International Hologram Manufacturers Association (IHMA), which represents the global hologram industry, has appointed a new chairman and board.
Opsec’s Dr Paul Dunn comes into lead the IHMA, while the not-for-profit organization’s board for 2019 includes Diavy’s Alessio Pastorelli, Surys’ Corinne Murcia Giudicelli and Professor Seung Hyun Lee from South Korea’s Hologram Forum. Brad Hilbert of Crown Roll Leaf will represent the Americas and ITW’s Joanne Ogden will oversee the EU and EFTA, while Demax Holograms’ Valentin Monovski will represent Eastern Europe and the FSU/CIS. Asia will be covered by Rohit Mistry from Holographic Security Marking Systems and Umendra Gupta from ASPA.
An industry veteran with more than 30 years of involvement in holography, Dunn’s appointment comes as the IHMA strengthens its presence in the Far East after agreement with the South Korea-based Hologram Forum to develop closer links.
Dunn said: ‘IHMA continues to see hologram growth and innovation around the world and as an organisation, remains extremely relevant and important to the industry.
‘We will continue to engage our members, working closely together as partners to push holography into new areas of opportunity and growth, while supporting their interests across the globe.’
The IHMA is made up of almost 100 of the world's leading hologram companies.