Professional Lighting & Production - Winter 2017 - Page 13

Ayrton Celebrates 15 th Anniversary with Management Hires Ayrton is celebrating its 15 th anniversary in 2017 and has marked the occasion with the addition of new executive and management team members. To com- plement the team led by founder and CTO Yvan Peard, Christopher Agius Ferrante has taken on the role of CEO, Michael Althaus is the new global sales director, and Chunyan Hou is the new legal and administration manager. “We are focused on continuing Ayrton’s success,” says Ferrante, “and the imme- diate increase in resources here shows that we are fully committed to this. We all feel the best way to ensure that Ayrton remains at the forefront of the industry and continues to be a success is to invest in people.” For more information, contact Ayrton:, Ayrton team at Prolight + Sound 2017 ARRI Founders Robert Richter (left) & August Arnold ARRI Celebrates Centennial Anniversary Exactly 100 years to the day after ARRI’s inception, the film technology company held an exclusive centenary celebration for select guests at the Is- arforum of Munich’s famed Deutsches Museum. On September 12, 2017, ARRI’s executive board and members of the Stahl family, the company’s owners, welcomed around 100 guests, including long-standing clients, partners, and companions from the global film industry. “The passions for film and technology have always come together at ARRI. That was the case in the past, and that same enthusiasm is still tangible in our company today,” said Dr. Jo- erg Pohlman, executive board member respon- sible for operational activities. “From Hollywood to Bollywood, with around 1,500 employees in various countries around the world, ARRI is truly a global player. We have successfully mastered the digital transition, but digitalization still holds all sorts of other challenges. That is why design- ing innovations for our customers remains at the core of all our endeavors.” Arnold & Richter Cine Technik (ARRI) was founded in Munich, Germany in 1917 and was named after founders August Arnold and Rob- ert Richter. Over the decades, the company has won 19 Academy Awards for its contributions to cinematic technology. In 2002, the company was given an Emmy Award for its outstanding achievement in engineering development. For more information about ARRI’s history, go to Winter 2017 | 13