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Kerner Group Appoints CEO- Eric Edmeades
Former ILM studio ushers in a new era of vision and creativity with appointment of social entrepreneur, Eric Edmeades.
Officer and majority shareholder of The Kerner Group.
“Kerner, like Pixar, is a spin-off of George Lucas’ Industrial Light & Magic and has a long
history of ground-breaking visual effects and camera technologies.”
mission is to continue that legacy and bring a new spirit of imagination, innovation and
leadership to the company.”
Throughout his career, Edmeades has distinguished himself as an innovative and creative
entrepreneur and business consultant. In 1997 he founded The ITR Group, a leading provider and maintainer of mobile computing, laser imaging and wireless networking equipment. Nine years later, after establishing the company as an industry leader, he sold ITR to private investors.
Since 2006, he spent three years consulting businesses in 15 countries, providing a special focus on increased sales and profitability while refining business systems and improving the customer experience.
“Eric Edmeades brings a perfect combination of imagination and grounded business
acumen to Kerner at just the right stage of the company's development.”
The Kerner Group is a collection of creative and innovative companies and divisions with roots in the entertainment business, and was originally part of Industrial Light & Magic. The group’s special effects division, KernerFX is an industry leading provider of practical effects with recent credits including Halcyon’s Terminator Salvation, DreamWorks SKG’s Transfomers II and Paramount Pictures’ classic Star Trek. Kerner has also developed cutting edge Kernercam 3D camera rigs, Kernervision 3D viewing equipment and 3D production suite software.
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Kerner Group is a collection of companies focused on the film and entertainment sector that was previously part of Industrial Light and Magic. The company provides special FX, studio services, 3D camera and prod services to the film and TV industries.