Meet the DTDCH Team
Owner & Founder
Peter Siegel is the Director and founder of DT Cultural Heritage. Dedicated to the cultural heritage community, he has developed a series of reprographic and book capture benches and a reprographic camera system as well as film scanning solutions and accessories that are purpose-built to meet the specialized needs of cultural institutions. This was a natural fit, as he has served the not-for-profit community for over 25 years.
Before coming to Digital Transitions over 10 years ago, Peter was the Head of Digital Imaging and Photography for Harvard Art Museums and Fine Arts Library. Here he planned and implemented the modernization of the entire imaging lab and photography services department by designing and integrating image capture technologies for image creation, management, and permanence. Peter was also the Director of Digital Imaging at the American Museum of Natural History. Peter was responsible for all aspects of the Digital Imaging program and created an image database containing over 270,000 high-resolution images from collections, catalog ledgers, and archives. He also incorporated and designed digital imaging technologies to integrate other museum collections.
Peter’s history working in the cultural heritage community is why DT Cultural Heritage has become the country’s leading provider of high-end digitization solutions. His true understanding of the importance of reliable equipment with a dependable technical support team standing behind their products is why we stand out and have partnered with Phase One, the worldwide leader in digital imaging technology.
Phone: 212.529.6825 x2280
Ziv is a 28 year veteran in the photography industry. Previously with Phase One Inc, he has served as General Manager, VP of Sales & Marketing, as well as numerous Sales and Product management positions. Ziv began his tech career at Scitex Corporation in 1993 as an application engineer, and was instrumental in the development of flatbed scanning technologies and applications. He brings a good understanding of client needs context and strategic digitization solutions.
Phone: 212-529-6825 ext. 2260
Eastern Sales Manager
Wayne Cozzolino, a long-time veteran in the photography industry, provides complete high-end digitization solutions, and most importantly, expert level knowledge and support tailored to the needs of this specialized market. Over the years Wayne has enjoyed working with museums, and is excited to provide the complete solutions that make the DT Cultural Heritage unique.
With 25 years of experience serving photographers and cultural institutions working at MidCity Camera, Calumet Photographic, SSI and ProCenter Camera, Wayne has a reputation of providing long-term customer service and providing “big picture” solutions. As a photographer and mentor himself, his passion for honing his own craft and sharing that knowledge with the community makes him a perfect fit for the DT Cultural Heritage and our mission.
Phone: 212.529.6825 x2330
Western Sales Manager
Carol has over 30 years of experience in the imaging industry, with 15 years specifically dedicated to cultural heritage. Previously with Kirtas Technologies, she helped develop the market with automated book imaging technology & services. This has given her a great deal of insight on how to help institutions succeed at large scale conversion projects.
Carol utilizes a consultative approach for clients requiring the implementation of both high quality and efficient systems for all types of materials including: bound books, flat material, photographs and negatives. Together with the DT Cultural Heritage technical team, Carol will offer ideal solutions based on her clients’ current applications as well as future needs.
Phone: 212.529.6825 x2340
Central Sales Manager
A native of New Orleans, LA, Jerry has been a professional photographer for his whole working career. His career has been rich with diversity in assignments. From Super Bowls to Presidents, to the Pope, to great chefs, to Saturday Night Live and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, to priceless Art, Architecture, to the Indy 500 over a dozen times… Products… People… Places… Things… and Food… Oh, the FOOD!!
After Jerry finished a three-year contract as a photographer at the Dallas Museum of Art, one of four photographers shooting the entire collection of priceless art and objects, where he used Phase One cameras, and Capture One software from Digital Transitions. At the end of his contract, he liked the equipment and the company so much that he went to work for Digital Transitions in the summer of 2017. His easy and humorous demeanor and style make him a natural in front of a crowd when it comes to teaching and training. Now living in Lewisville, TX after Hurricane Katrina, Jerry really enjoys working for DT Cultural Heritage and still enjoys photography when time allows.
Phone: 212.529.6825 x2490
Mid-Western Sales Manager
Michael Chan is a native of New York City and has an extensive background in art handling. He has worked on document and gilded frame restoration as well as bookmaking. Michael is a history and photography enthusiast and has a degree in Mechanical Engineering.
Previously a Systems Installer for DT Cultural Heritage, Michael is now providing consulting services to our cultural heritage clients. His experience implementing our systems gives him the expertise required to help institutions integrate solutions that will not only enhance their digitization program but also achieve the highest quality output of their collections.
Phone: 212.529.6825 x2390
Co-Owner & Head of R&D
Doug is the Head of Research and Design at Digital Transitions. He has a BS in Commercial Photography from Ohio University and has worked on the technology side of high-end digital imaging his entire career. Since joining the DT Cultural Heritage his focus has shifted strongly toward imaging in preservation settings. He is the lead author of the Phase One Color Reproduction Guide and Imaging for the Future: Digitization Program Planning, and has presented multiple short courses at the IS&T Archiving imaging conference.
Phone: 212.529.6825 x2350
Cultural Heritage Technical Support Specialist
Ben Cort has been working in professional imaging and cultural heritage for the past 12 years. He began his career as a digital tech and lighting assistant, while working at the Portland Art Museum to develop an in-house imaging program. His tenure at PAM saw the imaging program grow from a volunteer position to a core function of the museum, and centerpiece of the Pacific Northwest cultural heritage landscape. He is active in the community as well, serving as the MCN Digital Imaging Special Interest Group Chair from 2018 to 2021, and delivering talks on heritage imaging nationwide.
Phone: O: 212-529-6825 ext 2410
Joseph King has a soft spot for all things technological. With a background in both photography and mechanical engineering, he is able to understand clients’ concerns in high-end imaging as well as provide step-by-step instructions on hardware system troubleshooting.
Joseph believes that to solve a problem; the process will need to be analytical and methodical in order to derive a solution that is permanent. Like DT Cultural Heritage’s slogan, “Do it once, do it right”; he applies that ideology to all the technical support cases he encounters and ensures that the communication between he and the clients is clear, and problems are resolved at the root.
Phone: 212.529.6825 x2320
Scott Newirth earned a bachelor’s degree in photography from the Rochester Institute of Technology. Before joining Digital Transitions, Scott spent several years as camera equipment coordinator at a photographic rental house and worked for 15 years as a commercial photographer in New York City, producing advertisements for clients including Proctor & Gamble, Fidelity Investments, and Chase Bank. In addition to his commercial work, Scott also taught studio photography for several semesters at the Parsons School of Design.
To support DT’s clients he calls on his first-hand knowledge of the photographic process and previous experiences with how equipment works and why it breaks. This enhances his extensive knowledge of DT’s Phase One and other reprographic systems allowing him to provide excellent support by phone as well as face to face. He clearly explains the workings of camera systems and software and methodically troubleshoots the cause of a malfunction or bug and provides a solution.
Phone: 212.529.6825 x2310
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