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CET Universe Appoints Digital Media Veteran George Grippo Head of Eastern Region

Leading Asset Management Solutions Provider Hires Industry Veteran And Former North Plains, Venaca Executive (March 02, 2011)
DMN Newswire--2011-3-2-- CET Universe, a leading provider of services, systems, and solutions for professional audio and video production, today announced that it has appointed digital media veteran George Grippo as the companys General Manager in the Eastern Region, based in New York. 

As a long-time leader in the archive and media asset management, George will focus on the growth of CETs innovative Constellation product, which is used by leading media facilities, including Universal Sports; Point360, and RFD-TV, among others. He will work directly with the Technology & Solutions team at CET.  Formed in September, 2010, CET is the former solutions group at Media Distributors.

Previously, George served as Vice President of Media Asset Management for North Plains, where he oversaw global deployments of the companys product suite. Prior to this, he was the President and CEO of Venaca, where he helped define the companys overall vision, which included a strategic merger. George has held leadership positions with several broadcast and media technology firms, including DVA Technology, Sesame Workshop, and Digital Network Television.

?There are a rare number of professionals who combine the knowledge base and operational skills in asset management software industry that can help drive growth in this competitive arena, and George is one of them, said Steve Klein, CEO of CET Universe. ?We have assembled one of the strongest solutions teams in the professional video market, and George will help us accelerate our East Coast operations.

About CET

CET Universe, formerly the Solutions Group of Media Distributors, is a leading developer of next-generation storage and asset management products for video professionals. Founded by its CEO, Steve Klein, the company develops, sells, and services an array of innovative file-based workflow systems for media & entertainment, corporate, and government and military accounts. Based in Studio City, California, the companys web site is at

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