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Barnby Named GM of Pinnacle Systems

(December 16, 2004)

Pinnacle Systems, Inc. named David Barnby the General Manager of the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region.  Barnby, a veteran sales and marketing executive with solid industry credentials, will reinforce Pinnacle's strong digital video market position in the EMEA region.  Barnby will report directly to Patti Hart, CEO of Pinnacle.

"We welcome David to the Pinnacle team," said Patti Hart. "With his track record in sales and marketing, David is the ideal candidate to continue driving the strong performance of Pinnacle's extensive line of consumer and broadcast digital video solutions in Europe, the Middle East and Africa."

At Pinnacle, Barnby will serve as a key member of the corporate executive management team and will be the most senior executive in the EMEA region.  He will be responsible for developing an organizational vision for Pinnacle Systems by working effectively with the CEO and senior executives in addition to having full responsibility for sales and distribution.


"The digital video industry is thriving across Europe, the Middle East and Africa," said Barnby.  "Our product range is meeting the demand of the EMEA region and I look forward keeping us on track as a major contributor to Pinnacle Systems' overall success for years to come."

Barnby joins Pinnacle Systems from Thales, where he most recently served as Global Vice President of Sales and Marketing with responsibilities for 6,000 employees and more than $1.4 billion in revenue.  Prior to Thales, Barnby was the European Director of Integration at Hewlett Packard, where he orchestrated the successful merger of HP's consumer and commercial printing business organizations in Europe.


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