In memoriam: Hans Ohlig

Hans Ohlig, founder of Amplis Foto, died Oct. 31 after battling cancer. Ohlig began his career in the industry as a professional fashion photographer, and after many years he went on to run the Canadian operation for Berkey Photo. Ohlig founded Amplis Foto in 1983, and grew the company to become one of Canada’s largest photo distributors representing many of the world’s top photo brands.

He is survived by his wife, Hedel; daughter Hayley Ohlig Rak, who is president and Chief Executive Officer of Amplis; and granddaughter Maya. A funeral service will be held at Humprey Funeral Home A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Ave., on Nov. 5 at 1:00 pm. Donations may be made to the Odette Cancer Centre, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, 2075 Bayview Ave, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M4N 3M5.



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 ( and the Imaging Executive Podcast ( Kruger is a 2010 ADDY Award winner for podcasting. She joined PMA in 1994.