“The entire broadcasting and cinematography industry has lost not only an accomplished professional, but a great friend in Joe,” says Steve Solomon, senior VP & GM, recording media division, Fuji Photo Film USA. “His wit and style, and his genuine concern for people made him a pleasure to do business with and a joy to be around. He will be missed dearly.”
Visslailli joined Fujifilm in 1980, rising through the ranks from sales representative to district sales and subsequently regional and national sales manager. In 1995 he was appointed as vice president, field sales, professional products for Fujifilm Magnetic Markets Division. In 2004, his role was expanded with the merger of that division with the computer products division, forming the recording media division.
"Joe and I worked together for 22 years and his humor, zest for life, unqualified caring for those around him and graciousness go unsurpassed,” notes Stan Bauer, former senior VP, sales, recording media division at Fujifilm USA. “He was not only a great leader but a consummate team player and family man, and was respected and loved by all. I personally will miss him as I would a brother and I am a better man for having shared in his life. Although missed, he will never be forgotten.”
A longtime resident of Sea Cliff, NY, Visslailli is survived by his wife Franne, son Derek and daughters Erin, Lauren and Farah. The family asks that those wishing to honor his memory make contributions to Make-A-Wish Foundation of America, Gift Processing Center, P.O. Box 29119, Phoenix, AZ 85038-9119.