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Turbine Explains Corporate Changes

Posted Oct 05, 2007 by Keith Cross

Turbine Explains Corporate Changes

As promised, Turbine has sent out a press release going into more detail about the company's recent corporate shake-up that saw Jim Crowley installed as their new CEO and President. Turbine says that the reason for the change was to set up the company for long term growth, although no specifics were given on how the personnel change would better help them meet this goal. Update: Former CEO and President Jeff Anderson's is said to have been involved with theses decisions and is still involved with the company.


WESTWOOD, MA - October 5, 2007 - Turbine, Inc., one of the largest privately-held online game companies in North America, announced today changes in its management team designed to position the company for long-term growth. Jim Crowley has been named president and CEO. The move is one of many that Turbine has recently made to invest in new talent that will drive the next wave of the company's growth including the addition of industry veterans Craig Alexander as Vice President of Product Development and Walt Yarbrough as Executive Producer.

Founded in 1994, Turbine is one of the first companies dedicated to creating massively multiplayer online role playing games (MMORPG). Over its 13 year history the company has grown from a small contract developer offering one of the first 3D online role playing games to an industry powerhouse operating three successful franchises. Crowley had been working with Turbine's management team for a number of months on a long-term strategic plan designed to build on the success of the company's most recent hit The Lord of the Rings Online™ before being named president and CEO. He will lead the efforts to maximize opportunities for Turbine's roster of franchises, as well as seek new revenue streams through a range of strategic initiatives already underway.

Crowley brings a wealth of operational experience to Turbine. As Chief Operating Officer of m-Qube, Crowley helped turn m-Qube into one of North America's largest mobile media companies. Prior to m- Qube, Crowley was Chief Operating Officer of Network Plus, Inc., one of the country's largest publicly traded competitive telecommunications and data providers. Crowley is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School and Connecticut College.

Read the full release here.