Consumer >> CEO Interviews >> June 15, 2000

Mark Sanders – Pinnacle Systems Inc (pcle)

MARK SANDERS has served as President, Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Pinnacle Systems, Inc. since January 1990. From 1988 to 1990, Mr. Sanders was an independent business consultant. Prior to that time, Mr. Sanders served in a variety of management positions, most recently as Vice President and General Manager of the Recording Systems Division of Ampex Incorporated, a manufacturer of video broadcast equipment. Mr. Sanders holds a BSEE from Cal Polytechnic State University and an MBA from Golden Gate University. Always in electronics, he was an amateur radio operator at 10, an electronic tech in junior high school (Lockheed) and a Design Engineer in high school (McDonnell-Douglas). After graduation from Cal Poly in 1966 he served as a U.S. Naval Officer, was decorated in Vietnam, and joined Ampex Corporation as an Engineer in 1970. He held various engineering and marketing positions of increasing responsibility at Ampex, including Vice President and General Manager of the Audio-Video Systems Division, the Data Systems Division, and the Recording Systems Division. Profile
TWST: Could we start out with an update on Pinnacle? What has gone on

over the last six to nine months?

Mr. Sanders: Pinnacle continues to grow rapidly. I think you know that

we are one the