ElGato, manufacturer of the EyeTV digital-video recorder system, has appointed former Apple manager Freddie Geier as its new president and CEO.

Geier was senior director of business development at Apple. He joined in 2000 after Apple acquired the DVD software developed by Astarte, now re-branded as iDVD Pro.

At Apple, Geier oversaw Apple's acquisition of Emagic. He said: "We are working in an amazing new product roadmap for a target market that is growing exponentially. I am looking forward to leading this very dynamic team."

ElGato's chief technology officer Markus Fest, inventor of Toast, said: ""We are thrilled to have Freddie with us. His tremendous knowledge of the multimedia software industry and the Mac market are just what we need to take the organization to the next level".