John Greiner, head of publisher Hudson Entertainment for 20 years, is stepping down.

Citing personal interests and family considerations, Greiner said he was leaving the company but that he considered it part of his blood.

“Twenty years at one company is a testament to the quality of the Hudson culture,” said Greiner. “When you are with a company for that long, the people become a major part of your life. My blood is Hudson blue. I will continue to support them long after my departure.”

Greiner headed up the company’s U.S. division in 2003 after a 15-year stint in Japan. The division’s chairman, Seiichi Ishigaki, will take over Greiner’s duties starting May 15th.

The company is producing Deca Sports for the Wii and will have a new product lineup for WiiWare in the fall.


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