Pair promoted at Digital Domain
Plumer becomes CEO; Weston upped to CFOVisual effects business Digital Domain has upped Cliff Plumer to CEO and Kevin Weston to CFO.
Mark Miller continues as the company's president, responsible for driving the company's feature film visual effects business. The change comes about a year after Miller was given the additional title of CEO.
As part of their new roles, Plumer and Weston will develop the company's efforts in the games market.
Plumer joined DD in 2006 as CTO after a 10-year tenure with Industrial Light + Magic and Lucasfilm; former LucasArt vp Weston came on board this year as GM, games.
Director Michael Bay, through investment firm Wyncrest Holdings, acquired privately owned Digital Domain in 2006. Earlier this year, an IPO was anticipated.
But Plumer said, "There are no plans to change ownership at this time or in the foreseeable future. Michael Bay and his partners are very committed to supporting management and where we are heading."
He continued, "Obviously the whole world has changed with public markets lately, so an IPO is not currently in our plans. With the change in the overall economy, we are focusing on the business."
The company's recent work includes upcoming "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," "G.I. Joe," "2012" and "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen." Plumer added that Miller's focus has always been production, and the change allows him to focus on that area.