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PMA 09


Nikon Corp. President Michio Kariya named to PMA Hall of Fame
Michio Kariya, president, CEO, COO, and board member for Nikon Corp.

PMA, Jackson, Mich., announces the 2009 PMA Hall of Fame recipient is Michio Kariya, president, chief executive officer, chief operation officer, and a member of the board for Nikon Corp., Tokyo, Japan. The award is the association's highest honor and is selected by the PMA Board of Trustees based on career success and role in the advancement of the photo imaging industry. Michio Kariya will be honored at PMA 09 during the opening Official Business Session Keynote on March 3 at 9:00 a.m. in the Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nev.
  Michio Kariya joined Nikon Corp. after earning a Master of Science in Applied Chemistry from the Graduate School of Engineering, Yokohama National University in 1967. Since that time, he has served in various roles for Nikon, including president of Precision Equipment Co., before being named to his current positions. In addition to his service to Nikon, Kariya also served as chairman of the Camera & Imaging Product Association (CIPA) from June 2005 through May 2007. Since July 2005, he has served as an executive director of the Semiconductor Equipment Association of Japan.


PIEA announces winner of Student Video Contest

The Photo Imaging Education Association (PIEA), a PMA member association, has named the winner of the PIEA Student Video Contest. University of Florida student Timothy Hussin has earned a trip to Las Vegas, Nev., to videotape PMA 09, March 3-5, at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nev. Hussin will shoot and edit a short film about PMA 09 to be presented at the PMA Official Business Session Breakfast Keynote on March 5.

  Videos submitted to the contest were required to include previous projects or a new production specifically for the contest. Any student (18 or older) studying with a photography or digital-imaging teacher was eligible to compete, as long as they were officially enrolled in a course, workshop, or taking part in a school-sponsored photographic or imaging activity. The contest was judged by PIEA board members.

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