Cypress, California (August 8, 2019) – Christie is pleased to announce it has earned the International Cinema Technology Association (ICTA) Teddy Award as Manufacturer of the Year.
The award is voted for by active members of the ICTA and presented annually to the ICTA manufacturer which “most closely exemplifies the progressive principals of product development and provides the dealers with service and up-to-date technical and sales information, while supporting the status of its product without qualification.”
“To receive this recognition is a tremendous honor for Christie, and the fact that we have been awarded this from our esteemed industry peers makes it even more meaningful,” says Kazuhisa Kamiyama, Chairman and CEO of Christie. “We are committed to delivering excellent levels of service as well as remaining at the forefront of cinema technology. This is epitomized by our record of industry firsts over the last 60 years and our current investment in the development of Christie RealLaser which allows us to deliver spectacular movie moments to audiences, as well as outstanding performance and value to our cinema partners. ”
ICTA was founded in 1971 and represents more than 180 manufacturers and cinema-related businesses worldwide. Susie Beiersdorf, Vice President of Sales, Cinema-Americas, Christie, and Brian Claypool, Vice President, Product Management, Global Cinema, Christie were on hand to collect the award on the evening at the InterContinental Toronto Centre alongside former Christie Chairman, President and CEO Jack Kline. It is the third time that Christie has collected the award in its history, having been honored in 1998 and 2010.
“It is a great privilege to be acknowledged as an excelling organization in this exciting time for the industry,” says Robert Sunshine, executive director of ICTA. “Christie has earned this achievement through continued high levels of technical and sales service combined with outstanding technological development.”
Since its formation in 1971, the International Cinema Technology Association has morphed into the most important international association dedicated to equipment and new technologies throughout the global theatrical market. The ICTA is a trade organization that represents companies involved in cinema technology, including leading cinema equipment manufacturers, dealers, and service companies from around the world. Our members are responsible for producing all the equipment that is used in presenting features on the Silver Screen in movie theatres in all corners of the world. They manufacture digital cinema systems, lenses, sound equipment, seating, 3D technology and more.
Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc. is a global visual and audio technologies company and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ushio Inc., Japan, (JP:6925). Consistently setting the standards by being the first to market some of the world’s most advanced projectors and complete system displays, Christie is recognized as one of the most innovative visual technology companies in the world. From retail displays to Hollywood, mission critical command centers to classrooms and training simulators, Christie display solutions and projectors capture the attention of audiences around the world with dynamic and stunning images. Visit www.christiedigital.com for more information.