Atari hires new CEO, the restructuring band plays on


The new Atari keeps building steam (literally, in some cases) with the appointment of Jim Wilson as CEO. GameDaily reports Wilson has 15 years experience as an entertainment executive and a few of those were spent managing known franchises. As president of Universal Interactive he handled Crash Bandicoot, Spyro the Dragon and helped launch The Chronicles of Riddick, one of the very few good licensed movie games.

Atari continues putting on a good show and adding (apparently) competent executives even as it's threatened to be delisted by Nasdaq. Now we just wait to see when Directeur Général Délégué Phil Harrison and his Infogrames army end up owning Atari outright to move their master plan forward ... whatever that might be.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.