PhotoImaging Manufacturers and Distributors Association Elects New President

PhotoImaging Manufacturers and Distributors Association Elects New President


Woodbury, NY—The PhotoImaging Manufacturers and Distributors Association (PMDA), an organization whose mission has been to contribute to the progress and welfare of the photo-imaging industry for more than 70 years, announced that its board of directors elected Dan Unger as president.

In taking the reins of PMDA, Unger, the corporate communications manager at Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company, will continue PMDA’s mission to promote and advance imaging while working with member organizations to help chart the industry’s future.

Having served on the PMDA board of directors since 1993, Unger succeeds Mike Kahn of Sony, who will remain an active member of the PMDA board. In addition, Neal Manowitz, a director of product marketing at Sony, will join the PMDA board.

At Panasonic, Unger is responsible for managing all communications for the imaging segment, in addition to corporate initiatives. He is a 33-year veteran of the consumer electronics and digital imaging industries.

“It is a true honor to serve as president of PMDA, and to receive the support of my fellow board members and colleagues,” said Dan Unger. “These are incredibly exciting, and also turbulent, times for the photo-imaging industry. As technologies and businesses evolve to suit the times, one constant in our industry remains the PMDA, an organization that has sought to advance both the craft and trade of photography since 1939. I very much look forward to contributing further to PMDA and the photo-imaging marketplace.”

In recent years, PMDA has made significant strides in adding a diverse range of imaging-related organizations to its executive board. Today, the board consists of representatives from industry-leading brands, including Canon, Sony, Samsung, Eye-Fi, Unibind, Fujifilm, Sigma, Shutterfly, Lucidiom,, Digital Photo Academy, Panasonic, Ricoh Imaging, Matter Communications, General Imaging, Here, Kenko Tokina, Josephine Herrick Project, Bonnier Corporation, Nikon, The Tiffen Company, and Tamron.