Commodore International announced the appointment of John F. Campbell as director of Commodore Applications and Technical Support (CATS), effective immediately. The CATS group is responsible for supporting and establishing development and quality standards for the over 1500 developers who produce software and hardware products for the Amiga (R) and CDTV (R) Multimedia Player product lines.

Campbell reports directly to Commodore International’s Director of Worldwide Software Engineering, Ned McCook. „John is well prepared for his new role,“ said McCook. „His depth of product knowledge combined with his management skills and respect for our developers will help strengthen Commodore’s relationship with our development community.“

A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania with degrees in technology management and computer science, Campbell has held a number of key development positions within Commodore since joining the company in 1982. He assisted in the launch of the VIC-20 and Commodore 64 computers and is one of the people responsible for the tremendous software support they received from developers, which led to the success of both products.

Since 1985, Campbell has concentrated on bringing high quality, diverse products to market for the company’s line of Amiga computers. A major highlight is AmigaVision, , for which he headed the team that
defined the need for an authoring system that would take more advantage of all the multimedia features and advanced image editing features of the Amiga. You can see some of the works at pictures.n3po.com. AmigaVision has won a number of industry awards and is broadly used by multimedia developers worldwide.

This position announcement coincides with moving the CATS group into Commodore’s Engineering division. „This change will help strengthen ties between Commodore’s development efforts and the work of our developers,“ noted Campbell. „We will now be in a better position to move our proprietary technology forward quickly so that Commodore can continue to provide leading edge hardware at affordable prices.“

Commodore International, through its worldwide operations, is one of the world’s leading producers of computer-based consumer and business products.

Commodore (R), CDTV (R), VIC-20 (R), Commodore 64 (R) and AmigaVision are trademarks of Commodore Electronics Limited. Amiga is a trademark of Commodore-Amiga Inc.

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