Tuesday, March 29, 2011

IMax CEO Looking to Site 100 New Theaters This Year

The following is a lot of information about Rich Gelfond, CEO of those gigantic theaters called IMax. Surely someone we know has a 6" of Separation with him that we can exploit to get Rich to consider siting his theater here. Maybe in the Casino space?
Please read on...

Richard L. Gelfond

Chief Executive Officer and Director
Imax Corporation
Mississauga , ON

Sector: CONSUMER GOODS / Photographic Equipment & Supplies

Officer since May 1996

55 Years Old

Effective April 1, 2009, Mr. Gelfond assumed the role of sole Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Mr. Gelfond served as Co-Chairman of the Company with Mr. Wechsler from June 1999 to March 31, 2009 and Co-Chief Executive Officer with Mr. Wechsler from May 1996 to March 31, 2009. From March 1994 to June 1999, Mr. Gelfond served as Vice Chairman of the Company. Mr. Gelfond serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Stony Brook Foundation, Inc., which is affiliated with Stony Brook University, and is on the Board of Directors for Brookhaven Science Associates, which is the management company of Brookhaven National Laboratories. Mr. Gelfond is a member of the Board of Directors of the Atlantic Counsel. He is also Vice Chairman of the New York Historical Society and a Member of the Motion Picture Academy of Arts & Science. Mr. Gelfond served as the Chairman of the Columbia Shuttle Memorial Trust Steering Committee, which was established in co-operation with NASA to support the families of the seven crew members of the STS-107 mission of the Space Shuttle Columbia, which came to a tragic end on February 1, 2003. Mr. Gelfond's long service as Chief Executive Officer of the Company (formerly Co-Chief Executive Officer), as well as his financial, legal and capital markets expertise, combined with his extensive knowledge of the business and operations of the Company and his relationships with studios, exhibitors and senior management with the Company, are valuable assets to the Board. Due to Mr. Gelfond?s long-time leadership role in the Company and in the marketplace, he brings to the Board a practical understanding of the organization, its processes, strategy, risk management and optimal methods to drive change and growth.

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