Sony’s Mike Kahn to represent manufacturers as first ever Special Advisor to the PMA Board

Mike Kahn of Sony Electronics will advise the PMA Board on issues affecting photo manufacturers.

Mike Kahn, director of Alpha Camera Systems for Sony Electronics, has been appointed the first ever Special Advisor to the PMA Executive Committee. In this role, Kahn will take part in bi-monthly calls and face-to-face meetings with the PMA Executive Committee, to represent photo and imaging manufacturers.

“Appointing Mike to this role is another way PMA is fulfilling its new mission statement, which is to ‘promote the growth of the imaging industry,’” said PMA President Allen Showalter. “PMA is actively seeking new avenues to provide the support and opportunities needed to help the imaging industry thrive and grow now, and in the future. The voices of photo and imaging manufacturers are critically important to achieving this goal — and PMA is listening to them. We are excited to be working with Mike to make a direct connection between the PMA board and photo manufacturers.”

Kahn is vice president of the Photoimaging Manufacturers and Distributors Association (PMDA), and is on the Board of Directors for CEA’s Digital Imaging Group. He is a 22-year veteran of the consumer electronics industry, and has been with Sony for 16 years. In his current role as Director of the Alpha Camera Systems division at Sony, Kahn is responsible for all aspects of the business unit, including sales, marketing, and product development for the U.S. marketplace.

“I am thrilled to join the PMA Board and supply a needed point of view from the photo and imaging manufactures. I am looking forward to helping the PMA board expand imaging sales across all channels,” Kahn said.

About Jennifer Kruger

Jennifer Barr Kruger is Director of Communications for Photo Marketing Association International and Publisher of PMA magazine. In addition, Kruger is editor of PMA Newsline and PMA Newsline Weekly, and was previously the editor of several other industry publications. She is a contributor to both the DIMAcast (www.DIMAcast.com) and the Imaging Executive Podcast (www.imagingexecutive.com). Kruger is a 2010 ADDY Award winner for podcasting. She joined PMA in 1994.