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.