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Turbine Expands Leadership Team with Industry Veterans

Posted Fri, Oct 19, 2012 by Martuk

Turbine scoops up more industry veterans with The Elder Scrolls designer Ken Rolston, Demetrius Comes and others.

Turbine scooped up more industry talent this week with their new Director of Design Ken Rolston, who worked on The Elder Scrolls series and the Copernicus project with now defunct 38 Studios. Also joining the team is Executive Director of Engineering Demetrius Comes, formerly of Petroglyph, Executive Director of Technical Operations Jai Singh from Zynga, and Vice President of Technology Alan Villani, formerly of NetherRealm Studios.


TURBINE EXPANDS LEADERSHIP TEAM

Online Entertainment Leader Appoints Key Hires in Design, Technology and Operations

NEEDHAM, MA – October 19, 2012– Turbine announced today several key additions to its leadership team as part of its continued effort to design and deploy the next generation of online gaming.

“We are very excited to add such a stellar group of proven industry veterans to our world-class team here in Boston,” said Alessandro Galvagni, General Manager, Turbine. “Ken, Alan, Jai and Demetrius are proven leaders that strengthen our team and position us well as we work to continue operations of our award-winning titles and bring new innovative experiences to market.”

The new members of the Turbine team include:

Ken Rolston, Director of Design – Ken brings an exceptional track record to Turbine as one of the most accomplished fantasy RPG computer and video game designers of all time, with over a decade of lead designer experience on the award-winning Elder Scrolls franchise and, most recently, he released Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning to critical acclaim. Ken will lead the vision and the implementation of all aspects of game design for Turbine.

Alan Villani, Vice President, Technology – Alan joins Turbine from NetherRealm Studios, where he was responsible for driving the technology platform that supported Mortal Kombat™. Alan will be responsible for our digital technology platform that helps drive online engagement and monetization.

Jai Singh, Executive Director of Technical Operations – Jai joins Turbine from Zynga, where he managed the technology infrastructure for some of the largest social games in the world. Jai will be responsible for managing all online operations hosting & computing infrastructure, technical support and network operations.

Demetrius Comes, Executive Director of Engineering – Demetrius joins Turbine from Petroglyph Games and brings almost 20 years of technology experience spanning the video games, telecom, and computer security industries to his new role. Demetrius will oversee all engineering functions for the studios product development team including Game Platform, Release Engineering and Technical Production.

About Turbine

Turbine, Inc. is a premier creator and operator of online games that foster powerful social gaming communities. Turbine is wholly owned by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group and has created some of the world’s most popular and award-winning online games, including The Lord of the Rings Online™, Dungeons & Dragons Online®: Eberron Unlimited™, and Asheron's Call®. For more information on Turbine, its products and services please visit www.turbine.com.

About Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, a division of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, is a premier worldwide publisher, developer, licensor and distributor of entertainment content for the interactive space across all current and future platforms, including console, handheld and PC-based gaming for both internal and third party game titles.

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