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The Foundry Names Jon Wadelton CTO

The Foundry promotes Jon Wadelton, known as ‘Mr. Nuke,’ to chief technology officer and head of media production. 

The Foundry has promoted Jon Wadelton to chief technology officer and head of media production. 

Wadelton, known in the industry as “Mr. Nuke,” has driven Nuke development since 2009, through a roadmap that has seen the product transform into the industry's tool of choice. Most recently, Wadelton led the biggest shake-up of Nuke to date, bringing Nuke 9, comprising Nuke, Nuke X and Nuke Studio, to the market. 

Wadelton will oversee technology and research for the entire company, while simultaneously managing Media Production for The Foundry. Media Production comprises film, episodic, commercial, games and virtual reality/augmented reality.

“Jon has an uncanny ability to see emerging technologies and trends and apply them in ways that anticipate the increasingly sophisticated and complex needs of our customers,” Bill Collis, Chief Executive Officer at The Foundry, said in making the announcement. “In his new role, he will now do that at a management level, taking a long-term look at our technology development across Media Production and Design, as well as emerging growth areas like 3D printing.”

In addition to CTO, Wadelton will continue to focus on the end-to-end pipeline for customers in Media Production. To support him in this area, The Foundry announced these additional promotions:

  • Philippa Carroll, head of Media Production, Business Strategy and Operations: In this leadership role, Carroll will establish industry vision and strategy in partnership with Wadelton, particularly around the development and delivery of new products for Media Production. 
  • Jack Greasley, head of New Technology: Greasley will be responsible for new technologies in both the Media Production pipeline and Design workflow. Greasley will continue to lead The Foundry’s developments for MARI, The Foundry’s 3D texture painting software. 
  • Sean Brice, NUKE Product Manager: Brice, formerly the product designer for NUKE, will assume responsibility for ongoing product development and support for the NUKE family of products. 

Source: The Foundry

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.

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