Inventor of BBM joins Christie

Gary Klassen - Director of Solutions Software, Christie

Christie has announced that Gary Klassen has joined Christie as the director of solutions software, formely the director of architecture and innovation at BlackBerry, Kalssen is credited with creating the hugely popular BBM instant messager software.

Klassen will focus on growing a development team to expand Christie’s software capabilities, which will enable the creation of impactful shared experiences, including large-scale projection mapping projects. He will be based in Kitchener, Ontario.
He has led several system level development efforts spanning multiple software and hardware functional areas as well as exploring and inventing new applications and bringing them to market.  He is named as an inventor on over 100 granted US patents.  
Klassen said: "I’m excited to be a part of growing Christie’s software capabilities on all levels, and look forward to developing creative and innovative solutions for our customers that are easy to deploy."
“Gary’s unparalleled experience in software application development makes him a key addition to Christie as we continue to grow,” says Gerry Remers, president and COO, Christie Canada.