(Leicester, UK--December 9, 2015) Cooke Optics
, the multi-award-winning manufacturer of precision lenses for film and television, has appointed Carey Duffy to the role of Director of Sales – Europe, effective from 4 January 2016. Based in the UK, Duffy will take over the European sales territory from Director of Sales, Thomas Greiser, who takes on more responsibility for North and South America as well as covering South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.
Duffy brings over 35 years of industry experience to his new role. He joins Cooke from Tiffen International where he held the position ofMPTV Filter Group Consultant, developing and promoting camera filter products and working as the direct contact between Tiffen US and Tiffen International for technical developments and new product concepts. Prior to this Duffy rubbed shoulders with leading cinematographers at The London Filter Company and South London Filter, which he started with Dan Mindel BSC ASC, Ben Series BSC and Hugh Johnson. He also worked with his father, the acclaimed photographer Brian Duffy, at 3DZ, a production company that produced TV spots, pop promos and corporate films. He began his career in 1981 as a runner at the production company Lewin & Matthews where he was exposed to leading cinematographers of the day including Peter Biziou BSC, Adrain Biddle BSC and Alex Thomson BSC.
Les Zellan, Chairman and Owner, Cooke Optics, said, “Carey's industry contacts and technical expertise make him a strong addition to our existing sales team. We’re very pleased to have him on board.”
About Cooke Optics, LTD.
Cooke is a storied name in both cinematographic and ultra-high-end professional photography markets. Known worldwide for their precision, exacting tolerances and superior quality, Cooke lenses are specified by many of the world’s most respected cinematographers. Cooke is also the developer behind /i Squared Technology, the protocol enabling vital lens and camera information to be captured and passed digitally to post-production teams. Cooke was honoured with a 2013 Academy Award®of Merit (an Oscar®statuette) for its continuing innovation in the design, development and manufacture of motion picture camera lenses. Features in production or recently shot with Cooke lenses include The 33, Creed, The Intern, Born to Dance, Monolith,Trainwreck, Ex Machina, Everest, Jupiter Ascending, Mr Turner, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Un Homme Ideal,
Television shows in production or recently shot with Cooke lenses include Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell, The Musketeers, Cilla, The C Word, Orange is the New Black, Penny Dreadful, Fargo, Breaking Bad, Person of Interest,The Client List, Game of Thrones, and Downton Abbey.