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THE SOCIETY FOR INFORMATION DISPLAY APPOINTS NEW EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP TEAM
World's Leading Professional Body for Electronic-Display Technology Names New Officers to Lead Society into Next Stage of Growth
CAMPBELL, Calif., June 4, 2012 - (Virtual Press Office) - The Society for Information Display (SID), the leading global organization dedicated to the advancement of electronic-display technology, today announced the appointment of its new leadership team composed of distinguished display industry veterans from around the globe. Brian Berkeley assumes the role of president, while Dr. Amal Ghosh will function as president-elect. Prof. Yong Seog Kim will serve as the new treasurer, and Dr. Helge Seetzen will make his debut on the executive committee as its new secretary. In addition, three regional vice presidents have also been selected – Dave Eccles (Americas), Prof. Boaping Wang (Asia) and Jutta Rasp (Europe). All of these appointments will ensure the organization will continue to carry out its functions seamlessly and efficiently, as mandated by the SID bylaws.
“It’s been an incredible honor and irreplaceable experience to spend two years at the helm of SID,” remarked Dr. Munisamy Anandan, SID’s out-going president. “SID is the premiere display technology organization in the world, and has attracted the very best display technologists while fostering leading-edge research and development. I truly believe in this institution, which has been built over the past 50 years by the hard work of volunteers and the SID leadership. My predecessors on the board, through their dedicated service, have led SID to this rank, and I have no doubt that my successor, Brian Berkeley, will succeed in taking it to new levels of excellence. In my 10 years of experience on the SID leadership team, I have not known a member of the Executive Committee who works as hard as Brian. I am confident that his leadership will result in substantial progress for SID. I welcome Brian and wish him well.”
Commenting on his new role as SID president, Berkeley noted, “I would first like to thank Anand for all his efforts over the last two years as head of this organization. Under his steady leadership, SID entered a fresh decade helping educate and promote the new cutting-edge display technologies that we’re starting to see in our everyday lives. On behalf of all of us at SID, we applaud his efforts and commend his tireless service to the Society.” He continued, “I am honored to assume this tremendous responsibility, and look forward to ushering in the next generation of incredible, dynamic technologies that shape our ever-evolving space. I look forward to the challenge of ensuring that SID keeps pace, and furthering its reputation as the leading organization for the both the present and future of the display industry. With the premiere talent joining me as executive committee members, I have no doubt that the next two years will be defining ones for SID.”
Outside of his role as SID president, Berkeley serves as senior vice president of OLED Development at Samsung Mobile Display’s San Jose Lab. Berkeley, who has been with Samsung since 2003, is also a 20-year veteran of Apple Computer, where he led all display development activities. In addition to authoring several papers and patents, he is recognized for numerous accomplishments, including his current work in large-area OLED displays. Berkeley is also credited with developing the world's first high-volume liquid crystal display (LCD) monitor and first wide-format notebook and monitor displays.
New president-elect Amal Ghosh also serves as senior vice president at eMagin Corporation. With more than two decades of industry experience, numerous publications and patents to his credit, he is a recognized expert in the areas of OLED and field emission displays (FEDs). SID’s new treasurer, Prof. Yong Seog Kim is a distinguished professor at Hongik University in Seoul, Korea. Secretary Helge Seetzen serves as CEO of TandemLaunch Technologies, and has spent time in executive roles at both Dolby and BrightSide Technologies. Rounding out the executive committee are Americas Regional VP, Dave Eccles (Rockwell Collins); Europe Regional VP, Jutta Rasp (FPExperts); and Asia Regional VP, Prof. Baoping Wang (Southeast University).
About Display Week
The 49th SID International Symposium, Seminar and Exhibition, dubbed Display Week 2012, takes place this week, running through June 8, 2012, at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. Display Week is the premier international gathering of scientists, engineers, manufacturers and users in the field of electronic-information displays. For more information on Display Week 2012, visit http://www.displayweek.org or follow us on Twitter at @DisplayWeek. Share Display Week-related tweets using the hash tag #SID2012.
Celebrating its 50th anniversary, the Society for Information Display (SID) is the only professional organization focused on the display industry. In fact, by exclusively focusing on the advancement of electronic-display technology, SID provides a unique platform for industry collaboration, communication and training in all related technologies while showcasing the industry’s best new products. With more than 6,000 members worldwide, the organization’s members are professionals in the technical and business disciplines that relate to display research, design, manufacturing, applications, marketing and sales. To promote industry and academic technology development, while also educating consumers on the importance of displays, SID hosts more than ten conferences a year, including Display Week, which brings industry and academia all under one roof to showcase technology that will shape the future. SID’s global headquarters are located at 1475 S. Bascom Ave., Ste. 114, Campbell, Calif. 95008. For more information, visit http://www.sid.org.
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