Recognized as a photographic imaging industry leader, Dan (Dano) Steinhardt has over three decades of business experience in photography. In addition to national academic achievement, Steinhardt was first recognized for his photography when Scholastic Magazine awarded him the Grand Prize as the best high school photographer in North America. As Marketing Manager at Epson America of Long Beach, CA, Steinhardt's responsibilities help position Epson as a key player in the photographic industry to high-end professional and amateur photo markets. He also works in the development of new imaging products for photographic markets.
Steinhardt was fortunate to have attended Reseda High School in Los Angeles CA studying under the legendary Warren King. While still in high school, Steinhardt began assisting professional photographers in Hollywood CA. Because of his background at Reseda High and experience as a photo assistant, Steinhardt was awarded advanced standing at Brooks Institute of Photography, Santa Barbara CA where he double majored in Advertising/Illustration and Industrial/Scientific photography graduating with a Bachelors degree at the age of 20.
After graduation from Brooks Institute, Steinhardt operated his own commercial photography studio in Chicago, IL from 1980 to 1988 specializing in advertising photography for national clients. During this time Steinhardt specialized in large format table-top product and food photography and was voted by American Photographer Magazine as, "New face in advertising photography".
Before joining Epson, Steinhardt was a marketing director in the Professional Division at Eastman Kodak Company and held a variety of positions at Eastman Kodak in Rochester NY and New York City including strategic marketing director, market segment manager and professional imaging specialist.
In addition to a bachelor's degree with honors from Brooks Institute of Photography, Santa Barbara, CA. He has completed additional studies in the business schools of Harvard University, Cambridge MA, the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA and the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.