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 in studio production and 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. Since that time, IDEAS has been involved in HD post production for cable, broadcast, feature films and thousands of hours of corporate projects including fifteen movies since 2005. He was recently responsible for the design and build of the post production audio mix studio at IDEAS, which was featured in Post Magazine and 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 Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, YouTube, Vimeo, Instagram, and day to day management of the company website. He has spoken on multiple panels about social media for business and was featured in an article about social media for the Orlando Business Journal.
Lux will also be taking on direct oversight of IDEAS sales efforts and become a member of a newly created Executive Committee along with Founder Bob Allen and CEO Phil Ruggieri to establish strategic direction, investor relations and new product development protocols.
John Lux started in operations for the Walt Disney Company and helped IDEAS transition from Disney to an independent corporation and has been instrumental in the transformation and growth of the company. 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 central premise that powerful stories create powerful experiences. IDEAS creates products for healthcare, corporate, government, and entertainment clients worldwide as well as creating its own intellectual property.