Sony Names Ventura to Imaging Products & Solutions Professional Div. Post
Sony has announced the appointment of Rich Ventura as Vice President of B2B for Sony Imaging Products and Solutions Professional Division. In this role, Ventura is being tasked to provide insight, strategy and leadership to Sony's display, remote camera and solutions product portfolio, directly overseeing business and product management as well as all B2B marketing communications strategies, according to the announcement statement. An additional part of his duties will be the expansion of Sony relationships in the corporate, education and government sectors to drive growth for Sony's B2B portfolio and create long-term partnerships with strategic systems integrators and distribution partners, which will drive engagement among corporations and universities.
Ventura brings two decades of experience in the professional imaging and display industry. Prior to Sony, he spent 19-plus years with NEC Display Solutions of America, where he held a variety of roles such as Field Sales, Director of Sales, and Vice President of Strategy and Solutions. As Senior Vice President of Strategy and Solutions Development, Ventura focused on evolving the business and driving it forward through strategic initiatives that resulted in both short and long-term gains for NEC.
In addition, Ventura is also a former Chairman of the Digital Signage Federation (DSF) and serves on the Former Chairman's Council. In his time on the DSF Board, he developed and supported numerous initiatives for various committees such as The International Committee, Advocacy and Outreach Committee, Membership Committee as well as the Global DOOH Council. He also has 10 years military service as a part of the Minnesota National Guard and the US Army Reserves.
"We are thrilled to have Rich joining our team and are confident his years of industry experience and strong leadership will bring new insight and help drive accelerated and long-term growth for Sony in these strategic categories," said Theresa Alesso, President, Imaging Products & Solutions Professional Division, in the statement.
"I'm excited about joining Sony Electronics given their long history of innovation and leadership," said Ventura in the statement. "There are amazing opportunities in the industry and I look forward to delivering value to our partners and customers."