Jim Urie Upped To Pres./CEO At UMGD
January 24, 2008 at 9:12 AM (PT)
UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP DISTRIBUTION (UMGD) has promoted JIM URIE to CEO. URIE previously was President of UMGD; he will now carry the titles of both President/CEO.
"Since joining us in 1996, JIM has done a tremendous job in building UMGD into the world's premier entertainment distribution company," stated UMG Chair./CEO DOUG MORRIS. "As he continues to expand and diversify UMGD, we look forward to JIM taking the company to even greater heights."
"JIM’s track record of success speaks for itself, added UMG Pres./CEO ZACH HOROWITZ. "The creativity, focus and vision that he brings to UMGD on a daily basis is invaluable. The entire Universal Music family joins me in congratulating him on this milestone achievement."
"I've been blessed with a top-notch executive team, one that is determined to take on the challenges of the industry head-on, and has done so to great success so far," URIE said. "I am thankful to DOUG and ZACH for the opportunity to continue building UMGD and fortifying its place as the industry leader."