Stephan Schenk has been named Arri’s general manager global sales and solutions. In his new role he has taken over responsibility for the worldwide sales and service of Arri’s hardware products as well as the company’s solutions business. This newly created position aims to combine and align the sales and service activities across all Arri product groups and expand the systems business across all markets. He reports directly to executive board member Markus Zeiler.
Regional managers from the Americas, China, East Asia Pacific, and EMEAI will report to Schenk, who joined Arri in 2009 as head of Arri’s business unit camera systems. He was appointed to managing director of Arnold & Richter Cine Technik in 2014.
“From day one, Stephan Schenk has guided the business activities of the Alexa camera platform to great success and has developed the camera systems business unit for more than ten years. The cornerstone was the system concept he initiated for camera, lenses, components, and interfaces,” said Zeiler. “On behalf of Arri, I would like to sincerely thank [him] for his outstanding achievements and services to the company in recent years. We wish him every success in this new area of responsibility.”
Schenk said, “We have a comprehensive portfolio of camera and lighting systems and strive to combine our products and services in the best possible way for the benefit of our customers. In addition, we want to develop solutions for our customers that also consider the products of other manufacturers and partners. New challenges, such as virtual productions or IP-based workflows, can best be tackled in cross-product teams. These solutions are as multifaceted as the creative ideas of our customers.”