Jeff Young Joins LizardTech Team

Business Development Manager Brings Three Decades of Industry Knowledge to Company

Seattle, Wash. — February 26, 2009 — LizardTech, a division of Celartem Inc. and a provider of software solutions for managing and distributing digital content, today announced the addition of Jeff Young as its business development manager for geospatial solutions. Young will support the company’s commitment to the growth of its Express Suite line of geospatial products. 

Young will be responsible for expanding LizardTech’s third-party relationships in targeted market segments including U.S. defense and civilian agencies, state and local governments and commercial markets. Based out of Colorado, he brings over 30 years of experience to the LizardTech team. Prior to joining LizardTech, Young held positions in business development, consulting and sales with several geospatial companies such as Leica Geosystems, Space Imaging and Bentley Systems.

“I am quite fortunate to join the LizardTech team and support the senior leadership of the company at such a critical time for the always dynamic geospatial industry,” said Jeff Young, business development manager, LizardTech. “LizardTech, as a uniquely positioned and respected software provider to the geospatial community, continues to bring global customers, partners and industry allies solid, stable and time-tested technology. I am particularly excited about being a contributor to LizardTech’s sustained growth, product expansions and innovative geospatial workflow solutions.”

“Jeff has a broad base of experience and an in-depth understanding of the geospatial market,”said Jon Skiffington, senior product manager, LizardTech. “His past track record of proven success and leadership will allow LizardTech to rapidly expand our third-party relationships across multiple markets.”

In addition to his professional experience in the GIS industry, Young currently is a national director representing the American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Rocky Mountain Region on the ASPRS Board of Directors.

About LizardTech
Since 1992, LizardTech has delivered state-of-the-art software products for managing and distributing massive, high-resolution digital content such as geospatial image data. LizardTech pioneered MrSID® (Multiresolution Seamless Image Database), a powerful wavelet-based image encoder, viewer, and file format, and sits on the Technical Committee of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) for the purpose of extending the capabilities of JPEG 2000 to geospatial applications, driving cross-platform interoperability and rapid Internet distribution for geospatial imagery. LizardTech has offices in Seattle, London and Tokyo and is a division of Celartem Technology Inc. (Hercules: 4330). For more information about LizardTech, visit or call 206-652-5211 or toll free 1-866-725-5211.

About Celartem
Celartem Technology Inc., develops and sells innovative technologies for storage, access and distribution of rich media content. Celartem has developed technology in the areas of digital image compression, scalable image viewing and secure content distribution and management. Celartem is listed on the Osaka Securities Exchange, Hercules:4330. Established in 1996, Celartem is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan and has a wholly owned subsidiary, Celartem Inc. with headquarters in Seattle.