MONTREAL, Jan. 15, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — D-BOX Technologies Inc. (TSX:DBO), the world leader in immersive entertainment experiences, is pleased to announce the appointment of Jean-René Halde as Chairman of the Board of Directors.
Since 1979, Mr. Halde has held Chief Executive Officer roles in a number of leading companies such as Metro-Richelieu Inc., Culinar Inc. and Livingston Group Inc. He was most recently President and CEO of the Business Development Bank of Canada from 2005 to 2015 when he retired.
He presently is a director of the TD Bank Group, Chairman of École de Technologie Supérieure, a large engineering school, and an advisor or director to a number of private companies. Mr. Halde was Chairman of the Conference Board of Canada, the Montreal Heart Institute and the Grocery Products Manufacturers of Canada. He served on the boards of a number of public companies such as RONA, Provigo, Gaz Metropolitain and CCL Industries, as well as on the boards of a number of private companies and not-for-profit organizations.
“After unprecedented growth in 2017 and an ambitious slate of new projects for 2018, Mr. Halde arrives at a very interesting time for the company”, said Louis P. Bernier, chairman of the governance committee of D-BOX. “The board is confident that his expertise and experience will play a key role in the continued success of D-BOX around the world.”
Mr. Halde holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School, and an MA in economics from the University of Western Ontario. He also holds the corporate director ICD.D. designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.
D-BOX is a company of visionaries and innovators. D-BOX creates hyper-realistic, immersive entertainment experiences by moving the body and sparking the imagination through motion. This expertise is one of the reasons why D-BOX has collaborated with some of the best companies in the world to deliver new ways to enhance great stories. Whether it’s movies, video games, virtual reality applications, themed entertainment or professional simulation, our mission is to move the world.
D-BOX Technologies Inc. is a publicly traded Canadian company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX:DBO). The head office is located in Montreal and offices are based in Los Angeles, USA and Beijing, China. For more information, please visit www.D-BOX.com
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