Johan de Nysschen takes over as president/CEO of Arri Americas
March 28, 2024

Johan de Nysschen takes over as president/CEO of Arri Americas

MUNICH, GERMANY — Arri ( recently announced that Johan de Nysschen will lead the Arri Americas team as president and CEO. In this position, he will oversee the entire region in all functional areas, including Arri Rental North America and Illumination Dynamics. De Nysschen will report directly to Matthias Erb, chairman of the executive board at Arri. 

Over the past several months, de Nysschen has served as a consultant for Arri. During his career, he successfully led several transformation processes together with international teams. 

“Arri is an inspiring company,” states de Nysschen. “Its product portfolio has inspired creatives in Hollywood and around the world for decades, and Arri still has so much to offer, not only for motion pictures but also in live entertainment, virtual production and beyond. I look forward to the challenge of facilitating a new era for Arri in the Americas.” 

Arri is retaining the talents of Glenn Kennel, who supervised the Americas team for many years. Kennel, who reports directly to de Nysschen, will now serve as executive vice president sales for Arri Americas.

“The Americas has been a key region for Arri for many decades, and its future success and development is vital for Arri globally,” explains Erb. “We will continue to systematically expand our business into new market segments such as live entertainment, corporate, and studios which hold major potential across all business units. To take these next steps, we are further developing our global organization including Arri Americas.”