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Cinram Taps Warner Exec For Digital Operations

Packaged media distributor Cinram International continues to expand its digital operations with the hiring of studio veteran John Crosier as senior VP of digital architecture and delivery.

Crosier joins Cinram from Warner Bros., where he oversaw the studio’s digital supply chain as executive director of global operations. He also has led standards development efforts and other initiatives as digital ambassador for the industry’s DEG: Digital Entertainment Group. Cinram said Crosier will continue to work closely with the trade association.

“John brings a great perspective to our digital team,” said Cinram chief executive Steve Brown in a statement. “He has first-hand insight into digital supply chain and delivery methods to meet the ever changing needs of our customers.”

The hire follows Cinram’s acquisition of Los Angeles digital media specialist 1K Studios earlier this year.

Crosier, also based in Los Angeles, will be responsible for expanding Cinram’s digital services and overseeing its digital supply side mechanics. He will report to Brown and work in tandem with an executive team that includes Matt Kennedy, 1K Studios’ president, and Ben Higgins, Cinram’s VP of emerging markets and innovation.