Join with us in congratulating our friend Kirk Sidley, owner of Picture Perfect in Portland, Ore., who is the recipient of the 2015 PMA Hall of Fame Award, PMA’s highest honor. Kirk will be recognized at the PMA 2015 Conferences, January 5, 2015, at Bally’s Las Vegas.
The PMA Conferences will immediately precede the Digital Imaging/Photography Conference and Marketplace, presented by PMA, at 2015 International CES in the South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Kirk began his photo career in 1972 at King Size Photo Service in Everett, Wash., 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, Ore., where they operated more than 100 retail stores and a large wholesale network.
By 1980, Kirk was the Vice-President of Operations and COO. In 1983, King Size merged with Phototron Corp., which then became part of Qualex. Kirk, and his wife Shirley, started their own business, Picture Perfect, a one-hour photo chain, in Portland, Ore., in 1984. During that time Kirk also assisted John Haugen Sr., who had been his mentor at King Size, with the formation of Crown Photo Systems.
Kirk 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 Chairman of the Board for Independent Photo Imagers (IPI) from 2007-2012.
Kirk and Shirley continue to operate Picture Perfect, which is a leader in providing digital photo services in the Portland area. Currently, he serves on his alma mater Portland State University’s Board, where he chairs the scholarship committee.
“We have chosen to honor Kirk Sidley with the 2015 PMA Hall of Fame Award for a career spent serving the imaging industry,” said PMA President Bill Eklund. “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.”
Register for the PMA 2015 Official Business Session on Jan. 5, where Kirk will receive his award, as well as all the other exciting sessions and opportunities PMA has to offer in conjunction with CES this January, by visiting http://bit.ly/1rpOCMm.