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Description:

AMC Entertainment Inc. is one of the world's largest film exhibition companies, with interests in 351 theaters and 5,100 screens located worldwide. The majority of the company's theaters are located in major metropolitan markets such as New York, Chicago, Mexico City, and Madrid and the company has the number one or two market share in 22 of the top 25 US designated market areas. Spectrum co-led the acquisition of Loews Cineplex Entertainment in a leveraged buyout transaction, and in January 2006, Loews merged with AMC Entertainment. AMC was acquired for $2.6 billion by Dalian Wanda Group in September 2012.

 

CEO Biography:

 

Gerardo "Gerry" Lopez is Chief Executive Officer and President of AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc., Marquee Holdings Inc., and AMC Entertainment Inc. (AMC). He has served as Chief Executive Officer and President since March 2009, when he was also elected to the Company's Board of Directors. Lopez is only the fourth CEO in the company's almost 90-year history. Prior to joining AMC, Lopez served as executive vice president of Starbucks Coffee Company and president of its Global Consumer Products, Seattle's Best Coffee and Foodservice divisions. In these roles, Lopez led the strategy to support Starbucks growth and expansion of consumer product offerings worldwide. Lopez was previously part of the entertainment industry during 2000-2004, when he served as president at Handleman Entertainment Resources, which provided category management and pre-recorded music distribution services to Wal-Mart, Best Buy and other major retailers in the US and abroad. In his more than 25-year career he also has served in a variety of executive management positions with International Home Foods, Frito-Lay, Pepsi-Cola and the Procter & Gamble Company. Lopez has been active on several public and private company boards, including TXU Corporation, Safeco Insurance and the supply chain startup SilkRoute Global. A native of Oriente, Cuba and a current resident of Kansas City, Missouri, Lopez earned his Bachelor of Science in business administration from George Washington University and his MBA from Harvard Business School. He and his wife, Elaine, have been married for 25 years and have two teenage sons. In their spare time, they enjoy golfing and sailing as a family; and on occasion his sons enjoy accompanying him to an action-packed movie.

Headquarters: Kansas City, MO USA