(Park Ridge, New Jersey--June 2, 2012) Toshihiko Ohnishi is now deputy president of PSG. He will serve as deputy president simultaneously with his current role as president of Sony Electronics’ Professional Solutions of America (PSA) until July 1, when Alec Shapiro becomes president of the PSA organization.
In his new role, Mr. Ohnishi will continue to globally expand Sony’s professional business, identifying new growth opportunities in strategic market segments. His leadership of PSA over the past several years has played a key role in the growth and maturation of Sony’s professional business.
Shapiro has been instrumental in launching several Sony professional formats and technologies during his 13 years at Sony. His dynamic leadership has secured a front-row seat for Sony in the 3D and 4K digital cinema revolution across North America, and his efforts have helped to maintain Sony’s leadership position in the broadcast and production industries. Shapiro will oversee all PSA operations in the U.S., working closely with PSG management and with all groups across Sony Electronics to grow the professional business. He will also sit on Sony Electronics’ Executive Management Committee.
In addition to Shapiro’s responsibilities related to Sony’s professional video, audio and business-to-business technologies, he also manages the direction and strategy of Sony’s Digital Motion Picture Center in Hollywood, a training and educational resource for production professionals.
Sony’s Professional Solutions Group (Japan) and Professional Solutions of America groups develop and manufacture video and audio technologies for a range of markets and applications. These include high-definition broadcast television and motion picture production, digital cinematography, digital cinema, medical, IP surveillance and security, visual imaging, digital signage, professional services, and a full line of video and audio software solutions. Sony professional technologies are also used by professionals in market segments including houses of worship, government, healthcare, education, and retail, among others.