IDEAS Names John Lux Chief Operating Officer

  IDEAS Names John Lux Chief Operating Officer

Business Wire

ORLANDO, Fla. -- July 22, 2013

IDEAS announced it has named John Lux it’s Chief Operating Officer. Lux has
been with IDEAS since its beginning twelve years ago serving most recently as
President. Prior to his time at IDEAS Lux was an Operations Manager at the
Walt Disney Company.

IDEAS Founder Bob Allen notes, “John has literally built this company
operationally and knows every detail of the operation from the ground up. His
focus and attention to detail combined with his keen analytical thinking are
essential to our growth.”

Lux will continue to manage all day-to-day operations of the company. He is a
category expert instudio productionand is responsible for bringing advanced
digital media technology to IDEAS. IDEAS was the first fully functional High
Definition post production facility in Central Florida and John was largely
responsible for creating this environment. He was recently responsible for the
design and build of the post productionaudio mix studioat IDEAS,which was
featured inPost Magazineand is considered one of the best mixing studios on
the east coast.

“John has grown tremendously over the past 5 years masterminding our
relocation to downtown Orlando and the build out of our studio,” IDEAS CEO
Phil Ruggieri commented. “I look forward to growing John’s role as we move
into an exciting next phase for IDEAS growth with our technology partners and
worldwide project portfolio.”

In addition to other responsibilities, Lux has been handling the IDEAS social
media strategy since 2009 including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+,
YouTube, Vimeo, Instagram, and day today management of the company website.
He has spoken on multiple panels about social media for business and was
featured in anarticle about social mediafor the Orlando Business Journal.

John Lux started in operations for the Walt Disney Company and helped IDEAS
transition from Disney to an independent corporation. After graduating from
Purdue University, John worked in the live entertainment industry managing a
staff of 300+ for an outdoor music and entertainment venue in the Chicago area
before moving to Florida to join Disney where he was awarded Disney’s rare and
highly respected Partners In Excellence award.

About IDEAS: Located in downtown Orlando, IDEAS is an Innovation Studio using
the premise that powerful stories create powerful experiences. IDEAS creates
products for healthcare, government, corporate, and entertainment clients
worldwide as well as creating its own intellectual property.


Bob Allen, 407-601-7878
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