into the position previously held by Bob Rushby, Christie's long-time CTO and VP of research and development and co-inventor of Christie® MicroTilesTM , who retired in February 2011.