Dec. 7, 2015 – Tamron has promoted Gregg Maniaci, a 20-year veteran of the company, to president and CEO of Tamron USA, at the start of the month. Hidekazu Suzuki was simultaneously appointed senior vice president.
“It is with my utmost pleasure to announce the appointment of Gregg Maniaci to the top management of Tamron USA,” said Morio Ono, president and CEO of Tamron Japan. “Gregg has been steadily stepping up the ladder over the last twenty years from his starting position as a field salesman. I am quite confident that he will take the company to a new altitude.”
Maniaci has 26 years of experience in the photo imaging industry. He first joined Tamron USA as the New York Metro photo imaging sales representative in May 1995 after several years of photo specialty retail experience. He was promoted to Eastern regional sales manager of the photo imaging division in December 1998, and in 2009 he also assumed the role of Mid-western regional sales manager until the two regions were combined in 2010. In April 2014, Maniaci was promoted to senior manager, and as such, he managed sales of both the Photo Imaging Optics and Industrial Optics divisions for the eastern half of the U.S.
Suzuki became part of the Tamron operation after his previous position as product manager of Business Communication Devices for Uniden America Corporation from 2003-2007. In 2008, he was appointed director of Corporate Planning Business Development & Solutions for Tamron USA. After six years in this position, he was promoted to manager of Strategic Planning Department/Oversea Imaging Products Business Unit of the parent company, Tamron.