Corel Hires Former Adobe Exec as Senior Vice President

Corel LogoCorel, maker of the popular CorelDRAW, Painter X and Paint Shop Pro software products, is hoping to capitalize on the hiring of former Adobe bigwig, Mark Hilton.


Press Release

OTTAWA–Corel Corporation, a leading developer of graphics, productivity and digital media software, today announced that Mark Hilton has been named Senior Vice President, Product Management & Marketing, Digital Media. Hilton will oversee all product management and product marketing functions for Corels complete portfolio of products for photo and video editing, as well as DVD authoring and playback.

Prior to joining Corel, Hilton was Adobes Vice President of Product Management for the Creative Solutions Business Unit. In his role he provided business strategy and vision, as well as product leadership for many of Adobes flagship products including the Adobe® Creative Suites®, Adobe® InDesign®, Adobe® Illustrator®, and Adobe® Dreamweaver®. Prior to joining Adobe, Hilton was the co-founder of BeHere Corporation, an Internet virtual reality imaging company. He also served as the company’s vice president of marketing and sales.

In his new role at Corel, Hilton will be responsible for expanding the reach of Corels digital media portfolio with innovative software products that are exciting, accessible and highly intuitive for customers.

I am very excited to join Corel at such a pivotal time in the companys history and in the industry at large, said Mark Hilton. Never before have people had so many avenues to express themselves, as we have seen with the explosion in social networking sites like Facebook®, MySpaceTM and YouTubeTM and the growing consumer demand for digital cameras, camcorders and portable media players. Corel is uniquely positioned to serve this rapidly growing market with the industrys broadest portfolio of software products for people who want to communicate with family, friends or business associates in more persuasive and engaging ways.

I am delighted to have Mark as a key member of our team as we accelerate our efforts to win mind and market share in the consumer digital media market, said Jeff Hastings, President & General Manager, Digital Media. His breadth of industry experience and his keen understanding of customer needs will play an important role in bringing Corels digital media vision to the market.

Corel’s broad portfolio of digital media products includes the latest software for photo and video editing, as well as advanced DVD authoring and playback giving consumers all of the tools they need to capture, edit, author, burn, distribute and play digital content on their PCs, digital media players and other devices. In addition, Corels video and DVD products give users the ability to watch their own video creations or the latest Hollywood blockbusters where and when they want, with full support for today’s most popular file formats and technologies, including Blu-ray and HD.

To learn more about Corels Digital Media portfolio or to download free, fully-functional trial versions of the Companys digital media software, please visit www.corel.com/digitalmedia .

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