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THQ Expands International Management, Ups Curran & Good

THQ Inc. is expanding international operations with two new strategic appointments: Ian Curran, previously md of THQ UK, to the newly created position of vp, European Publishing and Martin Good as vp of Asia-Pacific Publishing.

Curran will oversee the company's expanding European operations including offices in England, Germany and France. Since joining THQ in late 2000, Curran has played a key role in growing the company's international revenues to more than 25% of its global sales.

In his new role as vp, Good will continue to develop THQ's opportunities across the Asia-Pacific region. He joined THQ as gm of THQ's Australia and New Zealand operations in early 2000. Good's responsibilities quickly expanded to include the Asian markets where he began to cultivate distribution opportunities, opening a Korean office in early 2003.

"As the installed base of the current generation of hardware increases across the globe, we see a significant opportunity to further grow our international businesses, particularly across Europe and the Asia-Pacific regions," said THQ coo, Eric Doctorow. "Both Ian and Martin are seasoned executives who have been instrumental to THQ's international success and we anticipate even greater results in their new roles."

THQ ( is a leading, worldwide developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software for a variety of hardware platforms including those manufactured by Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc., Nintendo and Microsoft as well as PC CD-ROM and wireless devices.