(Burbank, California--October 31, 2008) Xytech Systems Corporation, a leading provider of software solutions that improve, automate, and streamline the mission, critical business aspects of media operations, including business workflow, resource scheduling, media library management, and digital workflow automation, today announced the appointment of Tony Lockard, a 22-year industry veteran, as Senior Vice President of Business Development.
Mr. Lockard will have responsibility for formulating and implementing business strategies to achieve growth and profitability targets for Xytech Systems, while building the foundation for long-term dominance in the space. He will also manage key accounts and act as a solutions architect for complicated implementations.
Mr. Lockard comes to Xytech Systems from Technicolor, where he was Vice President of Engineering and Development. Tony led the infrastructure and software development teams within the Technicolor Advanced Technology group, delivering Technicolor’s next generation Production Lifecycle Management System, and providing strategic architectural, process, and technology guidance to the various business units within the Thomson Services business unit.
Previously Mr. Lockard held senior level technology positions including Vice President of Technology for Clickstar; Vice President Technology Development Ascent Media Network Services (AMNS), developing a digital distribution network for AMS and work with studios and television network clients to move their processes to digital workflows; Vice President, Sony Pictures – Digital Media Group creating a Digital Media Initiative program to facilitate Sony Entertainment’s goal to integrate digital media technologies into traditional workflows, as well as Vice President Technology – Sony Pictures Television International.
Richard Gallagher, President and CEO, states "We are thrilled to bring Tony’s extensive production and post-production technology and digital workflow implementation experience to our talented team. Tony has previously held technology leadership positions at Technicolor, Ascent Media Group, Sony Pictures Entertainment, and Fox Cable Group."
Mr. Lockard comments, “I genuinely believe the new Xytech MediaPulse product is going to be a game changer for the Media and Entertainment Industry. Its powerful out-of-the box feature set delivers media management and workflow capabilities that I’ve always had to custom develop at my previous companies. I’m excited to be a part of bringing MediaPulse to market.”
About Xytech Systems Corporation:
Xytech Systems Corporation is a leading provider of software solutions that improve, streamline, and automate the mission-critical business operations of media and entertainment companies including business workflow, resource scheduling, media library management, and digital workflow automation.
Over 350 media companies worldwide rely on Xytech Systems software to manage their media business operations including many international broadcasters, major film studios, postproduction facilities, cable and broadcast television networks, satellite operations, media content aggregators and distributors, and corporate media departments of Fortune 1000 corporations.
Xytech Systems is headquartered in Burbank, California, and has regional offices in New York and London, UK. Xytech Systems is a Microsoft Gold Partner, an IBM Premier ISV Partner, and a Hewlett-Packard Industry Partner. For more information about Xytech Systems, please visit www.xytechsystems.com