PANAVISION NAMES WILLIAM C. BEVINS PRESIDENT AND CEO
June 17, 2009—Woodland Hills, Calif. -Panavision Inc. announced today that William (Billy) M. Campbell has resigned as President and CEO and that William C. Bevins has assumed such positions overseeing worldwide operations and management of the leading supplier of digital and film camera systems and lighting to the motion picture and television industry.
Bill Bevins has been an entertainment business leader with over forty years of experience, holding such positions as President and Chief Executive Officer and as a director of Andrews Group Incorporated, an entertainment media holding company, as well as of its two publicly traded operating subsidiaries, New World Communications Group Incorporated and Marvel Entertainment Group, Inc. Bill also served as Chief Financial Officer of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. and is currently a Director of M&F Worldwide Corporation.
“Bill Bevins is a long time friend and member of the MacAndrews & Forbes family. He brings unparalleled operational experience to the table, which will help strengthen Panavision’s platform for future growth. We are delighted to have him join the company,” said Panavision Vice Chairman, Ken Ziffren.
“I am very excited about joining Panavision,” said Bill Bevins, Panavision President and CEO. “I look forward to working with Panavision’s dedicated employees to continue the success of this great company.”
William (Billy) M. Campbell said “Running the industry leader in optics, lens and camera technology and its wonderful team has been a privilege. Iʹve decided to return to my passion of creating, marketing and distributing content. I will remain involved with Panavision and its affiliated entities at MacAndrews & Forbes in an advisory capacity, to assist in the development and growth of their respective businesses.”