PMA Adds Trio of Industry Advisors

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Baillargeon, Brownstein, Pageau to lead industry initiatives.

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PMA is adding a team of respected advisors to extend the conversation to build a broad coalition of photo/imaging businesses dedicated to growing the entire market.

Photo Marketing Association International (PMA) has named three photo-imaging industry veterans - Frank Baillargeon, Scott Brownstein and Gary Pageau - as advisors. These experienced executives will be charged with extending the association’s relationship to the retail, online, imaging technology and media markets.

“The photo industry is facing numerous challenges,” says Georgia McCabe, CEO and executive director, PMA. “PMA is responding by adding a team of respected advisors to extend the conversation to build a broad coalition of photo/imaging businesses dedicated to growing the entire market. This is especially vital as we build awareness for the upcoming InnovationNow Photo Business and Technology Summit, Sept. 27-28, in San Francisco.”

Frank Baillargeon, founder and president of F22 Consulting Inc., serves as Photo Industry Evangelist and Advisor. F/22 Consulting provides support for retail print solutions with a focus on mass retail. Frank has served as a photographic and print industry professional since 1975. Current and former clients have included HP, Kodak, Fujifilm, Walmart, Walgreens, Albertsons, Rimage, Shutterfly, Polaroid, Pure Digital, Eye-Fi and dozens of industry start-ups.

Scott Brownstein serves as Photo Business and Technology Architect. He holds more than 20 patents, spent 23 years at Kodak, where he developed many advanced digital products, including dye-sublimation printing, Create-a-Print consumer-operated kiosks and the Kodak PhotoCD system. In addition, he was the founder and chief technology officer of Fujifilm e-Systems and was also the creative force behind one-hour web-to-retail printing at more than 1,000 Ritz Camera stores and more than 3,500 Walmart and Sam’s Club locations.

Gary Pageau, principal of InfoCircle, serves as Industry Outreach and Communications Consultant. Pageau was with PMA International for nearly 25 years, serving as Publisher, Content Development and Strategic Initiatives. His primary responsibilities included overseeing the PMA editorial department, marketing research unit, education department and corporate relations department.
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About PMA: PMA represents members worldwide who actively contribute to the expanding imaging industry. As photo imaging continues to evolve, this association has grown to represent the diversity in imaging: photo retailers and processors, manufacturers, commercial imaging labs, and sports and event photography. PMA is committed to helping these segments increase their profitability and expand their consumer, commercial and industrial markets. Visit http://www.pmai.org for more information.

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