Dean Gentile has been named vice president operations of Digital Cinema Destinations. In the newly created position he reports to Chuck Goldwater senior vice president. Gentile joined Digiplex in 2010 and has had principal operating responsibility for the circuit's multiplex cinema locations in Connecticut New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Dean's knowledge and experience with virtually every aspect of theater operations including revenue enhancement expense management loss prevention training safety and guest services make him a crucial member of the Digiplex management team said Bud Mayo Digiplex chairman and CEO. As Digiplex executes its aggressive expansion strategy into the top 100 U.S. markets his skills and ability to connect with and motivate our growing employee population is vital. In his new role Gentile will oversee operations of 18 all-digital cinemas with a total of 178 screens located in Arizona California Connecticut New Jersey Pennsylvania and Ohio. He will also be instrumental in the integration of additional cinemas in the Digiplex acquisition pipeline. Prior to joining Digiplex he had been an independent theater operator and held various responsibilities over 20 years with major motion picture exhibitors Regal Cinemas Crown Theatres and Clearview Cinemas. Gentile and his family reside in Rockland County New York.