ARRI PRESIDENT/CEO STEPPING DOWN AFTER 48 YEARS
Bahnemann began his career at the age of 16, serving as an apprentice with Arri in Munich. He later worked as a service technician for the US distributor, and moved through the ranks to head the organization that was acquired by Arnold & Richter in 1978. This was Arri’s first subsidiary outside of Germany. As president and CEO, he was instrumental in the company’s growth in North and South America.
Bahnemann holds five US patents in motion picture imaging technology. He is also responsible for bringing Arri’s rental component to the US by launching Arri CSC in New York, followed by an outlet in Florida. Lighting and grip rental houses under the Illumination Dynamics banner were also acquired and expanded in Los Angeles and North Carolina.
Taking his place this spring will be Glenn Kennel, who joined the company in 2009 as CTO. He has more than 30 years of experience in technology development and marketing. Simon Broad will be promoted to president of Arri CSC. He has been the COO of Arri CSC for the past four years. The transition becomes effective on April 1.