San Diego - Longtime CE industry veteran Michael Fidler has resigned from his role as Sony's digital cinema services and solutions division senior VP to pursue other interests, a Sony spokesperson confirmed.
Fidler returned to Sony to take the digital cinema services role in March 2008 after serving as CEO of cable TV technologies resource Digeo, when that company was preparing to be sold.
In his last role at Sony, Fidler, who had previously worked with various departments in Sony Electronics consumer products operations, provided movie-theater exhibitors with turnkey solutions offering a wide range of services including equipment installation, maintenance and financing programs. He had also provided necessary expertise to create alternative sources for entertainment content.
Following Fidler's departure, Sony has elected to merge his division into Sony's digital cinema systems division, under Gary Johns, the spokesman said.
No information was available on Fidler's future plans.