Immersive entertainment company THE VOID has announced the appointment of Cliff Plumer as the new CEO.
Plumer succeeds co-founder Ken Bretschneider who has transitioned to the role of committee chair of THE VOID Visions team and will continue to sit on the board of directors.
The new CEO brings more than 30 years of experience spanning production, creative and technology to the company. He previously served as president of Santa Monica-based Jaunt, and prior to that served as CEO of visual effects studio, Digital Domain and CTO of Lucasfilm and Industrial Light & Magic.
“For years, people have been looking for that killer VR experience and THE VOID is it. The second I experienced it for the first time, I knew I had to be part of its success,” said Plumer. “Seeing truly is believing when it comes to virtual reality, and THE VOID’s immersive experiences are going to be the first real taste of virtual reality for consumers. I am confident that THE VOID will prove to be a leader and pioneer in the virtual reality world, inspiring mass-consumer adoption of VR.”
Cliff has been an adviser to THE VOID for some time now and it’s been amazing to work alongside him. I’m happy to hand the reigns of CEO over to him and trust his exceptional leadership,” said Bretschneider. “He’s an incredibly efficient CEO and more importantly, he’s a visionary. We’re really excited and lucky that he’s decided to join THE VOID.”
Last year THE VOID opened Ghostbusters: Dimension at Madame Tussauds New York in July, allowing visitors to step into the Ghostbusters universe to do battle against ghoulish entities using THE VOID’s proprietary VR system including backpack, head-mounted display (HMD) and gun.
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