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Barco Digital Cinema positions key executives for global expansion

Following its recently announced senior sales appointments in North America, Barco Digital Cinema has announced three further international appointments.
In preparation for the breakthrough in the global acceptance of Digital Cinema, Barco Digital Cinema appointed two more regional Business Development Managers in Asia and created the position of Business Development Manager for System Business based at the company headquarters in Belgium.
As Director Strategic Business Development in Singapore, Vivian Sim Li Lian will be identifying new sales opportunities in the cinema and alternative content market in Pan-Asia. Sim Li Lian will be reporting to Sjoerd De Clerck, General Manager Barco Digital Cinema and to Ng Tian Hock, Managing Director Barco South East Asia.
Sim Li Lian has more than 10 years of experience in film distribution and exhibition. Prior to joining Barco, she gained extensive industry experience at Golden Harvest Entertainment Co. Ltd, a large Asian Cinema Group engaged in a wide range of activities from film production, film distribution and cinema exhibition. Most recently, Sim Li Lian was the Senior VP Strategic Management & Business Development, leading the evaluation of digitizing the Golden Harvest cinema exhibition businesses in Pan-Asian territories.
Simultaneously, Barco Digital Cinema has announced the appointment of Toru Koiso as Business Development Manager in Japan. Koiso has over 25 years of experience in Sales, Marketing and Business Development for Hewlett-Packard Japan, Ltd. With his previous experience of expanding business in Japan, Koiso brings the requisite skills to secure Barco Digital Cinema’s local growth.
Koiso will report to Stéphane Deckers, International Sales Manager, and to Masayoshi Fukatsu, Representative Director, Barco Japan.
In the third of its announcements, Glenn Wastyn is appointed Business Development Manager, with a brief to develop systems solutions for Digital Cinema within Multiplexes.
Wastyn’s recently concluded an MBA Degree at the top Belgian Business School and as a case study, successfully implemented new projects within the Barco Group. Wastyn reports to Sjoerd De Clerck.
Sjoerd De Clerck said: “As we continue to grow, we are very pleased to welcome Vivian, Glenn and Toru to Barco Digital Cinema. Their industry experience will further strengthen our team, and we are confident of their contribution to the success and growth of Barco Digital Cinema worldwide.”
Following 10 years of pioneering market development ‘Barco Digital Cinema’ is one of only three projector manufacturers to be awarded the license for Texas Instruments DLP CinemaT display technology. Since its award in 2000, Barco Digital Cinema has developed the industry's widest range of projection solutions for digital cinema including its state-of-the-art 'D-Cine Premiere' 1.3k and 2k projectors, 'Communicator' software control and 'ACSAR' alternative content processors now installed in leading Post facilities and Digital Cinemas worldwide.
Presently, Barco Digital Cinema enjoys over 150 Digital Cinema installations, 70 of which are 2k installations.

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