San Diego, CA—Key leadership changes were announced for Sony imaging and professional solutions business, to extend its opportunities into both new and existing markets.
Executive Changes for Sony Imaging and Professional Business
Building on the commercial success of Sony Electronics’ imaging products, the company promoted Neal Manowitz. He now holds the position of deputy president, Imaging Products and Solutions – Americas (IPSA) business unit.
Manowitz, whose prior leadership helped Sony rise to No. 1 in the mirrorless and full-frame camera markets, now oversees the company’s imaging and professional products and solutions portfolio.
In addition, longtime executive Theresa Alesso was promoted to president of the professional solutions division within Sony Electronics’ IPSA business unit. Alesso replaces former division head Katsunori Yamanouchi. Moreover, Yamanouchi will return to Sony’s professional group and take a global leadership role in Japan.
“Sony’s end-to-end imaging solutions enable both consumers and professionals to capture sharp, vibrant imagery that realistically reflect their artistic vision,” said Mike Fasulo, president and chief operating officer, Sony Electronics. “Under the very capable leadership of Neal and Theresa, Sony Electronics’ imaging products and solutions businesses will extend Sony’s innovations into exciting new areas that will not only delight consumers but also benefit society.”
In Alesso’s new position, she reports to Manowitz. She also will help extend Sony’s leadership in broadcast media solutions while capitalizing on new opportunities in vertical markets. These markets include healthcare, education and other industrial applications.
Furthermore, Alesso founded the company’s first video production program for women, which became the genesis of Sony Electronics’ Alpha Female program.
Sony Electronics received numerous honors for its commitments to diversity and inclusion and corporate social responsibility, the company noted. It also made the list of the 2018 Working Mother 100 Best Companies.
Sony Electronics is a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America and an affiliate of Sony Corporation (Japan). Headquartered in San Diego, California, Sony Electronics produces electronics for the consumer and professional markets. Operations include research and development, engineering, sales, marketing, distribution and customer service.
Among the key products are their Alpha interchangeable-lens cameras and high-resolution audio products. In addition, it is also a manufacturer of end-to-end solutions from 4K professional broadcast and A/V equipment to 4K Ultra HD TVs.