CAST Appoints Jim Hutchison as wysiwyg and Vivien Product Manager


CAST Software of Toronto, Canada announces the promotion of Jim Hutchison, creator and editor of the internationally renowned, stepping up to assume the role of Product Manager for CAST Software’s wysiwyg as well as for Vivien Virtual Event Designer, the CAST software suite for the special events industry.


Jim has been contributing marketing and technical copy for CAST Software as their Social Media Manager since early 2009, in addition to writing various articles for the company’s newsletter, The Plan. Given his technical experience with the company’s products, CAST has chosen Jim to lead the way forward for wysiwyg and Vivien Virtual Event Designer.


“I’m beyond thrilled to be leading the amazing development team at CAST,” Jim said this afternoon, “I’ve been a wysiwyg User since Release 4, and I don’t think that there is a design I haven’t created in wysiwyg since the early part of this century! I love the products, I love the teams, and I love talking to our Users about how wysiwyg works for them. I’m excited to bring my industry enthusiasm and knowledge to the Product Manager role.”


Before joining CAST Software, Jim was a full time writer, lighting designer, and professor, teaching lighting design and production lighting technology. Jim started in 2008, writing about all genres and applications of lighting. Jim is a practicing lighting designer and member of United Scenic Artists Local 829 and a contributing member of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America.


Gil Densham, CEO of CAST, says, “We are very excited to have Jim’s enthusiasm and industry expertise in the Product Manager’s role and knowing the vigor Jim invests, it will no longer be quiet around CAST as we look forward to the future, with a grander vision for wysiwyg and Vivien Virtual Event Designer.”


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