Steele VFX Hires Dawson

Ian Dawson has been named executive producer of Steele VFX, a specialist in visual effects production, compositing and animation for commercials, music videos and television. Dawson, 36, will oversee day-to-day operations, sales and marketing, and long-term strategic planning for the Santa Monica, Calif., company. He most recently was senior producer at R!ot in Santa Monica, where he was involved in commercial projects for Skittles, Chevrolet, Jeep and Samsung.