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Pete Challinger - Sample Projects

Pixel Power Inc. (Employee):

CEO from April 2007 through December 2012. Reporting to the Board in the UK. Came on to implement recommendations from my strategic review. Moved HQ from Florida to Burbank and recently into new office better suited to material handling and customer demo activities. Grew sales despite global and industry specific recession. Added procedures to ensure regulatory compliance and a full benefits package to attract employees. Replaced staff, provided leadership and built company into a cohesive team. Built up customer support to deal with accumulated backlog and handle growth. Raised company profile in the broadcast market. Provided the "face" of the company to the Press and major strategic customers. Guided product development into Branding specific products, followed by extensions into Master Control and Integrated Playout systems. Developed relationships with major system integrators. Acted as a member of the executive management team in the UK guiding overall company strategy.

Pixel Power Inc. (Contract):

October 2006 through March 2007. We began with a 6 month strategic review of the US subsidiary of the UK graphics manufacturer after which we recommended changes needed. These included moving the corporate office to Burbank, staff changes, changes to the sales model to emphasize closer SI relationships, and marketing efforts to raise the visibility of the company. This lead to Pete taking on the CEO position for 5+ years to implement the changes and guide the US company through growth and a challenging commercial environment due to the recession.

Spruce Technologies (Contract):

Pete handled European market entry for Spruce, a developer of MPEG Encoding and DVD authoring tools instrumental in the commercial success of the DVD format. This included the product launch, establishing and training the sales channels and working closely with key accounts to gain market acceptance. Spruce was later acquired by Apple and their product became the dominant professional DVD authoring tool.

Quartz Electronics (Contract):

PMTech provided market entry, initial sales(including import/export and distribution issues) and set up sales channels for this UK based manufacturer of Routing and Master Control systems for broadcasters. As the company's market share grew in the US we helped set up Quartz Electronics, Inc. to take over U.S. sales and marketing.

After setting up QEI in the US, Pete handled worldwide marketing for Quartz on a contract basis. This included the worldwide launch of Xenon, a large format router that became the fastest growing product in the company's history. QEI continued to be successful, leading to their acquisition by Evertz in late 2005.

Abekas Video Systems (Contract):

Established a network of distributors in South America, managed and developed the relationship with the Japanese distributor and key Japanese customers and advised on requirements for proposed new products.

ImMIX (Contract):

Advised on the proposed specification for the VideoCube system being planned at the time, researched the Japanese market potential for such a product and implemented local distribution there.

Grass Valley Group (Employee):

Planned and executed the launch of GVG Japan in Tokyo, a major two year project for GVG in their leading market outside the U.S.


Judy Challinger - Sample Projects

Quartz Electronics (Contract):

Designed and implemented a cross-platform virtual control panel system for video routing systems. The software design was a client/server architecture written in Java and supported interactive customization of control panels by the user.

Worlds Inc. (Contract):

Designed and implemented complex servers for a highly scalable, networked, 3D multiuser simulation environment for Worlds. This was one of the first such systems and Judy was named as co-inventor on the resulting patent.

Ardent Computer (Contract):

A visualization research project using volumetric scientific data. Code development was in C on the Titan super graphics workstation utilizing the Dore graphics library.

Lawrence Livermore Labs (Employee):

Designed and implemented a distributed graphics editor. This application, which was distributed between a Cray 2 and an IBM PC helped worldwide researchers to visualize the results of scientific computations.

Grass Valley Group (Employee):

As part of the original design team for Kaleidoscope, a high-end digital video effects system, helped design, document, and develop the control panel and human interface for this complex system.