Kaydara Appoints Jan Oosterwaal as Chief Operating Officer

New COO's Extensive Business and Leadership Experience Helps Drive Company

Growth and Market Expansion



Apr 11, 2001, 01:00 ET from Kaydara Inc.

    MONTREAL, April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Kaydara Inc. today announced the
 appointment of Jan Oosterwaal as Chief Operating Officer (COO). Kaydara's new
 COO will help drive company growth and expansion, streamlining company
 procedures and providing managerial leadership to Kaydara in its goal of
 becoming the leader in tool development for mixed-media production.
     Jan brings over 25 years of business and management experience to Kaydara.
 Over the course of his career, he has held top-level management positions at
 Nortel Networks, Domtar, and most recently, founder, president and CEO of
 Exeltherm Inc. In these previous management roles, Jan has successfully
 enhanced the value of his business ventures through team-building and customer
 focus.
     By concentrating his efforts on optimizing Kaydara's sales and marketing
 processes, Jan will help raise awareness of the Kaydara brand to a level
 commensurate with the quality of its products. "Kaydara is a profitable
 company with a clear vision and the products to back it up," said
 Jan Oosterwaal, Kaydara's newly appointed COO. "Every day, we help our
 customers save money and increase productivity in their creative endeavors. I
 look forward to building on this foundation and executing a strategy that will
 leverage our existing technology platform, while challenging our employees and
 creating value for our customers and shareholders."
     Kaydara is headed by a group of industry-leading engineers and business
 executives gathered from top companies across Canada, the United States, and
 Europe.  In addition to these industry experts, the Kaydara team includes many
 software engineers, programmers, customer support, sales, marketing, and
 administrative staff, and is growing every day.
     "Kaydara has a global vision, and a drive to develop the best tools for
 digital content creation," said Michel Besner, president of Kaydara. "Jan will
 help us achieve our goals and deliver products and growth that will make us a
 key player in the content authoring industry. With Jan focusing on daily
 operations, I now have more time to focus on strategic planning and vision."
 
     About Kaydara Inc.
     Founded in 1993, Kaydara Inc. is a leading provider of solutions for the
 acquisition, authoring, and delivery of digital media content for film,
 television, broadcast, Web, and game development applications. Its
 award-winning FiLMBOX(R) and broadcast systems product lines enable content
 developers to acquire, manage, and deliver secure 3D mixed-media content in
 real-time, and have been used worldwide by over 300 clients, including
 award-winning clients Manex Visual Effects, ExMachina, Foundation Imaging,
 MainFrame Entertainment, Midway Games, Astral Communications and TSN. Kaydara
 is a privately held company headquartered in Montreal, Quebec.
     To find out more about Kaydara, visit www.kaydara.com.
     NOTE:  FiLMBOX is a registered trademark of Kaydara Inc.
     Other product and company names herein are trademarks of their respective
 owners.
 
     Kaydara general information:
        United States and Canada:  888-842-6842
        International:  514-842-8446
 
 

SOURCE Kaydara Inc.
    MONTREAL, April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Kaydara Inc. today announced the
 appointment of Jan Oosterwaal as Chief Operating Officer (COO). Kaydara's new
 COO will help drive company growth and expansion, streamlining company
 procedures and providing managerial leadership to Kaydara in its goal of
 becoming the leader in tool development for mixed-media production.
     Jan brings over 25 years of business and management experience to Kaydara.
 Over the course of his career, he has held top-level management positions at
 Nortel Networks, Domtar, and most recently, founder, president and CEO of
 Exeltherm Inc. In these previous management roles, Jan has successfully
 enhanced the value of his business ventures through team-building and customer
 focus.
     By concentrating his efforts on optimizing Kaydara's sales and marketing
 processes, Jan will help raise awareness of the Kaydara brand to a level
 commensurate with the quality of its products. "Kaydara is a profitable
 company with a clear vision and the products to back it up," said
 Jan Oosterwaal, Kaydara's newly appointed COO. "Every day, we help our
 customers save money and increase productivity in their creative endeavors. I
 look forward to building on this foundation and executing a strategy that will
 leverage our existing technology platform, while challenging our employees and
 creating value for our customers and shareholders."
     Kaydara is headed by a group of industry-leading engineers and business
 executives gathered from top companies across Canada, the United States, and
 Europe.  In addition to these industry experts, the Kaydara team includes many
 software engineers, programmers, customer support, sales, marketing, and
 administrative staff, and is growing every day.
     "Kaydara has a global vision, and a drive to develop the best tools for
 digital content creation," said Michel Besner, president of Kaydara. "Jan will
 help us achieve our goals and deliver products and growth that will make us a
 key player in the content authoring industry. With Jan focusing on daily
 operations, I now have more time to focus on strategic planning and vision."
 
     About Kaydara Inc.
     Founded in 1993, Kaydara Inc. is a leading provider of solutions for the
 acquisition, authoring, and delivery of digital media content for film,
 television, broadcast, Web, and game development applications. Its
 award-winning FiLMBOX(R) and broadcast systems product lines enable content
 developers to acquire, manage, and deliver secure 3D mixed-media content in
 real-time, and have been used worldwide by over 300 clients, including
 award-winning clients Manex Visual Effects, ExMachina, Foundation Imaging,
 MainFrame Entertainment, Midway Games, Astral Communications and TSN. Kaydara
 is a privately held company headquartered in Montreal, Quebec.
     To find out more about Kaydara, visit www.kaydara.com.
     NOTE:  FiLMBOX is a registered trademark of Kaydara Inc.
     Other product and company names herein are trademarks of their respective
 owners.
 
     Kaydara general information:
        United States and Canada:  888-842-6842
        International:  514-842-8446
 
 SOURCE  Kaydara Inc.