George Eyles named CEO of distribution software company Maccs
Maccs, a leading provider of theatrical distribution software and a division of Vista Group International, announced the appointment of George Eyles as chief executive officer. Eyles will be responsible for Maccs’ global operations, spanning more than 50 countries.
Eyles will join Maccs from his current role of managing director of digital cinema, EMEA, for Deluxe Technicolor. He has worked at Deluxe since Deluxe and Technicolor created a joint venture for cinema in 2015.
Eyles has over 16 years’ industry experience in distribution of digital content, including advertising and cinema. Prior to the Deluxe Technicolor joint venture, he was responsible for Technicolor’s worldwide digital cinema strategy, leading the business development team located in London and Los Angeles.
Eyles joined Technicolor from Arqiva, where he was responsible for the deployment of a pan-European electronic delivery network for cinema, working closely with studios and exhibitors. He was also responsible for creating Arqiva’s ‘Live Event’ services delivering hundreds of live alternative events to cinemas around the world.
“Maccs is highly regarded throughout the industry and well known for supporting and bringing innovation to its clients,” Eyles said. “The organization and its professionals around the world are first-class, and I’m looking forward to being part of the Vista Group team and the innovation and vision they continue to bring to the industry.”
Group CEO Kimbal Riley commented, “I’m delighted to have an executive of the caliber of George Eyles join the Group as leader of Group company Maccs. George is a high-energy, highly capable operator with a strong track record, and we are looking forward to his impact working with Maccs to continue to grow a business that has been ‘redefining movie distribution’ for our customers since 1995.”
Eyles will take up his new position in August.