On March 19 Sony Electronics Inc. announced new leadership changes to its imaging and professional business. Neal Manowitz, prior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, was promoted to 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, will now oversee the company’s imaging and professional products and solutions portfolio.

Neal Manowitz

Neal Manowitz boasts over 20 years of experience with the company in a variety of roles and responsibilities. Under his leadership, Sony’s Interchangeable Lens Camera business went up over 300%. Additional accomplishments include the original launch of Sony into the digital camera business in 1996, growing the business to exceed over $100M in revenue in its first four years. Manowitz later went on to lead Sony’s Home Audio and Video group, achieving the number one market share position. In 2010, he was inducted into the Sony’s prestigious Samurai Society and recognized as one of the “40 under 40” by Dealerscope magazine in 2011.

Theresa Alesso

Neal currently sits as a board member of the Digital Imaging Division of the Consumer Technology Association and The Imaging Alliance organization.

In addition, longtime executive Theresa Alesso has been promoted to president of the professional solutions division within Sony Electronics’ IPSA business unit, replacing former division head Katsunori Yamanouchi, who will return to Sony’s professional group and take a global leadership role in Japan.

Full text at Sony News.