Joanne Ogden, Global Sales Manager for ITW Security Division has been appointed to a new-look board of the International Hologram Manufacturers Association (IHMA), as the global trade body marks its 25th anniversary in 2018.

The move comes as the IHMA sees increased integration of holography alongside other authentication and track and trace technologies to deliver overt and covert protection over the next 12 months.

ITW Security Division has been an active member of IHMA since it was founded in 1993, with its Cranbury facility holding membership since the group’s inception. In 2006, the Montpellier facility also joined IHMA providing representation in North America and Europe. Joanne will serve as IHMA’s EU and EFTA board representative for the next 2 years.

The new board will continue to underpin the IHMA’s work to advance the development of holograms and holographic technology as global threats continue to push demand for authentication and brand protection devices such as holograms.

“I am delighted to join the IHMA and represent the EU and EFTA regions on the board. ITW Security Division has considerable experience in the design and manufacture of holograms which play a key role in helping government’s and organisations protect their documents and goods from counterfeit,” said Joanne Odgen.

“I look forward to bringing this knowledge to the IHMA and promoting holography’s global role in helping organisations achieve their commercial, aesthetic and authentication objectives.”

Manoj Kochar, chair of the IHMA, said: “I look forward to working with Joanne in this, the 25th year of the IHMA, helping our industry secure growth and innovate, as well as ensuring all involved in holography come together as one to secure the opportunities available for growth.”

About the IHMA

The IHMA ( is made up of 100 of the world's leading hologram companies. Members include the leading producers and converters of holograms for banknote security, anti-counterfeiting, brand protection, packaging, graphics and other commercial applications around the world, and actively cooperate to maintain the highest professional, security and quality standards.

About ITW Security Division

The ITW Security Division was formed in 2012 through the coming together of the management teams, technologies and resources of Covid Fasver® and Imagedata. Leveraging the strengths of these brands, the ITW Security Division today offers the secure document market a single source supply for high security laminate documents and dye diffusion (D2T2) ribbons.

As an independently operated division of Illinois Tool Works Inc. (ITW), a Fortune 200 company, we have the financial resources necessary to continually invest in new technology, research and development. This global footprint and view has enabled us to supply products to more than half the world’s countries from our secure facilities in the UK, France and USA.

At ITW Security Division we understand that the foundation for secure materials begins with highly secure manufacturing facilities. We manufacture products from start to finish in one of our secure facilities enabling us to meet the ‘under-one-roof’ production requirements demanded by many governments.

Our products and technologies driven by our Covid and Fasver® brands have developed a global reputation for highly advanced security solutions. Overt, covert and forensic security technologies are customised to the specific requirements of each document program to enable the widest combination of personalisation methods and substrates for passport and ID card issuance worldwide. 

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Joanne Ogden – Global Sales Manager 

Tel: +44(0)7557 283631 


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