ARRI, the world’s largest manufacturer and distributor of professional motion picture equipment is pleased to announce the appointment of Martin Cayzer as Chief Executive of its global network of camera and lighting rental operations. In this new role, Cayzer will have global responsibility for ARRI’s diverse rental businesses and service capabilities, with plans to extend global reach, grow the customer base and enhance market leadership.
Prior to joining ARRI, Cayzer served as Managing Director of Panavision Asia Pacific for 13 years, responsible for its own operations and third party distributors throughout the region. He has thirty years experience through roles in a number of industry organizations in the UK, New Zealand and Australia, serving on the Board and as Chair of the Australian organization Ausfilm; a partnership organization between private industry and government responsible for connecting the international film community with Australia’s screen incentives, talent and facilities.
Cayzer says, “ARRI has been at the forefront of camera, digital intermediate and lighting technology for ninety-five years and with the successful introduction of the ALEXA camera range and LED lighting systems, continues to be a leader in an industry in transition. It’s exciting to join ARRI at this particular time as it firmly stakes a key role in the future of our industry.
The ARRI Rental Group is a large and diverse group of companies and my role is to grow and link these businesses to create a truly global rental network to support our increasingly mobile customers with the best technical solutions.”
With headquarters located in Munich, Germany, Arnold and Richter Cine Technik (A&R) was founded in 1917 and is the world’s largest manufacturer and distributor of motion picture camera, digital intermediate (DI) and lighting equipment. The ARRI Group comprises a global network of subsidiaries, agents and representatives that covers all aspects of the film industry: design, engineering, production, equipment rental, turnkey lighting solutions, postproduction, film and sound laboratory services, and visual effects. Manufactured products include the groundbreaking ALEXA digital camera system, film cameras, professional camera accessories, cutting-edge LED lighting and DI solutions such as the ARRISCAN and archive tools. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has recognized ARRI’s engineers and their technical contributions with 18 Scientific and Engineering Awards. For locations and more information please visit www.arri.com