MONTREAL — Toon Boom Animation (www.toonboom.com) has appointed Michel Besner president. Besner previously worked at Meltwater and brings over 20 years of entrepreneurial and executive experience to the company, which provides 2D animation and storyboarding software.
As the co-founder and CEO of Kaydara, Besner turned the company’s character animation and motion capture tools, MotionBuilder and FBX, into staples of the entertainment industry. His work in the animation industry continued with leadership roles at Alias Systems, where he served as their vice president of business development, emerging markets, and then as senior director of product management at Autodesk’s media & entertainment division.
“Industry-leading products, a world-class customer base and an amazing group of employees have put Toon Boom Animation in a unique position,” says Besner. “I look forward to taking the company to the next level."