Warner Promotes Quinn19 Dec, 2007 By: Chris Tribbey
John P. Quinn
A longtime Warner employee has been named EVP of worldwide operations for Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, the online, PC and console gaming arm of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group.
John P. Quinn, who first joined the Warner family in 1977 as the director of sales for WEA — the distribution and sales division of Warner Music Group — will be in charge of expanding the company's gaming slate. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment already has several games in the works for 2008, including Speed Racer, LEGO Batman, and Project Origin.
“During the past 12 months, John has been instrumental in establishing Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment's global sales and distribution organization and infrastructure,” said Kevin Tsujihara, president of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group.
After working for WEA for six years, Quinn moved to Warner Home Video as director of sales, where he stayed until 1988. He was then promoted to VP of sales in the United States, and in 1996 promoted again to SVP of sales. During his tenure as head of sales with Warner Home Video, the company saw revenue grow from $136 million to more than $2 billion. In 2001 he became EVP of Warner's worldwide supply chain.