Toon Boom Animation announced today the appointment of Michel Besner as President, effective immediately. Besner, who previously worked at Meltwater, brings over 20 years of entrepreneurial and executive experience to Toon Boom – the leading provider of 2D animation and storyboarding software.
“Michel’s track record of success within all mediums of animation – traditional, web, gaming, mobile – and his proven leadership abilities will strengthen our market and leadership as we continue to deliver the best tools for every type of artist,” said Francisco Del Cueto, CTO at Toon Boom.
For over two decades, Besner has brought innovative software solutions to market. As the co-founder and CEO of Kaydara, Besner turned the company’s character animation and motion capture tools, MotionBuilder and FBX, into staples of the entertainment industry. His work in the animation industry continued with leadership roles at Alias Systems as their Vice President of Business Development, Emerging Markets and then as Senior Director of Product Management at Autodesk’s Media & Entertainment division.
“Industry-leading products, a world-class customer base and an amazing group of employees have put Toon Boom Animation in a unique position,” said Besner. “I look forward to taking the company to the next level.”