INDIANAPOLIS – Buddy McAtee has been promoted to president, chief operating officer and executive producer of IMS Productions, effective immediately. The board of directors of the Hulman-George companies voted to promote McAtee at a recent meeting. IMS Productions is owned by the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement IMS Productions, based in Indianapolis, is a full-service video production company, specializing in live sports and event programming. The company’s personnel and machinery have produced nationally televised sports events for every national broadcast and cable network. “Buddy McAtee has demonstrated his leadership and ability by taking IMS Productions to a new level of excellence, both in its production of races and in other areas such as documentary production and new media,” Indianapolis Motor Speedway CEO Tony George said. “He certainly deserves this recognition for what he and his team have accomplished.” McAtee moves to his new position after serving as vice president and executive producer of IMS Productions since December 2002. McAtee said his latest promotion at IMS Productions is the highlight of a 20-year career with the Hulman-George companies. McAtee has been employed by the IMS group of companies since 1987, when he joined Wabash Valley Broadcasting. He joined IMS in 1998 to sell sponsorships and oversee television production. Other projects for which McAtee has been responsible are the “Road to Indy” series, “Pit Pass” and “U.S. Grand Prix View” series, all broadcast on network television, and overseeing production of all races at IMS and in the Indy Racing League. Advertisement IMS Productions has won numerous awards under McAtee’s guidance, including an award from the New York International Independent Film and Video Festival and numerous Telly awards. McAtee’s background includes network and local television duties in news, sales, promotion, production and management. He is a 1978 graduate of Indiana University with a degree in telecommunications and forensic studies. “This is surely the highlight of my career, and I have appreciated the support of the Hulman-George family and my co-workers,” McAtee said. “I have been privileged to participate in the creation and production of great events and programs with very talented, dedicated people. It has been a thrill every single day I have been here at the family of IMSC companies, and I look forward to even more exciting developments in many areas.” For more information about Indianapolis Motor Speedway, go to: http://www.indianapolismotorspeedway.com.
20 October 2020
20 October 2020
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