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Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group promoted John Quinn to executive vice president, worldwide operations, of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment (WBIE) gaming division.Quinn will direct global sales and distribution for WBIE and help manage the worldwide expansion of the company’s game publishing slate, including internal and third party titles. In 2008, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment plans to publish “Speed Racer,” “LEGO Batman,” “Project Origin” and other titles.
Quinn will also oversee global sales and distribution for Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, leveraging the existing supply chain infrastructure he previously managed at Warner Home Video with the game publishing and development capabilities of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.
Quinn joined Warner Communications in 1977 as director of sales for WEA, the sales and distribution division of Warner Music Group. In 1983 he moved to Warner Home Video as director of sales and in 1988 was promoted to vice president of sales for the U.S. and then promoted to Senior Vice President of Sales in 1996. During Quinn’s tenure as head of sales, Warner Home Video saw U.S. revenues grow from $136 million to more than $2 billion, according to the company. In 2001, Quinn moved to the then newly created position of executive vice president of worldwide supply chain. In 2004 he added responsibility for service management mega process owner and in 2007 began taking on Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment responsibilities.