Chris Rantamaki has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Original Series at Spike TV and will continue to report to Levy. Rantamaki will oversee the day-to-day department activities relating to development and production. Rantamaki joined Spike in April 2011 as Vice President, Original Series and was instrumental in developing the highest-rated series on the channel, Ink Master, which delivered nearly three million viewers for its most recent season finale. Rantamaki also oversees the successful Tattoo Nightmares, World’s Worst Tenants and Urban Tarzan. Before joining Spike, Rantamaki spent four years at the Discovery Channel.
Source: Spike TV press release