Maxon, Red Giant Merger Completed, Announce Senior Leadership
FRIEDRICHSDORF, Germany, Feb 19, 2020 - Maxon, the developers of professional 3D software solutions and Red Giant creators of unique tools for editors, VFX artists, and motion designers, are pleased to announce the completion of all financial and regulatory agreements required to complete their merger. Additionally, key appointments in executive leadership have been revealed.
“After months of planning and hard work, we’re proud to announce the merger of our two companies is officially completed,” stated David McGavran, CEO. “We are excited to begin our partnership with Red Giant which shares with us a great tradition of outstanding products, innovation and superior customer experience. Our newly formed and seasoned executive team is thrilled to start integrating the talented teams and processes of both companies.”
The new executive team includes leaders from both Maxon and Red Giant, making this a true fusion of the two companies. Together they are expected to bring remarkable synergies across all areas that will result in greater reach, product innovation and customer service. Also, later this year Enrique Glas, who currently serves as Vice President Corporate Finance and Controlling with Nemetschek, will be joining the executive team to bring best of class leadership to the finance department.
Executive Team Appointments
The leadership team assuming new or expanded roles at Maxon will be directly reporting to McGavran, and include:
- Chad Bechert, Chief Strategy Officer and Member of Advisory Board
- Philip Losch, Chief Technology Officer
- Stu Maschwitz, Chief Creative Officer
- Enrique Glas, Chief Financial Officer
- Gesa Häfner, Global Head of Employee Experience and Legal
- Robert Sharp, Global Head of Sales
- Paul Babb, Global Head of Community and Customer Experience
- Aharon Rabinowitz, Global Head of Digital Experience
- Karen Gauthier, Global Head of Products
- Ozlem Zaimoglu Akinbosoye, Global Head of Operations
- Nicolas Burtnyk, CEO Redshift
Information and bios of the executive team are available on the Maxon website Leadership page.
Headquartered in Friedrichsdorf, Germany, Maxon is a developer of professional 3D modeling, painting, animation and rendering solutions. Its award-winning Cinema 4D and Redshift 3D software products have been used extensively to help create and render everything from stunning visual effects in top feature films, TV shows and commercials, cutting-edge game cinematics for AAA games, as well as for medical illustration, architectural and industrial design applications. In 2019, Cinema 4D was awarded a Scientific and Technical Academy Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. 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 network. Maxon is part of the Nemetschek Group. For moreinformation, visit https://www.maxon.net
About Red Giant
Red Giant is a software company made up of talented artists and technologists who collaborate to create unique tools for filmmakers, editors, VFX artists, and motion designers. Our company culture is focused on finding balance between work and life – we call it “the double bottom line” – this philosophy helps us ignore complexity in favor of building simple tools that yield giant results. Over the last decade, our products (like Magic Bullet, Trapcode, Universe and PluralEyes have become the standard in film and broadcast post-production. With over 250,000 users, it’s nearly impossible to watch 20 minutes of film or TV without seeing our software in use. From our experiences as artists and filmmakers, we aspire to not only provide tools for artists, but inspiration as well. Watch our films, learn from over 300 free tutorials, or try our software at www.redgiant.com.