The Imaging Alliance Elects Two Board Members

The Imaging Alliance Elects Two Board Members

Western Digital & the NPD Group Join Up


Las Vegas, NV—The Imaging Alliance, the imaging industry’s leading trade association, announced two new board members. The new additions further the goal to diversify the scope of the trade association’s influence.

The new members are Peter Liebmann, the national strategic accounts manager for Western Digital. Ian Hamilton, president of the Technology Sector of the NPD Group, also joined the board.

“We’ve always envisioned that the Imaging Alliance board should represent a diverse view of the imaging industry,” said Jerry Grossman, executive director. “Bringing the many facets of our industry together, from manufacturers and retailers to software developers, photo organization leaders and research experts, will allow us to expand the purview of the Imaging Alliance to all facets of visual innovation.”

Ian Hamilton

The addition of Liebmann and Hamiliton brings the number of board members to 27. It now represents leading camera and accessory manufacturers, printer makers, software developers, research experts, retailers, publishers and consumer advocates. In addition, 25 photo specialty store executives are members of the alliance.

“We believe in a strong industry association that can serve all the segments of photography consumers, from professionals to those interested in artistic expression and the preservation of their family memories,” said Liebmann. “I look forward to working together with the great companies represented on this board to grow our industry.”

Peter Liebmann

Hamilton added: “The imaging market, and tech industry overall, is evolving at an increasingly fast pace that can create opportunities for those in the category.” “That’s why we’re pleased to be able to bring NPD’s resources and expertise to this important group, which serves as a voice for the industry.”

“The Imaging Alliance will continue to broaden its board with a diverse group of industry executives that represent the future of our industry,” commented Adam Mirabella, president of the Imaging Alliance. “We’re proud to have Peter and Ian join our efforts to expand our views and contribute to the industry.”

The Imaging Alliance

The Imaging Alliance is a nonprofit organization representing the diverse imaging industry. Its membership encompasses manufacturers, software and application developers, retailers, media as well as photographers. Moreover, it brings together critical assets from two respected, longtime industry associations. They are the PhotoImaging Manufacturers and Distributors Association (PMDA) and the Photo Marketing Association International (PMAI).

The Imaging Alliance actively promotes the economic growth and sustainable development of both current and future imaging applications. Its members work together to create a sense of community through philanthropic activities that support visual communications.