Strong/MDI Screen Systems, Inc., a wholly
owned subsidiary of Ballantyne Strong, Inc. (NYSE American: BTN), and a leader
in projection screen manufacturing and optical coating development for cinemas,
commercial venues and amusemen7t parks worldwide (“Strong/MDI”), announced that Yuji Motomatsu has been
appointed as its new sales representative in Japan, effective July 1, 2020.
Motomatsu brings decades of experience in global sales and business development
to his new role at Strong/MDI where he will lead sales initiatives and drive
new client acquisitions in the region. He will also provide strategic insight
to guide business growth.
Prior to Strong/MDI, Mr. Motomatsu held various
senior positions at NEC Display Solutions including General Manager of the
International Sales Division and Executive Expert for the company’s Cinema and Digital Signage
divisions. He helped lead the company’s sales efforts for nearly forty years and played a key role in moving
the business forward following the merger of NEC’s visual display businesses in 2007.
“Moto brings a wealth of knowledge
and experience to our team, and we are excited to have him on board to drive
our sales and business development efforts in Japan,” commented Ray Boegner, President of
Strong/MDI and Strong Technical Services, Inc. “He will play a key role as Strong/MDI
pursues new growth initiatives on several fronts, including the Asia Pacific
area. We are well positioned and well prepared to provide our expertise in
cinema screen products to all regions across the globe.”
“I am thrilled to join the Strong/MDI
team and help expand the company’s presence in Japan,” said Mr. Motomatsu.
“The company has
decades of experience in providing the top cinema screen products
internationally, and I am looking forward to building upon Strong/MDI’s solid reputation and foundation
and providing an improved customer experience here in the region.”
About Strong/MDI Screen
Strong/MDI Screen Systems, Inc., a Ballantyne
Strong, Inc. company, is a projection screen manufacturer located in Joliette,
Canada. It manufactures 2D and 3D screens, specialty screens, motorized screen
systems, custom structures and masking motors for clients worldwide. Strong/MDI
Screen Systems is also known for the development of highly sophisticated
coatings for projection surfaces.
About Ballantyne Strong, Inc.
Ballantyne Strong (www.ballantynestrong.com
) and its subsidiaries engage in diverse business activities
including the design, integration and installation of technology solutions for
a broad range of applications; development and delivery of out-of-home
messaging, advertising and communications; manufacturing of projection screens;
and providing managed services including monitoring of networked equipment. The
Company focuses on serving the entertainment, retail and advertising markets.