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Santa Monica, Calif. - August 19, 2010 - GPL Technologies, a leader in the design, deployment and support of IT solutions and pipeline infrastructures for the entertainment industry, announced today that it has hired Jason Blum as its new CTO. Effective immediately, Jason will apply his vast industry and IT experience to the creation and support of pipeline infrastructures that meet the unique needs of film companies, post production facilities, visual effects shops and game studios.
Jason has worked in IT for over 20 years. He not only managed site operations and system administration on various production lines at Intel during the 1990’s; at Youbet.com, Jason worked with two other engineers to design and build a 2000+ square foot datacenter from the ground up. He gained his entertainment industry experience working in the music industry, where he performed in the band Deepsky and wrote for a number of music trade publications. In 2005, Jason re-entered the IT world at Miracle Data, a provider of outsourced IT for a vast array of local non-profits. He eventually took on the role of CTO at Miracle Data and steered the adoption of new technologies and best practices for internal use and client consumption.
“We are extremely excited to have Jason sign on as our CTO,” said GPL Technologies founder, Brian Terrell.“Demand for GPL Technologies’ services has been growing rapidly. With Jason’s deep IT infrastructure knowledge, entertainment experience and managerial skills, we have the ideal executive for leading GPL into the next phase of our evolution as a company.”
”I have known Brian since my days at Intel and have enjoyed watching GPL Technologies grow for the past few years,” said Jason Blum.“I am really looking forward to helping him manage his skilled team of pipeline engineers as we continue to grow and assist more companies with their unique infrastructure needs.”
About GPL Technologies:
GPL Technologies is a leader in the design, deployment and support of IT solutions and pipeline infrastructures that meet the unique needs of film companies, post production facilities, visual effects shops and game studios. GPL’s talented personnel consists of a full team of staffed pipeline specialists with diverse skill sets that cover all industry platforms, helping to provide client-focused solutions and unparalleled 24/7/365 service to 100s of companies across the globe. From multi-platform systems, storage area and high-performance networks, render farm implementation, and 2D/3D work flow, to editing pipeline integrations and custom software solutions, GPL Technologies is squarely focused on helping its customers increase productivity and cost-efficiency across the production facility. GPL Technologies is headquartered in Santa Monica, CA.
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