Portland, Ore., – September 18, 2002 – Extensis today announced the appointment of Kevin Hurst to the position of Vice President of Marketing to support its commitment to creative professionals and the graphic arts market. Hurst brings first-hand industry knowledge and important strategic vision to Extensis with 15 years of technology, product development and management experience.
Hurst led product marketing efforts for Extensis from 1995-1999 and returns to Extensis after leading product initiatives for You Networks, Inc., Digimarc Corp., and Iomega Corporation. Prior to his tenure at Extensis, Hurst held positions at In Focus Systems, Litho Development and Research and Apple Computer.
“Kevin has a solid background and reputation within our creative professional market,” said Craig Keudell, Extensis CEO. “Bringing him back to Extensis will help us reach a new level of commitment to serving our customers in this new, exciting chapter in Extensis’ history.”
Extensis was acquired by Celartem Technology on September 16, 2002. Celartem sees a strong synergy between their technologies and Extensis’ product development and marketing expertise within the creative professional market. These strengths, coupled with Extensis' established distribution channels, will put the combined company in a strong position for future growth.
About Extensis, Inc.
Founded by creative professionals, for creative professionals, Extensis is a leading publisher of software and tools that extend the capabilities of creative professionals. Extensis’ award winning and industry standard products include: Suitcase for font management, Portfolio for asset management, Preflight Online for pre-printing document error-checking, plug-in enhancements for Photoshop (Mask Pro, Intellihance, PhotoTools, PhotoFrame), and productivity enhancements for QuarkXPress (QX-Tools, QX-Effects, BeyondPress) Extensis was founded in 1993 and is based in Portland, Oregon and the United Kingdom. Extensis is a wholly owned subsidiary of Celartem Technology USA, Inc., which is wholly-owned by Celartem Technology Inc., (NASDAQ-J:4330). For additional information please visit our website at http://www.extensis.com or call 1-800-796-9798.
Celartem Technology Inc. was established in 1996 to conduct research and development into storage and distribution technologies for digital images. It has developed, and sells VFZ technology, which allows digital images to be stored and distributed without any loss in resolution.; and the Protected Archive Distribution Server that allows digital images to be distributed over networks in a secure manner at original resolution. On December 11, 2001, Celartem was listed on the NASDAQ Japan Market (NASDAQ-J:4330). Please visit http://www.celartem.com for more information.
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