The International Hologram Manufacturers Association (IHMA) has announced a new-look executive board for 2020. The move comes as the global trade body forecasts continued integration of holograms alongside other authentication and track and trace technologies will drive growth in the next 12 months, underpinning moves to support overt and covert protection strategies.
Rajan Thomas has been elected to oversee operations across Asia. Anton Goncharsky and Manoj Kochar are elected with responsibility for the Eastern Europe/FSA and CIS region, and ASPA (Authentication Solution Providers’ Association) in India, respectively. Joanne Ogden will continue to represent the EU and EFTA region, while Brad Hilbert (America region) and Prof SeungHyun Lee (South Korea and Hologram Forum) remain on the board together with Alessio Pastorelli and Corinne Murcia Giudicelli. Under chairman Dr Paul Dunn, the board will direct the IHMA’s work to advance holography as global threats continue to push demand for authentication and brand protection devices such as holograms.