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Kurt Knierim Joins Virtual Katy’s Management Team

Brings over twenty years of business development and management experience (March 01, 2005)

Virtual Katy Development Limited, a Digidesign development partner delivering workflow solutions for audio professionals, today announced that Kurt Knierim has joined Virtual Katy’s management team as Director of North American Operations. Based in San Francisco, Virtual Katy’s North American headquarters, Kurt will oversee Virtual Katy’s sales and business development efforts for the postproduction markets in the United States and Canada. Kurt’s extensive background encompasses 20 plus years of industry experience working for and with leading manufacturers such as Adobe, Apple, Hewlett Packard, Intel and Sense8.

“As we continue to grow, it is critical for Virtual Katy to attract top talent to lead our business units,” comments John McKay, founder and head of development, Virtual Katy. “Kurt’s extensive knowledge and successful track record for developing business ventures in the content creation industry is impressive and will without a doubt play a key role in expanding our operations and marketshare in North America.”

Knierim held management positions with graphics pioneers Digital Research, Fractal Design and Specular International. He was responsible for establishing and managing national distributor and reseller channels and for building direct sales organizations to support the rapid adoption of desktop content creation tools by Disney, LucasArts, Boss Film Studios and (Colossal) Pictures. In the late 1990’s, as a Partnership Manager in Apple Worldwide Marketing, Kurt managed the transition of high profile partner Adobe Systems, in the migration of its line of content creation products to Mac OS X.

For more information about Virtual Katy, please visit their web site at

About Virtual Katy Development Limited
Virtual Katy Development Limited is a New Zealand based software developer focused on delivering innovative solutions for the postproduction world. Their flagship product, Virtual Katy, is a battle hardened program designed for audio professionals.

In December 2003, New Zealand based Angel Investor, Sparkbox, invested in Virtual Katy Development Limited. Through this investment, Virtual Katy Development Limited expanded their operations globally and is well positioned to fulfill the technology needs of the postproduction community.

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