Jackson, MI—Kirk Sidley, owner of Picture Perfect in Portland, Oregon, is the recipient of the 2015 PMA Hall of Fame Award, PMA’s highest honor. Sidley will be recognized at the PMA 2015 Conferences, January 5, 2015, at Bally’s Las Vegas.
The PMA Conferences immediately precede the Digital Imaging/Photography Conference and Marketplace, presented by PMA, at the 2015 International CES in the South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center.
“We have chosen to honor Kirk Sidley with the 2015 PMA Hall of Fame Award for a career spent serving the imaging industry,” said Bill Eklund, PMA president. “His many contributions to PMA and our members, as well as to other imaging industry organizations, have been truly invaluable. It is an honor to present this award to Kirk for his steadfast dedication to growing the imaging industry.”
Kirk Sidley began his photo career in 1972 at King Size Photo Service in Everett, Washington, as a retail manager. During the next 12 years, King Size Photo grew to one of the largest photofinishers in the Pacific Northwest, with plants in Everett and Spokane, and Portland, Oregon, where they operated more than 100 retail stores and a large wholesale network.
By 1980, Sidley was the vice president of Operations and COO. In 1983, King Size merged with Phototron Corp., which then became part of Qualex. Sidley and his, wife Shirley, started Picture Perfect, a one-hour photo chain in Portland, Oregon, in 1984, which they continue to operate.
Sidley helped guide PMA as a board member for several years, taking the helm as president in 2004–2005. He has also served the industry in many other capacities throughout his career, most notably as Buck Rogers Chairman from 1998–1999 and as board chairman of the Independent Photo Imagers (IPI) from 2007–2012. pmai.org