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Hothead Games names new CEO

Former president and CEO of Radical Entertainment, Ian Wilkinson, takes over the role effective immediately

Hothead Games has announced the appointment of Ian Wilkinson as the company's new president and CEO.

As part of the reshuffling, former Hothead president and CEO Vlad Ceraldi will become the company's director of game development, while Joel DeYoung will move from COO to director of game technology.

"My passion is making great games and my new role will allow me to focus on just that," commented Ceraldi.

"I worked for Ian at Radical and felt that his business leadership would be a huge boon for Hothead. I was very excited when he accepted our invitation to join the team."

As the former president and CEO Radical Entertainment, Wilkinson oversaw the company's growth from a start-up company to its acquisition by Vivendi Games.

"I have worked with both Joel and Vlad before. We made some fantastic games that were multi-million sellers such as The Simpsons Hit & Run and The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction," said Wilkinson.

"I have already rolled up my sleeves and I am very excited to be back in the industry. I know that together, along with the outstanding team assembled at Hothead with Ron Gilbert and others, we will become one of the great game creators in the world."