Bachus bails on Infinium Labs
Phantom maker's stongest link to real world of gaming departs CEO slot; Greg Koler appointed as interim CEO.
The long, troubled, and still incomplete journey of Infinium Labs' quest to put a game-grabbing, set-top box in living rooms everywhere suffered a blow today as long-time booster--and company CEO--Kevin Bachus resigned his post.
The company stated today that Bachus left the organization last week to "pursue other opportunities."
Replacing Bachus is Greg Koler, a 15-year veteran of the technology beat, with some specific skills in the area of gaming, including stints at Softbank Broadband Media/Europe and Japan, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, set-top box manufacturer FTA Communication Technologies, and Vox Mobile Communications based in Luxembourg.
Since June 2004, Koler has been a full-time consultant for Infinium, handling communications, channel, and investment strategies in Europe.
"I'd like to thank Kevin for his past support and wish him well with his future endeavors," Koler said in a statement. "A lot of that support has helped put our operational planning on track and has helped create awareness for the company in the industry."
Bachus follows former colleague Kathy Schoback, Infinium's former VP of content, out the door--Schoback resigned in April to take an executive position at PhysX chipmaker AGEIA. Just prior to Schoback's departure, Infinium lost its executive VP of business development, Richard Skoda.
Infinium remains focused on bringing the Phantom broadband on-demand game service to market, although it has yet to announce an official launch date.
A call to Bachus for comment was not returned by press time.
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