June 22, 2015
Andrew Gardner, World Wide Brand Protection Manager at Lexmark, has taken up the post as Chairman of the Board, succeeding Matt Hahn, Senior Director of Marketing at Brother. Named as Chair-Elect was Thomas A. Walter, Director – Aftermarket Sales, Marketing and Operations, Toshiba, while Aki Nagata, Supervisor for the Legal Administration Division at Canon USA, was named Treasurer for a second consecutive term.
In addition, Glen Gillen, Brand Protection Manager at Brother, was elected secretary. Allen Westerfield, President of the Coalition, said the board wanted to express its thanks to Hahn and outgoing Secretary Kevin Weaver, of Xerox, “for their proactive involvement and support of the ISC.
“Our new Chairman, Andrew Gardner, brings a wealth of industry knowledge and experience to the Chair and we look forward to continuing to build on our programs and initiatives under his leadership.”
He added: “Each of these officers has broad experience in the imaging supplies industry and are their companies’ leaders in developing intellectual property rights protection strategies to defend their companies’ brand from illegal activity.”
The ISC celebrated its 20th anniversary last year during its anti-counterfeiting conference in Las Vegas.
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