Universal Names Emrey EVP and COO19 Jun, 2007 By: Billy Gil
Universal Studios Home Entertainment (USHE) promoted Tom Emrey to EVP and COO. He will continue to report directly to Craig Kornblau, president of USHE and Universal Pictures Digital Platforms Group.
Emrey, who since 2003 served as CFO for the company, will now oversee USHE's strategy, research, creative and marketing services, technical services, operations and logistics, and supply chain. His promotion is part of an ongoing restructuring of USHE toward digital initiatives such as video on demand and electronic sellthrough.
“As we turn our attention to realizing the tremendous potential afforded by emerging digital technologies, we sought an executive whose primary objective would be to maintain our consistent focus on growth,” Kornblau said. “Tom is ideally suited for this role. During his four years as CFO, he has consistently demonstrated his ability to identify lucrative opportunities and to develop and implement bold strategies.”
Emrey previously spent six years at Nestl? USA, where he served as VP of finance, playing a key role in the acquisition of the Ralston Purina Company.