BRUSSELS, July 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- SoftKinetic®, the world's leading provider of 3D vision and gesture recognition solutions, today announced it has appointed Andy Wing to its Board of Directors, effective immediately. Wing is Chairman of the executive committee and co-Chief Executive Officer for Fuel Industries, a global youth engagement company based in Los Angeles, California and Ottawa, Canada. Wing brings to SoftKinetic a unique view into the entertainment industry and strengthens the company's leadership in North America.
"Andy has a distinct vision for the field of digital media and entertainment, and unparalleled expertise in intellectual property around entertainment and gaming," said Michel Tombroff, CEO of SoftKinetic. "We are excited to have his insight as part of our talented Board of Directors, and are confident he will provide excellent leadership as we expand SoftKinetic's 3D technologies into the entertainment industry."
In addition to his work with Fuel Industries, Wing oversees an investment fund focused on digital media and entertainment, mobile technology, and information services and is chairman of Runtriz, the global leader in mobile hospitality technology platforms. Previously, Wing has served as a partner at global financial services firm Cantor Fitzgerald, overseeing its entertainment practice as president and chief executive officer of Cantor Entertainment, which included The Hollywood Stock Exchange. He has also served as president and CEO of VNU's Nielsen Entertainment, a division consisting of a global portfolio of companies servicing the film, television, home entertainment, music, book publishing and video game space.
"SoftKinetic has one of the most forward-thinking technology offerings on the market today, and they are already seeing great success in the gaming and entertainment industry as demand for cutting-edge 3D capabilities continues to grow," said Wing. "The company's visionary team is impressive and am confident I can serve as an excellent resource for this particular market niche and contribute to the future growth and success of SoftKinetic."
Additional members of SoftKinetic's Board of Directors include Laurent Degryse, Chairman, Michel Tombroff, SoftKinetic CEO, Andre Miodezky, SoftKinetic president, Laurent Claus, VP of Customer ICT Services for Belgacom, Lorenzo Grabau, independent director, Cliff Meltzer, executive VP of solutions development at Allscripts and Frederic Papeians, SoftKinetic COO and CFO.
SoftKinetic's vision is to give everyone the freedom to control, explore and enjoy the entire digital world through the most natural and intuitive user interfaces and machine interactions. SoftKinetic is the leading provider of gesture-based platforms for the consumer electronics and professional markets, including interactive digital entertainment, consumer electronics, health care, digital signage, and medical systems. The company offers a complete family of 3D imaging and gesture recognition solutions, including patented 3D CMOS time-of-flight sensors, modules and cameras (DepthSense® family of products, formerly known as Optrima product family), multi-platform and multi-camera 3D gesture recognition middleware and tools (iisu® family of products) as well as games and applications from SoftKinetic Studios.