Trip the light fantastic: The nimbler ways of laser phosphor

Rich McPherson, Senior Product Manager (NEC Display Solutions)

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Rich McPherson, Sr. Product Manager of Projectors for NEC Display Solutions of America, Inc., is responsible for the company’s full projector lineup. Rich manages the marketing and messaging of projector families, pricing and inventory issues, product roadmaps and all engineering and technical aspects of the projectors.  Additionally, Rich works closely with the sales and channel marketing teams.

Rich has an extensive background in product management and has been with NEC since 1995.  With over 25 years in the projection industry, Rich has covered a large spectrum of positions. Starting in customer service as a service technician at the beginning of his career, he moved into a management role before moving to engineering. His next career move was into product management roles first with Plasma Displays and then Projectors. Rich holds dual degrees in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Technology from Corning Community College.


Solid state light sources are changing the face of projection technologies in classrooms, board rooms, conference rooms, and points in between.  In this session, NEC will delineate the high-brightness capabilities, lower power consumption, 24×7 run times, 20K hours of lifespan, and maintenance-free attributes of laser phosphor, the latest advancement in projector technology.