Dreamworks Animation has a new chief technical officer. Bill Ballew is replacing Jeff Wike, who is retiring. The appointment is effective immediately.
In his new role, Ballew is responsible for the strategic vision and running of Dreamworks’ cg animation production platform. He will oversee software development, technical operations, and the provision of technology resources for the film and tv teams. He reports to Randy Lake, chief operating officer.
Ballew started out in the aerospace industry before joining Dreamworks in 1996, shortly after its founding. He has held a range of roles at the studio, most recently vp of research and development.