A. Smith taps Winter

He'll oversee day-to-day production activities

Alan S. Winter has been named senior vp of production for unscripted series producer A. Smith & Co. Prods. ("Hell's Kitchen").

In his new role, Winter will oversee the company's day-to-day production activities, reporting to founder and CEO Arthur Smith and president Kent Weed.

Winter has worked with A. Smith & Co. in the past in various capacities, overseeing production of such programs as "I Survived a Japanese Game Show" and "Trading Spaces."

"Alan brings an immense amount of experience and success to the A. Smith team," Smith and Weed said. "His knowledge of creating both scripted programming and a keen understanding of how to cover live events, makes his skill set ideal for overseeing the day to day production activities for our shows."