McLean, VA—Photo Marketing Association International (PMA) announced three photo-imaging industry veterans—Frank Baillargeon, Scott Brownstein and Gary Pageau—have been charged with extending the association’s relationship to the retail, online, imaging technology and media markets.
“The photo industry is facing numerous challenges,” said Georgia McCabe, CEO and executive director, PMA. “PMA is responding by adding a team of respected advisors to extend the conversation to build a broad coalition of photo-imaging businesses dedicated to growing the entire market. This is especially vital as we build awareness for the upcoming InnovationNow Photo Business and Technology Summit, September 27–28, in San Francisco.”
Frank Baillargeon, founder and president of F22 Consulting Inc., serves as photo industry evangelist and advisor. F/22 Consulting provides support for retail print solutions with a focus on mass retail. Baillargeon has served as a photographic and print industry professional since 1975. Current and former clients have included HP, Kodak, Fujifilm, Walmart, Walgreens, Albertsons, Rimage, Shutterfly, Polaroid, Pure Digital, Eyefi and dozens of industry start-ups.
Scott Brownstein serves as photo business and technology architect. The holder of more than 20 patents, Brownstein spent 23 years at Kodak, where he developed many advanced digital products, including dye-sublimation printing, Create-a-Print consumer-operated kiosks and the Kodak PhotoCD system. In addition, he was the founder and chief technology officer of Fujifilm e-Systems and was also the creative force behind one-hour web-to-retail printing at 1,000+ Ritz Camera stores and 3,500+ Walmart and Sam’s Club locations.
Gary Pageau, principal of InfoCircle LLC, serves as industry outreach and communications consultant. Pageau was with PMA International for nearly 25 years, serving as publisher of Content Development and Strategic Initiatives. His primary responsibilities included overseeing the PMA editorial department, marketing research unit, education department and corporate relations department. pmai.org