Manfrotto Distribution Appoints Managing Director of U.S. Operations

Manfrotto Distribution Appoints Managing Director of U.S. Operations


Ramsey, NJ—Manfrotto Distribution, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Vitec Group’s Imaging and Staging division, appointed William Drysdale as managing director of its U.S. operations. Drysdale succeeds Paul Wild, who announced his retirement.

“To better serve today’s consumer, Manfrotto is adapting to changes in the digital imaging industry and bringing forth new solutions that will enhance the imaging experience for professionals, enthusiasts, amateurs and beginners alike,” said Luigi Cadorin, managing director, Manfrotto Distribution Worldwide. “These new solutions will allow Manfrotto Distribution to expand its focus and establish new distribution channels for Manfrotto. I am pleased to have Bill as the new managing director of Manfrotto Distribution in the U.S. as his experience and knowledge of the photo industry will be pivotal in helping our company make the necessary changes and meet this challenge.”

Drysdale comes to Manfrotto with more than 23 years of experience in the consumer electronics and photo-imaging industries. He was with Fujifilm USA for 20 years, where he held several sales, marketing and divisional general management positions in the company’s Recording Media and Digital Imaging businesses. Most recently, Drysdale was vice president and general manager of Fujifilm’s Electronic Imaging Products division, responsible for all sales, marketing, operations and financial activities for consumer and professional digital cameras and accessories.

“This is a critical time of expansion and growth for Manfrotto Distribution and Bill is the right person to have at the helm and lead our company to success,” added Paul Wild. “Bill’s accomplishments in the industry, most notably in helping establish and build Fujifilm’s digital camera and recording media businesses brings tremendous value to Manfrotto Distribution, especially as we look to build our business in new and emerging categories.”