Alan Dresner, general manager of Electrosonic's US Work Environments Business, passed away on July 8, in Minneapolis, of lung cancer. He was 52.

Dresner brought Electrosonic a wealth of knowledge based on over 25 years in the industry. "Alan was an assertive sales manager and a well-disciplined, process-oriented leader, possessing a solid understanding of the technology and strategies employed in the industry," says Kyle Carpenter, CEO of the Electrosonic Group.

Prior to heading up the Electrosonic division, Dresner was director of Christie's control room and immersive visualization business. From October 2002 to April 2005, Dresner was Christie's senior director, Advanced Media Display Group for the US and South/Latin America. He began a 15-year career with Electrohome in late 1985 starting as a consultant to Electrohome USA, Inc.'s Projection Systems Group in Washington. He was promoted to market development manager for control rooms and other emerging display markets, While at Electrohome he served as product manager, director of market development, and subsequently relocated to the UK as general manager and then vice president of Electroshome's European and Asian subsidiaries in England and Singapore.

Dresner is survived by his wife, Deya', and his son Alexander.