Atari Parent Names Phil Harrison as New President

By Aaron Linde, Mar 03, 2008 8:02pm PST Atari parent company Infogrames Entertainment today announced the appointment of former Sony executive Phil Harrison as the company's new president.

Harrison, who resigned from his post as the president of Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios late last week, will also join Infogrames' board of directors in his new position. As president, he will oversee the studios and content development for the group.

"This is the perfect time to join Infogrames and help shape the future of Atari—one of the industry's legendary brands," Harrison said today. "As the game business moves rapidly online I believe we have an outstanding opportunity to create amazing network game and community experiences for players the world over."

The addition of Harrison to Infogrames' corporate roster comes amid troubled times for the publishing house, which is restructuring in effort to cope with mounting losses, a hefty settlement payout to FUNimation over royalties owed for properties associated with Dragon Ball Z, and a 20% cut of its workforce.

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