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NCR Names New Head of Entertainment

27 Jul, 2010 By: Erik Gruenwedel

NCR Corp. July 27 named Justin Hotard VP and GM of NCR Entertainment, replacing Alex Camara, who left the company for undisclosed reasons.

Camara, who joined NCR June 1, 2009, had been SVP and GM of Coinstar Inc.’s entertainment unit, which included industry leader Redbox.

Duluth, Ga.-based NCR is rolling out 10,000 Blockbuster Express kiosks nationwide this year through a license agreement with Dallas-based Blockbuster. To date, NCR has installed 6,500 kiosks, including most recently units in 500 QuikTrip convenience stores located across the following nine states: Arizona, Illinois, Iowa, Georgia, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Texas.

Together with Redbox, the two companies dominate the burgeoning DVD kiosk vending market. Indeed, kiosk vending is projected to generate more than 30% of rental revenue this year, according to The NPD Group.

Hotard, who rejoins NCR Entertainment after serving as VP of business development, was instrumental in establishing the company’s kiosk business, including acquisitions of kiosk vendors TNR and DVDPlay, and investment in MOD Systems. He also served as the first GM of NCR Entertainment.

“Justin has amassed a great deal of relevant experience while establishing comprehensive relationships within the company and the industry, making him ideally suited to lead our Entertainment business now and into the future,” said John Bruno, EVP of NCR, in a statement.

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