Robert Heiber - President
A graduate of Purdue University, Robert (Bob) Heiber began his career in 1973 as a 16mm industrial filmmaker in Chicago, Illinois. In 1979 Bob joined Warner Bros. in studio operations prior to becoming the General Manager of Chace Productions in 1990. In 1992, he became the president of the company and continued on in the role of Vice President of Audio Preservation and Restoration after Chace was acquired by Deluxe Media in 2009 and retired in 2014. A frequent speaker at conferences and seminars worldwide, Bob has also served as a committee member or chair for six national panels for the Library of Congress on sound preservation and restoration. A member of AMIA since 1991, he was awarded the association’s, Silver Light Award for career achievement in 2014. In 1999 he became a member of The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.
Richard Utley - Vice President
Richard (Rick) Utley was the VP and GM of PRO-TEK Vault Services, a LAC Group company. He was LAC’s primary liaison with studio asset protection managers and other moving image content owners in addition to supervising the PRO-TEK preservation vaults, inspection center and still archive services located in Burbank, California. Rick began his career in the motion picture industry in 1966 at Metrocolor Laboratories on the MGM Studio lot. He spent 24 years at Metrocolor and was superintendent of lab operations from 1983 to 1989. Rick was manager of lab operations for Technicolor, Inc., in Los Angeles from 1989 until he joined Kodak in May of 1993 to develop a new preservation service business for the long-term preservation of motion picture and television studio assets. Rick retired in 2015 after 48 years of service to the motion picture community receiving the William S. O’Farrell Volunteer Award at the 2014 Association of Moving Image Archivist conference. A member of the Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) since 1993 Rick served on their board of directors as Treasurer for six years.
Louis M. Fiore - Treasurer
A graduate of California State Northridge, Lou began his career in film post production at Chace Productions, Inc. in 1991, where he served as Secretary, Chief Financial Officer and director for 19 years. He currently serves as Controller at Manifold, LLC an experiential creative agency. A member of the California Society of CPAs and AICPA, he currently holds and active CPA license and volunteers his time assisting non-profit organizations that foster and support the creative community.
Robin G. Heiber - Secretary
Robin Heiber, a graduate of Northwestern University and the University of Chicago, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a private practice in suburban Los Angeles. Prior to private practice, Mrs. Heiber ran various social service departments and adolescent programs in mental health settings.
Ken Weissman worked in film post-production and preservation for over 40 years, the last 36 plus for the Library of Congress. During his career, Ken directed the Library’s restoration of such films as MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON, THE MALTESE FALCON, WHERE ARE MY CHILDREN?, THE BLUE EAGLE, BIG FELLA, and under a grant from the National Film Preservation Foundation, a restoration of Paul Robeson's THE EMPEROR JONES.
Beginning in the late 1990’s, he was intimately involved in the design, construction, and commissioning of the new motion picture preservation laboratory located at the Library’s state of the art Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation. The laboratory includes both traditional photo-chemical as well as digital DI workflows in order to preserve and make accessible the Library’s massive film collection.
After retiring from Library service in December of 2017, Ken was named the 2018 AMIA Silver Light award winner for career achievement.