TORONTO, CANADA – March 5, 2018 – ARHT Media Inc. (“ARHT” or “the Company”) (TSXV:ART), a global leader in the development, production and distribution of high quality hologram content through its patented Augmented Reality Holographic Telepresence technology, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. William Connell Steers as independent non-executive Chairman of the Company effective immediately. Mr. Steers will replace Mr. Rene Bharti who will remain a director of the Company.
Mr. Steers brings to the Company over 40 years of international business development and management experience. While resident in Rio de Janeiro, he was a Director and senior manager of Docas Investimentos, a Brazilian controlled investment group involved in real estate, ship building, telecoms and more recently, oil and gas. He is a partner at IMC Consultoria Representacao Com. Int. Ltda. that among other activities, successfully introduced IMAX to Brazil. Mr. Steers is an Independent Director of Brazilian oil and gas producer Petro Rio and Toronto based Lara Exploration Ltd. Formerly, Managing Partner at Weatherhaven Brasil (private manufacturer of temporary shelters). Mr. Steers holds an Honors BA from the Richard Ivey School of Business at Western University.
As a result of these changes, effective immediately, Mr. Paul Duffy and Mr. Jeff Craib have resigned from the board of directors. Mr. Duffy will remain a consultant to the Company and committed to the future growth and success of the business.
Going forward, ARHT’s board of directors will comprise of:
- William Connell Steers – Chairman
- Larry O’Reilly – Director and CEO
- Rene Bharti – Director and Co-Founder
- Simon Leung – Director
- Ben Mulroney – Director
About ARHT Media
ARHT’s patented Augmented Reality Holographic Telepresence technology is the world’s first complete end-to-end solution for the creation, transmission, and delivery of lifelike digital human holograms. The Company’s technology is protected by U.S. Patent No. 9,581,962.
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