Management change at Turbine

New president/CEO, product development VP and EP for LOTR online dev
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US games developer Turbine has named former m-Qube COO Jim Crowley as its new president and CEO as part of a management team overhaul.

Crowley replaces former president/CEO Jeff Anderson, having worked with the studio for the last few months to build a long-term strategic plan to build on the success of the studio's most recent game, The Lord of the Rings Online.

His priority now is the drive future opportunities for the studio's franchises (such as Asheron's Call) and alternative revenue streams.

"I'm excited to have the opportunity to play a role in Turbine's continued growth and success," said Crowley.

"Turbine has an incredible team, industry leading technology and a portfolio of franchises that are without peer. I look forward to working closely with our entire team and our global business partners to continue to invest in, and accelerate, our domestic and international success."

Crowley's appointment is just one a number of senior exec changes – it recenty also appointed Craig Alexander as VP of product development and Walt Yarbrough as executive producer.


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