Projection veteran rejoins Christie
WORLD: After a seven-year hiatus, Brian Claypool has returned to Christie as VP of product management, global cinema. Mr Claypool has more than 25 years of relevant experience and will be based at the company’s global headquarters in Cypress, California, reporting directly to global market solutions and engineering EVP, Jennifer Smith.
‘Brian’s cinema pedigree is impeccable, since beginning in the industry as a projectionist in the 1980s and successive roles with Lucasfilm’s THX division, Avica Technology, Christie and Barco, he has an extensive history being immersed in the technology and business of cinema exhibition,’ said Ms Smith. ‘With the primary need among exhibitors being the retention of loyal patrons and the growth of overall audience attendance, Brian will help ensure that Christie’s market-leading cinema solutions remain their first choice to achieve this goal.’
Mr Claypool was excited to return to Christie. ‘Having the opportunity to come back to Christie, where the very beginnings of digital cinema were incubated, is a great honour for me,’ he said. ‘I look forward to helping Christie create technologies and solutions that exploit new ways for exhibitors to connect with their audiences.’