Billy Campbell to head Panavision

Former Discovery Networks president will run operations

Entertainment industry veteran Billy Campbell has been named president and CEO of camera manufacturer Panavision.

Campbell, who was most recently president of Discovery Networks, will oversee all of Panavision's domestic and foreign operations.

Campbell has also held various executive positions in programming and development at ABC, CBS and Warner Bros. Television and served as president of Miramax Television.

"Billy's visionary leadership in the entertainment business ideally suits him to take Panavision into the next phase of our business," Panavision chairman Ronald O. Perelman said. "Having had roles in both the development and creative side as well as management and production, he understands the needs of our customers and the innovations needed to keep up with their creative demands."