Havok Appoints David Coghlan as Managing Director
San Francisco, CA (April 27, 2010) – Havok, the Emmy Award winning Irish technology company, has appointed David Coghlan as Managing Director, with effect from June. David Coghlan, who has worked for Havok for the past six years, is an executive member of Havok’s Board of Directors and currently oversees Havok’s commercial operations globally.
Renee James, Senior Vice President, Intel Corporation and Chairman of Havok, says:
“David Coghlan has been a key contributor to the success and growth of Havok for the past six years as a senior manager and as a member of the Board. Intel is committed to maintaining Havok’s status as an independent subsidiary, because it is clear that this structure gives the company the financial and operating independence to continue to innovate and be successful in the games industry. We are excited to see Havok continue to develop and grow through David’s leadership.”David Coghlan added:
“During the past six years, I have had the pleasure of being involved in making Havok a unique success story in the games industry. Havok is committed to building on our position as the leading provider of games middleware technology. We will continue to invest in innovation to deliver cutting edge solutions to the world’s leading games and entertainment companies. I look forward to leading Havok through the next stage in its growth and I am excited by the opportunity to expand the reach of the Havok product line into new gaming genres, new hardware platforms, emerging geographic markets and adjacent industries.”
David Coghlan joined Havok in 2004 and has held a number of senior operational roles in the company, including Senior Vice President of Commercial Operations, Vice President of Development and Chief Financial Officer. He has served alongside the outbound Managing Director, David O’Meara, as one of the two executive Directors of the Board since 2007.
Prior to joining Havok, David Coghlan was Director of Corporate Strategy for Elan Corporation, a NYSE-listed biotechnology company. David qualified as an accountant in the audit and business advisory group of international firm, KPMG and he holds a first class honors degree in Finance from Trinity College, Dublin.
Havok™was founded in Dublin, Ireland in 1998, and is the premier provider of interactive software and services for digital media creators in the games and movie industries. Havok works in partnership with the world’s best-known game developers, including Microsoft®, Nintendo®, and Sony®. Havok’s cross-platform, professionally supported technology is available for the Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system, PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system, PSP®, Wii™, and PC Games for Windows. Havok’s combination of superior technology and dedication to delivering for its customers has led to the company’s technologies being used in nearly 270 of the world’s best-known game titles, including Assassin’s Creed 2, Uncharted 2, Halo 3: ODST and Bioshock 2. A further 130 games are in development. Havok products have also been used to drive special effects in movies such as Clash of the Titans, Watchmen, Quantum of Solace, Harry Potter and The Order of The Phoenix, and The Matrix. Havok has offices in Dublin, San Francisco, Calcutta, Munich, and Tokyo. For more information on Havok, visit www.havok.com.