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Steve Haber

Sony, Digital Reading Division

As President of Sony's Digital Reading Division, Steve Haber is responsible for the global direction and development of Sony’s Reader Digital Book, Sony’s eBook Store in the US and relationships with affiliate book stores overseas. The Reader business is Sony’s first global consumer electronics business to be headquartered in the United States. Prior to this position, he was the Executive Vice President of Sony Electronics’ Consumer Product Group, which included the Home Products, Digital Imaging & Audio Products, Information Technology, Media Applications and Solutions business divisions. Before heading up the Consumer Product Group, Haber was the Senior Vice President of Sony Electronics’ Digital Imaging and Audio Division (DIAD). As such, he oversaw the product management and marketing of the company’s digital still cameras, camcorders, digital photo printers, personal audio, mobile electronics and accessories related to these categories. One of the many highlights was the launch of Alpha, Sony’s first digital SLR camera, which was named “Camera of the Year” by Popular Photography in 2006. Prior to his leadership of DIAD, Haber was Senior Vice President of Sony’s Personal Mobile and Imaging Division. Under his direction, the brand value of Cyber-Shot grew by $600 million and was recognized as a “Breakaway Brand” by Fortune Magazine in 2005. He also launched two new formats of Handycam camcorders: DVD and hard disk drive. Both formats climbed to number one marketing share in their respective categories within a year of their launch. Since joining the Sony family in 1988, Haber has assumed many different capacities, including director of sales for the Consumer Audio Video Group/Personal Audio Video where he had overall sales responsibility for general audio, personal video and accessory products. Before joining Sony, Haber was president and founder of Trolley Stereo, a college audio and video retail and mail order business. Haber attended Bentley College in Waltham, Mass. and has an MBA from Pepperdine University's Graziadio School of Business and Management.