The Laser Illuminated Projector Association, also known as “LIPA”, has announced its officers for calendar year 2021. Nominations were made in December and LIPA’s Board ratified the nominations listed in the table below.
|Position||2021 Officers||2020 Officers|
|LIPA Chairman||Goran Stojmenovik, Barco||Goran Stojmenovik, Barco|
|LIPA Vice Chairman||Hideyuki Kanayama, Panasonic||Tsuneharu Nomura, Sony|
|Secretary||Tim Ryan, Texas Instruments||Tim Ryan, Texas Instruments|
|Regulatory Business Chairman||Hideyuki Kanayama, Panasonic||Hideyuki Kanayama, Panasonic|
|Membership Chairman||Wei Gu, Appotronics||Richard Miller, Seiko Epson|
|Finance Chairman||Richard McPherson, Sharp-NEC||Pamela Lothman, Christie Digital|
|Communications Chairman||Goran Stojmenovik, Barco||Goran Stojmenovik, Barco|
Goran Stojmenovik continues as Chairman of LIPA for 2021. Goran will also serve as the ad-interim Communications Chairman until a nomination is made and approved.
Hideyuki Kanayama, an early pioneer in the development of laser illuminated projection and an expert in international regulations, has been elected Vice Chairman of LIPA. He will continue to lead LIPA’s regulatory efforts as Regulatory Business Chairman in 2021.
Tim Ryan continues as Secretary of LIPA for 2021. Tim represents Texas Instruments, a founding member of LIPA and long-time supplier of DLPÒ Chips to the digital projection industry.
Wei Gu of Appotronics Co., Ltd, has been elected Membership Chairman and will take over for Richard Miller of Seiko Epson. Wei will help expand our membership, and in particular, increase our outreach to Asia/Pacific companies. He will also help us develop stronger communications channels to LIPA’s existing and new members.
Richard McPherson, of Sharp-NEC Displays, is also a long-time member of LIPA. He has been elected Finance Chairman for 2021 and will continue as a contributing member of the Communications Working Group.