Game Over for Atari CEO

Atari president and CEO James Caparro has resigned, exiting the video game giant to become the president and CEO of Entertainment Distribution Corp., a division of Glenayre. Caparro’s resignation is effective immediately, leaving current chairman and chief creative officer Bruno Bonnell to act as interim CEO while the board conducts a search for a permanent replacement.

Bonnell comments, “Atari has assembled a senior management team that is moving forward to execute its strategic objectives. The team–from product development to marketing and sales to finance–possesses enormous energy and experience to lead us as we evolve into a more dominant force in the entertainment industry.”

New York-based Atari’s best-selling game titles of recent years include DRIV3R, Enter the Matrix, Neverwinter Nights, Stuntman, Test Drive, Unreal Tournament 2004 and Unreal Championship. The company also publishes Nickelodeon-branded games including Blue’s Clues and Dora the Explorer, as well as the Dragon Ball Z franchise. Atari is a majority-owned subsidiary of France-based Infogrames Ent. SA.