Jerry Esposito, a certified purchasing manager, in 2005 joined Camarillo, Calif.-based Technicolor Home Entertainment Services Inc. (www.technicolor.com) as its director of sourcing. He since has been promoted to sourcing general manager for the entire Technicolor Business Group, which also consists of Technicolor Creative Services and Technicolor Media Networks. Technicolor is a unit of France's Thomson Group (www.thomson.net), which operates in 30 countries, with more than 20,000 employees and with core business revenues exceeding 5.6 billion ($7.33 billion).
Along with being one of the world's largest film processors, the Technicolor brand has evolved to become the world's largest manufacturer and distributor of DVDs and compact disks, and is a leading provider of production, post-production, and visual effects services (as used in the recent Harry Potter and James Bond movies) to film studios and cable and television networks. The company is also a principal developer and supplier of services for comprehensive digital cinema distribution, channel origination and broadcast playout, out-of-home advertising and electronic content delivery services.
With offices now in Camarillo, Burbank and North Hollywood, Calif., Esposito supports Technicolor Business Group operations in the United States, Mexico, Canada, Europe and Asia and coordinates with counterparts in Europe and Australia. His team is responsible for the strategic sourcing of all goods and services supporting the group, including movie film, plastic resins and packaging. From 1985 to 2003 Esposito held executive sourcing and supply chain assignments with the $20 billion food and confection giant Mars Inc. in Pennsylvania and California.
He earned his bachelor's degree in pre-law at State University of New York in Geneseo, N.Y., and an MBA in finance from Syracuse University's Whitman Graduate School of Management. He now lives in Malibu, Calif.