LOS ANGELES — Dominick Spina has been appointed vice president of worldwide sales and marketing for the newly formed LightWave 3D Group, which is a division of NewTek. Spina will work closely with the LightWave 3D Group’s president Rob Powers to lead worldwide sales with strategic marketing and branding, the introduction of new products and technologies, and ongoing business and relationship development.
“The new LightWave 3D Group is elevating its global brand with new products, partnerships and development relationships that build on the tradition of innovation LightWave is known for,” explains Powers. “Dominick’s knowledge of GPU development, combined with years of experience in the digital media and film business, make him the ideal person to lead the worldwide sales and marketing initiatives for the LightWave 3D Group.”
Prior to joining the LightWave 3D Group, Spina was senior technology product manager at Nvidia Corporation, where he was responsible for the company’s film studio relationships and the media and entertainment marketing and PR initiatives. He has established GPU rendering development projects at major studios around the world, including ILM, Disney, Pixar, Dreamworks, and Weta Digital. Spina has more than 25 years of experience in the high-technology industry with an emphasis on electronic product design, computer graphics, and software development. At Digital Domain, he oversaw the product development, sales and marketing of Nuke and managed studio software development. While at Digital Domain, he also established D2Software and introduced the Academy Award winning Nuke compositing and effects software to the film community as a commercial product.
Spina is a member of the Visual Effects Society Technology Committee and the Hollywood Post Alliance.