Located in the San Francisco Bay Area in Pleasanton, California, MovieWorks Software, Inc. was founded in January, 2014 after acquiring all the Intellectual Property (IP) of MovieWorks and MediaWorks which were formerly developed and published by Interactive Solutions, Inc. (ISI) for over 20 years. MediaWorks has been renamed to MovieWorks Plus.
MovieWorks and MovieWorks Plus have been adopted by numerous school districts due to their unprecedented value, and are also used by professionals and home users worldwide due to their ease-of-use, power and high-quality results!
Bill LaCommare - Chairman
Bill has been involved with managing the design, development and marketing of multimedia software applications for the last 30 years. From 1987 to 2011, Bill led Interactive Solutions, Inc. (ISI) with the goal of bringing multimedia editing to the masses. With the increased bandwidth of the internet, allowing for easier distribution of multimedia content, and the explosion of the mobile market, Bill recognized the significant opportunity for intermediate-level multimedia editing software and founded MovieWorks Software, Inc. in January 2014 along with his former partners at ISI.
In 1984 for his Engineering thesis project at Santa Clara University, Bill designed and developed a card that plugged into an Apple II computer that allowed frame accurate control of an industrial VCR player. He then designed accompanying software that allowed menus to be created on the Apple II to access specific segments of video. While working for a high tech company after graduating, he recognized the potential of using this system for training employees and started his first company in 1986 called Computer Enhanced Interactive Training (CEIT Systems). CEIT developed and marketed a Computer-based Training (CBT) authoring application called Authology that was used extensively by Fortune 500 companies including AT&T, Amdahl, Intel, FMC, HP and many others. CEIT was sold to American Training International in 1992 which was later bought by Infotech.
Ron Lingl - Vice President of R & D
Ron has been involved with the development of both the Macintosh and Windows versions of MovieWorks and MovieWorks Plus since 1995. Prior to MovieWorks, Ron was employed at Triad Systems Corporation where he worked initially as a Field Engineer, supporting all the company's systems east of the Mississippi river, and then as a Diagnostic Software Engineer. Triad made inventory control systems for auto parts and hardware stores around the world. He has been involved with both computer hardware and software for over forty years.
Steve LaCommare - Vice President of Sales & Operations
For over 40 years, Steve has been a senior-level executive in both hardware and software environments with start-up and public high-technology companies. He served on ISI's Board of Directors from 1987 - 2013 where his contributions included raising operating funds from investors, obtaining OEM-bundling deals and software sales. In 1997, Steve co-founded Imagin Systems Corporation and was their VP of Sales through 2013 selling intra-oral cameras for the dental marketplace. From 1973 - 1993, Steve was VP of Operations for Triad Systems Corporation. From 1964 - 1973, Steve was an Electrical Engineer and Manufacturing Manager for Data Disc, Inc., a manufacturer of the first Winchester Technology disc drives and video display systems.
David Hentschel - Marketing
David is a Grammy award winning record producer who has achieved millions of worldwide single and album sales, and has collaborated with many of the greatest artists of all time. Looking to promote his music production business, David chose MovieWorks Plus to create his interactive CD in 2007 after extensive market research. Read the "Success Story" about his production.
After completing his project, David served as a marketing consultant at ISI and MovieWorks Software, Inc. and led the development efforts of our collateral material, product packaging, website and Product Tour. Visit David's website!