LANCASTER, Pa. — May 22, 2018 — OpSec Security, the global leader in securing, enhancing, and protecting brands, services, and revenues, is excited to announce that Bill Patterson, Vice President of Corporate Marketing, has been appointed to the Board of Directors for the International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association (LIMA) effective July 1, 2018.
LIMA is the leading trade organization for the global licensing industry. Founded in 1985, LIMA’s mission is to foster the growth and expansion of licensing around the world, raise the level of professionalism for licensing practitioners, and create greater awareness of the benefits of licensing to the business community at large.
Starting with OpSec in March 2003, Bill Patterson was involved in all aspects of OpSec’s business until his promotion to lead the licensing business in 2006. Bill has worked with such prestigious licensed properties as MLB, NFL, NBA, NHL, MLS, NASCAR, Learfield Licensing, Hard Rock, WWE, Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe, Peanuts, Manchester United and Angry Birds/Rovio. Appointed to the position of Vice President of Corporate Marketing in 2015, Bill continues to be actively involved in OpSec’s licensing business and serves as an ambassador for OpSec in promoting trademark protection for both brand owners and licensees.
“We’re thrilled that LIMA has accepted Bill onto their Board of Directors,” said Richard Cremona, CEO of OpSec Security. “I have seen him firsthand with clients and in educational seminars, panel discussions and trade events. LIMA and its members have a great advocate for brand owners’ rights with Bill on the Board.”