FUJIFILM North America Corporation appoints Bing Liem as
VALHALLA, NY, Feb. 16 10, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — FUJIFILM North America Corporation, today announced the appointment of Bing Liem (currently Senior Vice President, Imaging Division) as Division President, Imaging Division, effective 10 April 2022 Liem will succeed Manny Almeida, following Almeida’s decision to retire effective April 9, 2022, after 36 collective years of dedicated service and strong leadership. FUJIFILM North America Corporation’s Imaging Division includes photographic paper, digital printing materials, custom photo products, film, single-use cameras and the popular INSTAX® line of instant cameras and accessories.
Liem’s selection as President of the Imaging Division is the result of a multi-year leadership and succession plan. An accomplished industry leader, Liem joined the Imaging Division in April 2006 as Vice President of Sales and gradually expanded his leadership responsibilities to become Vice President of Marketing and Sales in 2011, Vice President of Sales. Chairman and CEO in 2016 and most recently in his current role in April 2021. During his tenure at Fujifilm, Liem was instrumental in driving critical strategic changes across the business organization to create added value for Fujifilm’s retail partners and consumers. Additionally, Liem and his team have been responsible for the significant adoption and growth of the INSTAX Wallet in the United States, which plays an influential role in today’s pop culture. Prior to joining Fujifilm, Bing spent 22 years at Agfa Photo in various leadership positions, including President and CEO for the United States, Canada and Mexico.
“On behalf of all of Fujifilm, we are grateful for Manny’s many significant accomplishments and invaluable leadership over the past decades, and we wish him well in retirement,” said Jun Higuchi, President and Chief management of FUJIFILM North America Corporation, chairman, FUJIFILM Holdings America Corporation and chairman of FUJIFILM Healthcare Americas Corporation. “As Fujifilm continues to position imaging as a global growth engine, we are delighted to welcome Bing to its new appointment as we continue to grow our differentiated imaging portfolio in the United States. I look forward to working with Bing and his team as soon as we start writing the next exciting chapter for our imaging division.
“It has been the honor of my career to serve alongside the dedicated and brilliant team at Fujifilm. photographs to serve our retail partners and consumers,” said Manny Almeida, President, Imaging Division, FUJIFILM North America Corporation. “Fujifilm has an exciting future for photography enthusiasts, and I am confident in the ability of Bing to lead the division on an even greater growth trajectory.”
“Ever since I picked up my first camera at age 17, photography has been in my DNA, and I’m honored to have the opportunity to lead the U.S. Imaging Division within “a company that has been innovating in this field for more than 85 years,” said Bing Liem, Senior Vice President, Imaging Division, FUJIFILM North America Corporation. “I look forward to the future as we continue to innovate new products and services to improve the way people create and share memories through photography.”
Over the next two months, Almeida and Liem will work closely together to ensure a smooth leadership transition.
FUJIFILM North America Corporation, a marketing subsidiary of FUJIFILM Holdings America Corporation, consists of five operating divisions and one subsidiary. The Imaging division provides consumer and commercial photographic products and services, including: photographic paper; digital printing equipment, as well as service and support; personalized photo products; movie; single-use cameras; and the popular INSTAX® line of instant cameras and accessories. The Electronic Imaging Division markets consumer digital cameras, lenses and content creation solutions, and the Graphics Systems Division provides products and services to the graphics printing industry. The Optical Devices division supplies optical lenses for the broadcast, cinematography, CCTV, videography and industrial markets, and also markets binoculars and other optical imaging solutions. The Industrial and Corporate New Business Development division offers new products derived from Fujifilm technologies. FUJIFILM Canada Inc. sells and markets a range of FUJIFILM products and services in Canada.
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