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Key Personnel

Here’s a look at the management team at AbelCine, as well as other key personnel.

For a complete staff contact list, please see our company directory.


Pete Abel President / CEO and Co-Founder

As President, CEO and Co-Founder of AbelCine, Pete Abel has guided the company’s strategic and business development since AbelCine’s inception in 1989. He has brought the company from a small, family-run camera service operation to today’s multi-channel organization.

Pete also serves as the company’s Marketing Director and continues to work closely with all departments, nurturing key strategic relationships and identifying growth opportunities.
In 2013 Pete was named an associate member of the ASC, in recognition of AbelCine’s many contributions to the development and representation of significant motion picture technologies.

Pete has been in the film industry since 1979, when he worked as camera and optical technician.


Rich AbelVice President / COO and Co-Founder

As Vice President, COO and Co-Founder, Rich Abel has been directing the company’s operations and guiding the development of AbelCine’s service, product development and research related departments since 1989. Rich is the driving force behind the company’s IT and systems strategies, facility development, inventory and fulfillment development, and administrative operations.

Rich also served as the company’s Rental Director until 2002 and the Service Manager until 2007, and continues to work closely with these management teams on development and growth.

Rich became an associate member of the ASC in 2013, in recognition of AbelCine’s many contributions to the development and representation of significant motion picture technologies.

Rich’s industry experience began on the bench, as a camera technician, in 1983.


Henry JiangChief Financial Officer

Henry Jiang, Chief Financial Officer, has over 15 years of experience in corporate accounting and finance management, and manages the financial strategies of the organization.

Prior to joining AbelCine in 2004, Henry gained a broad range of experience in the corporate finance field working for multinational corporations, particularly in budgeting, asset management, internal auditing and financial reporting. He has a background in engineering and experience managing performance management teams and engineering projects.
Henry received his MBA in Finance and International Business Management from Stern School of Business, New York University. He is a Certified Public Accountant, registered in the State of New York.


Andy Shipsides Chief Technology Officer

As Chief Technology Officer, Andy Shipsides guides AbelCine’s development in the areas of technology, technological innovation and digital communication platforms.

Andy also serves as Director of Education, overseeing the development of AbelCine’s Training Department, which he helped establish in 2011. He continues to teach specialized camera workshops.

Andy joined AbelCine in 2007 as a service tech. In 2009, he co-founded AbelCine’s blog, CineTechnica, of which he is the lead technical editor. He has also been writing a popular Help Desk column for HDVideoPro magazine since 2011.

Born and raised in Orlando, Florida, Andy received his Bachelors of Science in Digital Arts & Sciences from the University of Florida and his MFA in Film & Television from the Savannah College of Art and Design.

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