Capcom COO Mark Beaumont Passed Away This Morning

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Capcom COO Mark Beaumont Passed Away This Morning

Post by Apoptosis » Tue Feb 23, 2010 6:00 pm

Just got some tragic news from Capcom:
Our COO and dear friend, Mark Beaumont, passed away this morning. This sudden loss has left us with deep sadness. Our hearts go out to his family and loved ones. We will remember him for his humor, passion and commitment to Capcom and our industry. He was a great leader and visionary and his spirit will carry on in everything that we do. Please join us in memory of Mark.

Thank you for your attention and ongoing support of Capcom.
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A Bio on Mark Beaumont:
Mark Beaumont has been a leader in the gaming industry for over 20 years, holding positions with many prestigious and successful gaming companies - Atari, Activision, Data East, Mindscape/The Software Toolworks, Time Warner Interactive and Sony's Psygnosis.

Prior to joining Midway in 1999, Mr. Beaumont held several entertainment software industry management positions including Executive Vice President, General Manager for Sony Corporation of America (Psygnosis division) and Senior Vice President, Product Development and Marketing, Time Warner Interactive. Mr. Beaumont has also served as Product and Merchandising Manager at Activision, Inc. and Atari, Inc. Mr. Beaumont's business development responsibilities at Midway have included product, genre and SKU planning, market research and modeling, business affairs including licensing, product acquisitions and Internet activities.

On January 30, 2002, during his tenure as Midway's Senior Vice President - Business Development Midway Games West, he was also given the position of Senior Vice President - Publishing, reporting directly to Midway Games Chairman and CEO, Neil D. Nicastro.

In November 2005, Marc Beaumont joined Capcom U.S.A. as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. In January 2007, he was promoted to Executive Vice President, Officer and Head of Consumer Software Publishing in North America, South America and Europe.

On 2nd May 2008 it was announced he had been promoted Chief Operating Officer of both Capcom Entertainment, Inc., in North America and Capcom Entertainment Europe, as well as maintaining his position on the Capcom Board of Directors.
Games Credited

Bionic Commando (2009), Capcom Entertainment, Inc.
FLOCK! (2009), Capcom Entertainment, Inc.
Resident Evil 5 (2009), Capcom Co., Ltd.
Street Fighter IV (2009), Capcom Co., Ltd.
MotoGP 08 (2008), CE Europe Ltd.
Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix (2008), Capcom Entertainment, Inc.
Wolf of the Battlefield: Commando 3 (2008), Capcom Entertainment, Inc.
Capcom Puzzle World (2007), Capcom Entertainment, Inc.
Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo HD Remix (2007), Capcom Entertainment, Inc.
Dead Rising (2006), Capcom Entertainment, Inc.
Lost Planet: Extreme Condition (2006), Capcom Co., Ltd.
Mortal Kombat: Unchained (2006), Midway Home Entertainment, Inc.
Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 (2006), Midway Home Entertainment, Inc.
Area-51 (2005), Midway Home Entertainment, Inc.
Gauntlet: Seven Sorrows (2005), Midway Home Entertainment, Inc.
Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks (2005), Midway Games, Inc.
NARC (2005), Midway Home Entertainment, Inc.
Midway Arcade Treasures 2 (2004), Midway Home Entertainment, Inc.
Mortal Kombat: Deception (2004), Midway Home Entertainment, Inc.
NBA Ballers (2004), Midway Games, Inc.
Psi-Ops: The Mindgate Conspiracy (2004), Midway Home Entertainment, Inc.
The Suffering (2004), Midway Home Entertainment, Inc.
Freaky Flyers (2003), Midway
Justice League: Chronicles (2003), Midway Home Entertainment, Inc.
MLB SlugFest 20-04 (2003), Midway Home Entertainment, Inc.
Mortal Kombat: Tournament Edition (2003), Midway
NHL Hitz Pro (2003), Midway
RoadKill (2003), Midway
Shadow Hearts: Covenant (2003), Aruze Corp.
SpyHunter 2 (2003), Midway Home Entertainment, Inc.
Super Duper Sumos (2003), Midway Home Entertainment, Inc.
Defender (2002), Midway Home Entertainment, Inc.
Dr. Muto (2002), Midway Games, Inc.
Legion: The Legend of Excalibur (2002), Midway Games, Inc.
Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance (2002), Midway Home Entertainment, Inc.
NHL Hitz 20-03 (2002), Midway Home Entertainment, Inc.
RedCard 20-03 (2002), Midway Games, Inc.
NHL Hitz 20-02 (2001), Midway Games, Inc.
Shadow Hearts (2001), Aruze Corp.
Drakan: Order of the Flame (1999), Psygnosis Limited
F-16 Aggressor (1998), Virgin Interactive Entertainment (Europe) Ltd.
Return Fire (1996), Williams Entertainment Inc.
T-Mek (1995), Time Warner Interactive, Inc.
Alfred Chicken (1993), Mindscape International Ltd.
MegaRace (1993), Software Toolworks, Inc., The
Outlander (1993), Mindscape, Inc.
Star Wars Chess (1993), Software Toolworks, Inc., The
Contraption Zack (1992), Mindscape, Inc.
Wing Commander (1992), Mindscape, Inc.
Heavy Barrel (1990), Data East Corporation
ABC Monday Night Football (1989), Data East Corporation
RoboCop (1989), Data East Corporation
Karnov (1987), Data East Corporation
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Re: Capcom COO Mark Beaumont Passed Away This Morning

Post by stopthekilling77 » Tue Feb 23, 2010 10:28 pm

MEGARACE!!! Oh man, now I'm sad about his passing, I loved that game :(
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