RealD Taps Leo Bannon As EVP Global Ops

LOS ANGELES — RealD Inc. (NYSE: RLD), a leading global licensor of 3D technologies, today announced the appointment of Leo Bannon as Executive Vice-President, Global Operations. Bannon brings nearly three decades of relevant experience in display, optical and photonics technologies that are core to RealD’s business operations. Bannon previously served as President and CEO of ColorLink, a photonics company that focused on liquid crystal displays and optical filter technologies, where Bannon led ColorLink’s transition from an early stage research and development company to commercial production. He established a variety of joint ventures, technology license agreements and key partnerships, including an alliance with RealD to develop RealD’s first cinema system which led to RealD’s acquisition of ColorLink in 2007. Bannon left the company in 2008 after its integration with RealD was completed. Bannon joins RealD from Arisawa Manufacturing Co., where he served as a consultant to Arisawa’s CEO on acquisition strategy.

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