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|Founded||1936, by Bruce Reinecker and Eldon Rothgeb|
|Headquarters||Eden Prairie, Minnesota|
|Key people||Paul Harmel (CEO) and Chairman
Richard P. Erickson,
P. Robert Larson,
Randolph Pladson Board Members
Lifetouch, originally named National School Studios, is a photography company founded in 1936 by Bruce Reinecker and Eldon Rothgeb. Lifetouch has its corporate headquarters in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, with production plants in Chesapeake, Virginia; Chico, California; Ohio; Muncie, Indiana; Winnipeg, Manitoba; Reno, Nevada; and Chattanooga, Tennessee. In 1978, 100 percent of the company's ownership was transferred to its employees, and it now promotes itself as the largest employee-owned company in the photography industry. Lifetouch specializes in school portraits. The Portrait Studio Division also operates as The jcp portraits and The Target Portrait Studio. The newest addition to the Portrait Studio Division of the company is the Premier brand Flash! Digital Portraits and Cilento Photography.
Paul Harmel is the current CEO and Chairman of the Board. The other board members include John Anderson, James Campbell, Richard P. Erickson, Donald Goldfus, Richard Hassel, Ted Koenecke, P. Robert Larson, and Randolph Pladson.
On November 9, 2011, Lifetouch Inc. announced that it had purchased all of Olan Mills photography business, Church Directories and Portrait Studios, corporate functions and their production operation in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
- "Lifetouch Acquires Olan Mills". Chattanooga Times Free Press. 2011-11-09. Retrieved 2011-11-09.