Salzburg, Austria/New York City (April 14, 2004)–Sony Disc Manufacturing (SDM) and Sony DADC Austria recently announced the unification of Sony’s worldwide manufacturing facilities outside Japan under the name Sony DADC. Dieter Daum who will serve as its president, will run this global software services company. The U.S. management team will consist of executive vice presidents Bob Hurley, Mike Mitchell and Stan Nimiroski; they will also serve as the Sony DADC Americas board of directors. Sony DADC has headquartered offices in Salzburg, Austria and New York.
Sony DADC is the world’s largest producer of optical disc media with twelve facilities throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Austria, India, Australia, Hong Kong and China. Sony also operates two replication facilities in Japan, which report to Sony Music Entertainment Japan (SMEJ).
As a full solution platform for the education, entertainment and information industries, Sony DADC provides world-class optical media replication services and supply chain solutions, as well as software services with quality leadership. Among these services are content security products (SecuROM, Key2AudioXS and ARccOS), graphic arts services, physical and electronic content distribution, digital asset management, Postscribed ID, n-CD and eBridge technologies, Super Audio CD, digital authoring and DVD testing services.
With 15 years of experience in European and international optical disc business, Daum, former chairman of Sony DADC Austria and the International Operations Group, now has worldwide responsibility for the newly formed entity.
“We are excited and optimistic about our future, given the collective strength of our facilities, together with current and future Sony technologies,” Daum said. “Sony DADC has a world-class customer roster with whom we hope to grow by continuing to offer new solution-oriented products.”