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Maxon Founders Retire After 32-Years Service, David McGavran will be its New CEO

Maxon Founders Retire After 32-Years Service, David McGavran will be its New CEO
0 comments, 05/07/2018, by , in 3D Rendering, Animation, News

FRIEDRICHSDORF, Germany, Jul 5, 2018 – A change in management takes place at MAXON Computer GmbH, a 100% owned Nemetschek Group company. The three original founders and serving Managing Directors of the company, Uwe Bärtels, Harald Egel and Harald Schneider, will step back and retire after 32 years serving the company, but stay available in an advisory capacity.

Industry expert David McGavran will be appointed as the new CEO of MAXON. The internationally experienced executive comes with extensive expertise and a large network in the Media & Entertainment industry, having worked the last 20 years in different roles at Adobe. He last served at Adobe Systems as Director of Engineering – Professional Audio and Video. David has extensive experience working with broadcasters, post-production houses and film editors around the world. Under its new leadership, MAXON will strengthen its position in current and new markets.

“I am very much looking forward to applying my years of experience in the Media & Entertainment industry at Adobe Systems to MAXON and initiate and implement steps towards further growth,” said David McGavran.

Harald Egel, CEO and Managing Director said “32 years ago, the three of us founded MAXON and we managed to establish it as one of the world’s most successful companies in the 3D market with constant growth and success over the years. Now the time has come to hand over the reins to another, newer generation and we are happy to have found a worthy successor in David McGavran who will continue MAXON’s success story in the coming years. At the same time, we would like to express our thanks to all those who have given us outstanding support over the years and have placed their trust in us.”David McGavran will be appointed as the new CEO of MAXON.


Headquartered in Friedrichsdorf, Germany, MAXON Computer is a developer of professional 3D modeling, painting, animation and rendering solutions. Its award-winning Cinema 4D and BodyPaint 3D software products have been used extensively to help create everything from stunning visual effects in top feature films, TV shows and commercials, cutting-edge game cinematics for AAA games, as well for medical illustration, architectural and industrial design applications. MAXON has offices in Germany, USA, United Kingdom, Canada, France, Japan and Singapore. MAXON products are available directly from the website and its worldwide distribution channel. MAXON is part of the Nemetschek Group. For more information, visit   https://www.maxon.net.


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