Joan Vogelesang is President and Chief Executive Officer of Toon Boom. She also sits on Toon Boom's Board of Directors. Under her leadership, Toon Boom continues to maintain its position as a world leader in animation technology. Ms. Vogelesang has over 30 years of experience as a senior executive responsible for international business development, customer care and operational management in large and smaller organizations.
Ms. Vogelesang is regularly invited as a guest speaker at international animation events. These include Asia Animation Conference, ChangZhou Animation Festival, HangZhou Animation Festival, eLearning Africa, FRAMES and NASSCOM Animation India. She also acts as a judge on jury panels at animation competitions. In 2004, the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry honored Ms. Vogelesang with the Life Time Achievement Award for promoting the Indian Animation Sector on the global map. In 2001, Ms. Vogelesang was also nominated as one of the Top 25 Women in Animation by Animation Magazine.
Prior to joining Toon Boom in 1998, Ms. Vogelesang was Chief Operating Officer of Qsound Labs, Inc., an audio technology firm. Before then, Ms. Vogelesang was Vice-President, Business Operations at Hitachi Data Systems, Inc. She also worked for Philips Electronics Limited for ten years and held the position of Vice-President, Product Line Management. Prior to this, Ms. Vogelesang held senior marketing and sales positions during her ten-year tenure with IBM Canada Ltd.
Joan Vogelesang is an active member and contributor to the Jewish Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Women's President Organization, the Montreal Children's Hospital as well as in her community church.
In 2005, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has granted a 2005 Primetime Emmy® Engineering Award to Toon Boom Opus, the leading animation software solution for traditional studios. Toon Boom Opus was recognized for its major contribution made to the advancement of the television animation industry.