SHEFFIELD, UK (10 March 2003) - LightWork Design, the world's leading
supplier of rendering solutions for developers of advanced 3D computer
graphics software, today announced the promotion of Andy Chapman to the
position of CEO of the company with immediate effect. Gordon Oliver,
founder and former CEO, has taken on the role of Chairman of the Board.
Commenting on the new appointment, Gordon Oliver said "Andy joined LightWork
Design two years ago as General Manager of the LightWorks Division and has
played a key leadership role in restructuring the business, extending its
market-leading position and ensuring its ongoing future success. I am
delighted Andy has been promoted to the role of CEO and look forward to
working with him and his team in my new role as Chairman."
Andy Chapman added, "By continuing to research and develop powerful new
rendering technologies and by focusing on the needs of our customers we will
ensure that LightWorks maintains its lead position. For example, the new
modular software architecture of LightWorks 7.0 further enhances the
flexibility, speed and ease of integration for our customers and forms the
foundation for even smoother and faster upgrades; the LightWorks Contents
strategy increases the power and value of our customers' LWA-Enabled
rendering applications and gives their users access to a growing range of
industry standard LWA content, including materials that are exclusive to
LightWorks such as Mold-Tech and Roehlen surface finishes; and, with our
unique knowledge and experience of designing and supplying procedural shader
technology we are working in partnership with leading graphics hardware
suppliers to provide the ultimate interactive photorealism for our customers
and their users. Our plans for 2003 will build on our market-leading
position and on our reputation for providing customers with innovative and
market-focused rendering solutions."
About LightWork Design
LightWork Design is the world's leading supplier of rendering solutions for
developers of advanced 3D computer graphics software. Established in 1989,
LightWork Design has continually developed LightWorks to provide customers
with innovative and market-focused solutions for the creation of powerful
and easy-to-use rendering applications. Renowned for its physically
accurate visualization of real-world objects and environments, LightWorks is
the ideal choice for applications targeted at the AEC, Industrial and
Graphics markets. LightWorks is supplied as a complete solution which
includes the SDK, support, training and consultancy services, to give
customers fast and efficient access to leading-edge rendering technology,
resulting in shorter development cycles, faster time-to-market for new
products and lower software development costs.
LightWorks is embedded in over 70 software applications and used by more
than � million users worldwide, far more than any other renderer.
Applications that incorporate LightWorks include: Alibre Design from Alibre,
ArchiTrend from Fukui Computer, CDRS, Pro/DESKTOP and Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire
from PTC, Cobalt from Ashlar, DigiD from Nihon Unisys, Form-Z from
auto-des-sys, IX Design from ImpactXoft, Madric from CPU, MSC.visualNastran
from MSC Software, Presenter 3D from Digital Immersion, PowerShape from
Delcam, SolidWorks from Dassault, SolidThinking from Gestel, ThinkReal from
Think3, trueSpace from Caligari, Unigraphics NX from EDS, and products from
many other major CAD vendors.
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