Consumer electronics veteranNao Ohtake has been named director of operations of DTS Japan, the Japanese armof digital entertainment technology provider Digital Theatre Systems (DTS).

Ohtake will be based inTokyo, where he will be responsible for overseeing and managing all DTSactivities in Japan. He will report to Jon Kirchner, president and chiefexecutive officer of DTS, which is headquartered in Agoura Hills, California.

'As we continue toexpand DTS operations in Japan and throughout Asia, we believe Nao's expertiseand relationships within the consumer electronics industry will be greatassets,' Kirchner said in a statement. 'He will help us better serveand support our growing customer base.'

Ohtake joined DolbyLaboratories Licensing Corp's Tokyo liaison office in 1971. Over thecourse of 27 years he developed key relationships with licensees in theconsumer electronics, recording and video game industries in the region.

Prior to joining DTS he waspresident of Nuon Asia, the Japanese subsidiary of VM Labs.