Los Angeles Business Journal

Panavision Names Chief Executive

By Natalie Jarvey Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Woodland Hills camera maker Panavision Inc. announced Wednesday that it has named Kimberly Snyder as chief executive.

Panavision, which works primarily with the film and TV industry, has struggled with debt as production has declined in Los Angeles.

The company also has had a revolving door of chief executives since longtime head Bob Beitcher left the company in 2009. Snyder replaces Bob Del Genio, who has been acting as interim chief executive since John Suh vacated the position in the spring.

“Panavision is an industry leader, passionately committed to excellence in customer service and innovation,” Snyder said in a statement. “I’m honored to join the Panavision team and look forward to leading the company as we strive to serve the needs of cinematographers, production companies and studios around the world in new and exciting ways.”

Snyder previously worked as president and general manager of the entertainment imaging division at Kodak.