The Supervisory Board of the ARRI Group, at its meeting yesterday, decided to appoint a new member to the Executive Board of the ARRI Group which currently consists of Dr Joerg Pohlman und Dr Michael Neuhaeuser.
Effective April 1, 2019, Markus Zeiler, until now Head of the Business Unit Lighting at ARRI, will be a member of the Executive Board of the ARRI Group. His new area of responsibility within the Executive Board will be the management of ARRI’s global rental business.
Professor Dr Hans-Joerg Bullinger, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the ARRI Group, commented on the appointment of Markus Zeiler: “The rental business is of great importance to ARRI. The company’s founders, August Arnold and Robert Richter not only built film technology equipment from 1917 onwards but also promoted the rental business.”
Furthermore: “The business development of ARRI Rental is good, but very different worldwide. North America, as the most important film and TV market, offers ARRI Rental special opportunities, but also challenges. Markus Zeiler will certainly dedicate himself to this task with the same passion he has brought to successfully managing and expanding the lighting business at ARRI over the past six years.”
Markus Zeiler was responsible for the expansion of digital LED technology and the successful introduction of the SkyPanel platform at ARRI.
Zeiler is a graduate physicist from the University of Regensburg, Germany, and the University of Reading, UK. In 2000, he started his professional career at OSRAM Opto Semiconductors as a development engineer for LED and sensor technology.
After 10 years, Markus Zeiler accepted the position as General Manager at the start-up Optogan GmbH, to build up their international business. In January 2013, ARRI brought Markus Zeiler to Stephanskirchen, Germany, to join the Lighting division, which he has since successfully managed together with Markus Lampier.
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