Ricoh’s Jim Malcolm To Head PMDA

Succeeds Panasonic’s Unger as photo association president
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Ricoh Imaging Americas president Jim Malcolm has been named president of the PhotoImaging Manufacturers and Distributors Association (PMDA).

In taking the reins of the PMDA, Malcolm will continue the association’s mission to promote and advance imaging while working with member organizations to help define the future of the imaging industry, the group said in a statement.

A PMDA board member since 2013, Malcolm succeeds Panasonic's Dan Unger. In addition, Marc Cutler, manager of strategic marketing analytics at Nikon, and Matt DiMaria, CEO of Eye-fi, were elected to the executive board as VPs. They join Neal Manowitz of Sony Electronics and Michelle Fernandez of Canon USA as executive members. 

As president of Ricoh Imaging Americas, Malcolm is responsible for guiding the company’s North American strategy for product, marketing, sales, operations and finance initiatives in support of Ricoh and Pentax brand cameras. Malcolm has spent the last 25 years in imaging technology executive positions. Malcolm also founded Aperture 360 Interactive, a web-based services company focused on 360-degree imaging.

“It is a great honor to serve as president of the PMDA, and to receive the support of my fellow board members and colleagues,” said Malcolm. “This is a time of great change for the photo-imaging industry as innovative technologies emerge and businesses evolve. The PMDA has remained a constant in our industry, supporting and encouraging the advancement of both the craft and the trade of photography since 1939. I’m thrilled for the opportunity to contribute further to the PMDA and the photo-imaging marketplace.” 

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