The Cine Gear Expo 2015 Lifetime Technical Achievement Award was bestowed to ARRI on June 5 in a ceremony at Paramount Studios Hollywood. The distinction recognizes ARRI’s dedication to advancing motion picture technology along with the art and craft of filmmaking over its 98-year history. Former American Society of Cinematographers president Daryn Okada presented
the award to ARRI Inc. President and CEO Glenn Kennel. "It is pretty undeniable what their impact will be in the future. They keep innovating," said the DP whose credits include CASTLE and LET’S BE COPS.
Kennel accepted the honor, saying: "Thank you to Cine Gear for this recognition. But most importantly, thank you to our customers who have supported us for 100 years. And thank you for always pushing us to raise the bar, to make the very best tools...We pledge to continue the tradition." He then welcomed his predecessor Volker Bahnemann and Walter Trauninger, Managing Director of Business Unit Camera to join him on stage. They each thanked the organizers for recognizing ARRI’s legacy and noted the exciting future ahead.
Says Karl Kresser, President of Cine Gear Expo: “ARRI has been and continues to be a technological leader from the first 16mm and 35mm film cameras to today’s latest digital offerings to lighting equipment and on to post production. The products have been successfully introduced and accepted in virtually every market around the globe. ARRI continues to invest and search for new trends and attract talented team members to stay in the forefront of this industry. We decided to honor this fantastic achievement."