TORONTO--(North Plains Systems Holdings, L.P., the largest pure-play digital asset management (DAM) provider, today announced Kevin Tureski as Vice President of Product Development. This key appointment is part of a significant expansion of the Company with several new and promoted employees across multiple departments.)--
“I’m really pleased that Kevin joined our team; with our recent hires we are rapidly becoming a magnet for top talent in the DAM industry.”
“North Plains’ continued growth and commitment to product excellence means that we were looking for a candidate who can effectively oversee the development of innovative technologies for our TeleScope and Xinet solutions,” said James Christopher, President and CEO of North Plains. “I’m really pleased that Kevin joined our team; with our recent hires we are rapidly becoming a magnet for top talent in the DAM industry."
As the VP of product development, Tureski oversees engineering, product management, and the Office of the CTO. His background includes more than 25 years of managing very large and complex software products including Maya®, the de facto standard for high-end animation, visual effects and game development. In 2003 he accepted on behalf of Alias|Wavefront an Oscar® for Scientific and Technical Achievement for the development of Maya. His expertise in agile and sustainable software development methodologies led to consulting engagements at Lucasfilm, Nemetschek Allplan GmbH and others.
With the continued expansion of North Plains, the Company has grown by more than 15 new employees in the past few months, including new hires in sales, marketing, engineering, technical support, professional services and administration from various regions in North America and Europe. Key hires include Dana Naideau, Cheng Fan, and Ronald Lokaisingh in sales as well as Bob Bennett and Andrew Salop in product management. Bennett has more than twenty years experience working for Autodesk, Alias|Wavefront and Luxology, and will manage the growing North Plains product line. Salop, a highly respected expert in the DAM industry, brings a deep understanding of the market and customer needs and is one of the originators of the XMP metadata standard. He has worked at companies including Adobe, Apple and Skype. Salop is joining as Senior Product Manager and will focus on Xinet.
“I am very impressed with the caliber of new talent North Plains is attracting and the innovative technologies the Company is developing,” said Salop. “North Plains is uniquely positioned to build upon its expanding reach across rich media supply chains and I look forward to helping take the Xinet product to the next level.”
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About North Plains Systems
Named the largest pure-play digital asset provider by analyst firm Frost & Sullivan, North Plains Systems is the world leader in managing the digital rich media assets and publishing processes that create the vast majority of digital and print communications. By providing software and services that enable companies to shift from content management to digital supply chains and multi-channel publishing processes, North Plains helps companies manage their brand, expand their rich media communications across multiple channels, and deliver higher quality content faster, at lower cost. For more information, please visit www.northplains.com.