Hase heads up 3-D at Real D


3-D cinema provider Real D is moving closer towards the consumer/home product market with the naming of Koji Hase to the newly position of president of worldwide consumer electronics.

"Given our experience in 3-D and our goals to pursue further opportunities globally, it was critical that we find someone with extensive knowledge and understanding of multiple marketplaces," said Michael Lewis, chairman/CEO and co-founder of Real D.

Hase comes to Real D with more than 38 years of corporate strategy and business development experience in optical and visual media, home systems and entertainment, manufacturing, and intellectual property. Most recently, he served as senior vp, worldwide new technology at Warner Home Video. Earlier, he served as general manager of the DVD Division at Toshiba, as well as chair of the DVD Forum, the international organization that guides DVD advances. Hase was awarded an Emmy in 1999 with Warren Lieberfarb, then president of Warner Home Video.