Foundry Bolsters Senior Management Team
Jon Wadelton appointed Chief Technology Officer.
Foundry strengthened its management team, promoting 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 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.
"In his new role, Jon 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" said Bill.
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, 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 Foundry’s developments for Mari, 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.