|[June 07, 2016]
Astral Images Names Motion Picture Technology Expert Rob Hummel as Senior Vice President of Business Development
Astral Images, a subsidiary of Astrotech Corporation (NASDAQ: ASTC),
appointed Rob Hummel as Senior Vice President of Business Development.
Mr. Hummel, an accomplished industry veteran with a successful track
record at marquee corporations like Disney (News - Alert), DreamWorks, Sony and Warner
Bros, will be responsible for expanding Astral's sales growth.
"I am very pleased Rob has joined Astral Images to promote our products
and lead our business development efforts," stated Warren Lieberfarb,
Chairman of Astral Images' Board. "Rob is well known and respected in
the Hollywood community for his contributions over the decades. He
possesses unique strategic knowledge bridging the worlds of creative
film making and production technology. We are thrilled to have such a
distinguished motion picture media expert leading our team."
Mr. Hummel's career has revolved around cinematography, film formats,
film restoration and archiving, animation, post production, visual
effects and stereoscopic 3-D. Mr. Hummel has worked for studios
including Disney, DreamWorks, Sony and Warner Brothers. In 1999, he led
Technicolor's (News - Alert) establishment of some of the first Digital Cinemas across
the globe. At Warner Bros. he oversaw digital restoration work on such
classics as "Gone with the Wind" and "The Wizard of Oz." Hummel serves
as co-chair of the Public Programs Committee of the Academy of Motion
Picture Arts & Sciences' Science and Technology Council and sits on the
Scientific and Technical Awards Committee. Mr. Hummel has hosted several
programs on Film Formats, Film Technology, and 3-D Stereoscopic Imaging.
He was the editor of the 8th edition of the American
Cinematographer Manual, and authored most of its articles.
Mr. Hummel stated, "Astral Images has a wide range of advanced
technology solutions and capabilities to digitize, restore and enhance
all types of film and photographic material. I am most impressed by how
the scietists at Astral appreciate and value the integrity of the
original image. Also, I am in awe of their abilities to reveal original
hidden image content, and Astral achieves these results without using
digital cloning or merging techniques. The same can be said for the HDR (News - Alert)
information I've seen them mine from motion pictures. I am excited by
the opportunities for Astral Images to solve complex technology
challenges in its target markets and look forward to contributing to
advancing its business in all areas."
About Astral Images, Inc.
Astral Images, Inc., located in Austin, TX, is positioned to be the
world leader in the technology required to digitize, repair, enhance and
archive feature films, film-based television series, and consumer media.
Based on over thirty years of experience, research, and development, the
company has pioneered the technology to detect and remove surface
defects and scratches from both color and black & white film in
automation while enhancing and optimizing the image quality. Astral
Images continues to develop technology and solutions to meet the
ever-changing needs of the industry. www.astral-images.com
About Astrotech Corporation
Astrotech Corporation (NASDAQ: ASTC) is an innovative science and
technology company that invents, acquires and commercializes
technological innovations sourced from research institutions,
laboratories, universities, and internally and then funds, manages, and
builds proprietary, scalable start-up companies for profitable
divestiture to market leaders to maximize shareholder value. Sourced
from Oak Ridge Laboratory's chemical analyzer research, 1st
Detect develops, manufactures, and sells chemical analyzers that
streamline processes for industrial use in the airport security, food
and beverage, semiconductor, pharmaceutical, research and environmental
markets, and the military. Sourced from decades of image research from
the laboratories of IBM and Kodak (News - Alert) combined with classified satellite
technology from government laboratories, Astral Images sells film
to digital image enhancement, defect removal and color correction
software, and post processing services providing economically feasible
conversion of television and feature 35mm and 16mm films to the new 4K
ultra-high definition (UHD), high-dynamic range (HDR) format necessary
for the new generation of digital distribution. Sourced from NASA's
extensive microgravity research, Astrogenetix is applying a
fast-track on-orbit discovery platform using the International Space
Station to develop vaccines and other therapeutics. Demonstrating its
entrepreneurial strategy, Astrotech management sold its state-of-the-art
satellite servicing operations to Lockheed Martin (News - Alert) in August 2014.
Astrotech has operations throughout Texas and is headquartered in
Austin. For information, please visit www.astrotechcorp.com.
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