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Former THQ Inc. Executive Joins TDK Team

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2002 @ 7:05 p.m. PDT

TDK Mediactive Inc. today announced the appointment of Steve Ryno as vice president of product development. Steve, an interactive entertainment and software industry veteran, brings to TDK Mediactive more than fifteen years of experience.
“Steve is a welcome addition to the TDK Mediactive team,” said Vincent Bitetti, chief executive officer of TDK Mediactive. “With his solid background and proven accomplishments in product development, his experience will be integral as TDK Mediactive continues to evolve into a top worldwide video game publisher.”

Ryno previously served for seven years as vice president and chief creative officer at THQ Inc., where he worked with the development team overseeing the company’s video game line up. Additionally, he managed and coordinated product development with THQ’s internal studios, outside developers and licensors. Prior to THQ, Ryno served as executive producer for Atari Corporation where he managed over 100 titles for the company.

About TDK Mediactive, Inc.

Southern California based TDK Mediactive, Inc. is a global publisher of high quality interactive entertainment software for the PlayStation®2, PSone game console, Xbox, and the Nintendo GameCube, Game Boy® Advance and Game Boy® Color systems. The company also publishes titles for personal computers via a co-publishing agreement with Activision Value, a subsidiary of Activision, Inc. The company's games are based on licensed and original content derived from major motion pictures, video franchises, popular literature and popular culture. TDK Mediactive has exclusive technology and content licenses with Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc., Microsoft Corporation, Nintendo of America Inc., DreamWorks SKG, Disney Interactive, Vivendi Universal Studios, Mattel, Inc., Classic Media, R&S trading, BKN International, DC Comics, Hallmark Entertainment Distribution LLC, BDSP Inc., The Jim Henson Company, General Motors Corporation, Infogrames Interactive, Inc., and others.

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