Thomas Phinney joins Extensis as Senior Product Manager of font management products -

Thomas Phinney joins Extensis as Senior Product Manager of font management products

PORTLAND, Ore., April 6, 2009 –Extensis, a division of Celartem Inc., today announced the appointment of Thomas Phinney to the position of Senior Product Manager for Font Solutions, which includes the industry-leading Universal Type Server™ and Suitcase Fusion™ font managementproducts. Phinney brings more than 10 years of typography and font handling expertise from Adobe® Systems. 

Thomas Phinney worked with fonts at Adobe from 1997 to 2008, ultimately as Product Manager for Fonts & Global Typography, responsible for coordinating typography and font-handling issues across Adobe applications. Phinney has long been involved in the technical, design, historical, forensic and business aspects of fonts, and is an expert on font-related workflows in graphic and web design, and printing. Prior to joining Adobe, he developed the font classification system for Font Reserve, which is still used in Suitcase Fusion 2. Phinney is widely recognized as a leader in the typography space, speaking frequently at events on the topics of typographic design and font handling. He is a board member for ATypI, the International Typographic Association.

Phinney joins the Extensis Product Management team and will be instrumental in shaping the future of Extensis font management products. “We are thrilled to have Thomas join our team,” said Martin Stein, Vice President of Products and Services for Extensis. “Thomas comes to Extensis with a unique tapestry of experience coupled with a world-class reputation in the typography space. His expertise will be invaluable to furthering Extensis’ technology lead in the corporate and desktop font management markets.”

About Extensis

Extensis is a software developer that allows creative workgroups and professionals to streamline their workflow and securely manage their digital assets and fonts. Extensis’ award-winning client/server and desktop products are used by hundreds of Fortune 5000 companies and include Universal Type Server for server-based font management, Suitcase for single-user font management and the Portfolio suite for digital asset management. Extensis was founded in 1993 and is based in Portland, Oregon, and the United Kingdom. Extensis is a division of Celartem Inc., which is wholly owned by Celartem Technology Inc., (Hercules: 4330). For additional information, visit or call 1-800-796-9798.

About Celartem
Celartem Technology Inc. develops and sells innovative technologies for storage, access and distribution of rich media content. Celartem has developed technology in the areas of digital image compression, scalable image viewing and secure content distribution and management. Celartem is listed on the Osaka Securities Exchange, Hercules:4330. Established in 1996, Celartem is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan and has a wholly owned subsidiary, Celartem Inc. with headquarters in Seattle.


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