Warner announced that veteran exec Jim Wuthrich has been promoted to President of worldwide home entertainment and games.
[president]Wuthrich, who reports to worldwide theatrical distribution and home entertainment President Ron Sanders, was most recently President of the Americas and global strategy at Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. He was responsible for the division’s overall operations in the United States, Canada, and Latin, Central and South America.
Prior to this he was President, international home video and digital distribution, and worked as as SVP of digital distribution, SVP of electronic sell through and interactive marketing at Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group.
Having joined Warner Home Video in 1998, Wuthrich has seen the introduction of DVD and the transition to digital. He helped to pioneer the development of digital ownership formats, forging alliances with Apple, Amazon, Google, Sony, Microsoft and Walmart as well as licensing content to numerous global services.
“Throughout his 20 years with the company, Jim has proven to be strategic, forward-thinking and consistently able to turn ideas into results,” Sanders said.
“As every aspect of our business continues to change at an unprecedented pace, we’ll look to Jim to both help us navigate these changes and turn them into growth opportunities. This promotion is well-deserved and I look forward to our continued partnership.”
As a result of the promotion, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment President David Haddad now reports to Wuthrich.[/private]