The 3DO Company today announced several key additions to the executive staff, hiring David Maynard as Vice-President, Technology; Jeff Cretcher as Vice-President, Production; and Terry Fowler as Director, Software Engineering.
A former Director of Software for Studio 3DO, David Maynard has more than 25 years' experience in developing network software. Maynard was one of the first employees hired by Trip Hawkins when he founded Electronic Arts in 1982. He was also a software developer at Stanford Research Institute during the early development of the Internet (ARPANET). He also worked at Xerox PARC and at Xerox System Development Division on the first network-based office automation software, the Xerox 8010 Star.
Jeff Cretcher brings more than two decades of video production experience to the product development department of 3DO. Cretcher comes to 3DO from Simulis LLC, a leading provider of simulation-based e-learning content, where he served as Vice-President of Operations and was responsible for the creation of all customer training content for such clients as US Air, Schlumberger, and Honda of America. Cretcher is the former president of SOME Interactive, publisher of several award-winning CD-ROM games including Wrath of the Gods and The Crystal Skull. He is also former President and CEO of SFPG, one of Northern California's premiere post production, computer animation and special effects facilities and creators of Anheuser-Busch's Bud Bowl spots.
Terry Fowler joins The 3DO Company after 10 years at Electronic Arts where he served both as an Art and Tool Department Manager, as well as a Director of Tools Development. While at EA, Fowler staffed and managed a group of 30 hardware and software engineers to accelerate the company's software development process.
?These additions make the 3DO team stronger, deeper, and more experienced in several critical areas,? said Trip Hawkins, Chairman and CEO of The 3DO Company.