Alfred Coda, founder of Coda Inc. and Past President of the New Jersey chapter of the Professional Photographers of America, died on Jan. 1. He was 89.
The New Jersey native was the founder of Coda Studios, Coda Color Lab and Coda, Inc. He was an active member of the Professional Photographers of America and eventually served as president of the New Jersey PPA. Coda was a Master of Photography and was named a Fellow of Photography at the 13th annual convention of the PPA.
Coda pioneered the use of pressure sensitive adhesives for graphic mounting and laminating. He founded Coda in 1974 and developed the first mass-produced cold-mount laminator. Coda, Inc. is still a leader in the industry today, headed by Coda's son, Lee.
In a statement released on Tuesday night the family thanked many in the industry "for their friendship and support shown to Al throughout the years." Donations can be made in his memory to the American Lung Association or a charity of choice.
Coda, Inc. can be contacted through their website at www.codamount.com