Kurt Clawson Retires as Senior VP of Solutions at CHESA – A Decade of Pioneering and Excellence

Kurt Clawson Retires as Senior VP of Solutions at CHESA – A Decade of Pioneering and Excellence 

CHESA announces the retirement of Kurt Clawson, our esteemed Senior Vice President of Solutions, effective January 1, 2024. Kurt’s retirement marks the end of an extraordinary career of innovation, leadership, and exemplary service in the field of media technology and solutions. 

Kurt Clawson, a titan in the field of media technology, joined CHESA a decade ago, bringing with him a wealth of experience and an enviable track record of achievements. He is widely recognized for his visionary approach and ethical leadership, having received multiple accolades, including two Technical Emmy Awards for Outstanding Engineering Achievement in 2001 and 2003. These awards, bestowed by The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, honored his pioneering work in shared video-data storage systems and multi-quality video encoding solutions. 

As a Technology Fellow awarded by Technicolor in 2009, Kurt’s reputation as a global industry leader and innovator was firmly established. His contributions to CHESA have been invaluable, particularly in areas such as technology management, new technology invention, and process re-engineering. He has been instrumental in designing and implementing innovative solutions for large-scale media asset management, production workflow management, and electronic content distribution. 

Kurt’s leadership style is one that inspires. He has been a mentor to many and is known for his team-building skills and a results-oriented focus that has significantly contributed to the growth and success of CHESA. His legacy includes a profound impact on the media and entertainment technology landscape, marked by groundbreaking solutions in solutions architecture, distributed systems design, metadata utilization, workflow analysis, and automation. 

As he steps into retirement, Kurt leaves behind a legacy of excellence, innovation, and dedicated service. His departure is not just the closing of a remarkable career chapter but also a celebration of the lasting impact he has made on CHESA and the industry at large. 

CHESA extends its deepest gratitude to Kurt for his ten years of dedicated service, leadership, and innovation. We wish him all the best in his well-deserved retirement and his future endeavors. Kurt’s presence will be greatly missed, but his contributions will continue to inspire and guide us in the years to come. 

About CHESA: 

CHESA offers an engaged and embedded approach to analyzing, engineering, implementing, and maintaining highly advanced media technology systems, specializing in M&E workflow solutions. CHESA also offers industry education on The Workflow Show podcast. From production and creation, storage, management, distribution, and preservation. CHESA’s superior skill set, and knowledge base are built on decades of collaboration with leading organizations, creatives, and IT teams. Learn more at