Andy Shipsides, shown above in lens distortion mapping test pattern shirt, has been appointed President of ARRI Rental North America Camera effective May 1, 2020. He will be based at ARRI Rental’s headquarters in Secaucus, New Jersey.
Andy is well known and respected in the business. He’s been at it for more than 13 years, starting as a filmmaker, developing training and educational programs at AbelCine, building up their technical department, working as AbelCine’s Chief Technology Officer and running their Los Angeles facility for seven years. He joined ARRI Rental in September 2019 as Vice President of Technology.
Andy will be responsible for camera rental operations in North America. ARRI Rental US Lighting is a separate division and Carly Barber is the President.
In separate news, Peter Crithary has been appointed to the newly created role of Vice President of Marketing and Market Development for the Americas. More on Peter in an upcoming post.