Éclair has hired Christophe Massie as the new head of its preservation division, effective immediately. An alliance has also been struck with Massie’s conservation and media management company, Orfeo. Under the agreement, Orfeo benefits from Éclair’s European sales and business services and relocates from its current premises to Éclair’s Paris-Vanves and Auxerre locations.
Massie reports directly to Pascal Mogavero, senior vice president of Éclair. Massie holds a Master’s in Economics and a postgraduate degree in Law from Université de Paris I, and an executive MBA from Université de Paris Dauphine/UQAM. In 1989, he co-founded Capital Vision, specializing in archival, storage and promotional solutions for the audiovisual sector, before joining Éclair, where he spent the bulk of his career through 2010 (deputy CEO and sales director at Télétota, Éclair deputy CEO). In 2012, Massie founded Orfeo, where he launched the DynArchi project and initiated the first digital preservation offer for the motion picture sector.
Massie succeeds Yves Gringuillard, who has been appointed vice president, digital services, comprising theatrical delivery and digital distribution-related activities.
“We are very pleased to welcome these talented professionals in their new roles. Their experience and expertise will prove invaluable to our teams & clients and will help support Éclair in this new era of our digital development,” said Mogavero.