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New CEO helps GigaPan picture bright future

New CEO helps GigaPan picture bright future
Josh Friedman

The team at local startup GigaPan has painted a pretty nice picture over the last few years.

According to a press release, the company creating “interactive gigapixel imaging technology” is experiencing record growth and has partnered with companies like CNN and National Geographic. It has even gotten a feature here on KATU (obviously the most important media). 

But zoom in to the man at the helm and you’ll find someone new: Josh Friedman is taking over as CEO.

Friedman replaces the company’s founder, Henry Hillman Jr., who served as the interim CEO and founded the company in 2008.

He points to Friedman’s hire as a way to take GigaPan to the next level.

“Josh’s knowledge and background make him an excellent match for GigaPan,” Hillman Jr. said in the press release.  “His extensive experience leading fast-growing companies will be invaluable as GigaPan continues to expand its presence into new markets.”

Friedman most recently was COO and a board member of Rumblefish, a music licensing company.  He began his career in a newly formed server group at Intel and got his college education as a Beaver.

As the company moves forward, I recommend taking a look back at that KATU news feature. It gives a pretty neat visual of the detailed panoramic photographs the company helps create.