Codex has named Philippe Panzini vice president, user experience. Best known as the chief technology officer at Discreet Logic Panzini was instrumental in designing the first version of Flame. In 1998 he was a co-recipient of an Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences Science and Engineering Award for the development and implementation of the Flame and Inferno software. After taking on a key role in the acquisition of Discreet Logic by Autodesk he then worked with Apple’s imaging products group on forward-looking technologies, particularly in the areas of improving the user experience and designing user interfaces.
Marc Dando, managing director of Codex said, “I saw Philippe lead the team at Discreet Logic which built software that changed the world of visual effects. Since then he has built on that experience and become a thought-leader in user experience design and technology strategy for both consumer and high-end technologies. We are very excited to have him join our team at Codex.”
“I’ve watched Codex grow into an industry leader and I’m excited to work with them as they move to the next level,” added Panzini, “They are ideally positioned at the junction of production and post production, and I know that together we can create some amazing products for both our existing customers and new ones”.