Satoshi Kanemura joins FOR–A America as President from Sony
FOR –A America has announced the appointment of Satoshi Kanemura as new president. He joins the company from Sony, where he worked for 35 years and served lately as Vice President of Professional Products and Solutions. Former FOR-A America President, Ken Truong, has become CTO of FOR-A America.
The firm assures that Kanemura’s appointment will boost the company’s growth into new and existing markets, such as remote and live event production, distance learning, and worship applications.
“During the past year as broadcasters, the film industry, education and houses of worship have been challenged to move to a “new normal” including remote, immersive, and cloud operations, the technology provided by FOR-A Company has been a key component of many successful productions and events,” said Kanemura. “FOR-A’s strong team and leading products position the Company to continue its growth in North and South America. I’m excited to be taking over the leadership of FOR-A America at this pivotal time.”
During his 35 years of experience at Sony, Kanemura was a key player in the development of 4K/8K and cloud-based production solutions, as well as Sony’s deep expansion into digital cinematography. As an example of this last piece, he collaborated with James Cameron on the fully 3D digital movie “Avatar”.
“Mr. Kanemura’s deep relationships and knowledge of what the Hollywood community, broadcasters and live event producers are looking for right now will prove invaluable to FOR-A’s growth in the Americas,” said FOR-A Corporation President and Representative Director Katsuaki Kiyohara. “We’re thrilled to have him leading our efforts. He is an ideal fit for this position, particularly as we begin to face new business realities in our industry after the pandemic.”
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