New chairman and Board appointed by International Hologram Manufacturers Association

Dr Paul Dunn

Dr Paul Dunn

The International Hologram Manufacturers Association (IHMA), which represents the global hologram industry, has appointed a new chairman and Board. Opsec’s Dr Paul Dunn comes in to lead the IHMA as the organisation continues to promote the advantages of holographic technology, and particularly so in the authentication of products and ID documents, as well as for eye-catching designs for retail packaging and print.

As chairman, Dr Dunn heads up a new-look leadership team which 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 while ITW’s Joanne Ogden will oversee the EU and EFTA. 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 (ASPA).

An industry veteran with more than 30 years of involvement in holography, Dr 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. Dr Dunn said: “The 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 also supporting members’ interests across the globe.”

The IHMA is made up of almost 100 of the world’s leading hologram companies. Members include the leading producers and converters of holograms for banknote security, anti-counterfeiting, brand protection, packaging, graphics and other commercial applications around the world. Members actively co-operate to maintain the highest professional, security and quality standards at all times.

About the Author
Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute's George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.

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