*NEWS*OCE TO CAPITALIZE ON IMAGISTICS AQ
*NEWS*OCE TO CAPITALIZE ON IMAGISTICS AQ
2005-12-08 at 11:04:00 am #13606
Océ Moves to Capitalize on Imagistics Acquisition
will establish Océ Imagistics, a new division that combines the office
business of Imagistics International with the office and Digital
Printing Centers (DPCs) business of Océ North America’s Digital
Document Systems (DDS) division.
Venlo, December 2005 – Océ
N.V. a global leader in digital document management and delivery
solutions with pro forma annual revenues of euro 3.1 billion (US$ 3.7
billion), today announced a series of actions to capitalize on the
opportunities provided by its recent acquisition of Imagistics
• Establishes Océ Imagistics organization to focus on Office and Digital Printing Centers
• Elects Marc C. Breslawsky to Board of Directors of Océ USA Holding Inc.
• Appoints Joseph D. Skrzypczak as President & CEO of Océ Imagistics
January 1, 2006, Océ will establish Océ Imagistics, a new division that
combines the office business of Imagistics International with the
office and Digital Printing Centers (DPCs) business of Océ North
America’s Digital Document Systems (DDS) division. Océ Imagistics will
have annual revenues in excess of $700 million. The other operations of
DDS, based in Boca Raton, Florida, will focus on the high-speed
production and transaction printing, variable data and publishing needs
of digital print providers and customers in graphic arts, direct mail
and corporate IT centers.
Jan Dix, member of the Board of Executive
Directors of Océ N.V. and President and Chief Executive Officer of Océ
USA Holding Inc., stated, “The establishment of Océ Imagistics will
bring the best and broadest product line in the industry to the market
with a highly focused sales organization. With approximately 1,300
dedicated sales representatives supported by a world class service
organization, we are able to focus on opportunities in the networked
office, large corporate and government Digital Printing Centers,
commercial printing, and high-speed production printing markets. This
is in addition to Océ North America’s existing sales efforts in the
large format printing and outsourced document process management
The team responsible for integrating Imagistics into the
Océ family carefully assessed the market opportunities and identified
the optimum organizational structure and leadership. A number of other
integration efforts are in progress including rationalization of IT
systems, field office locations, financial reporting, and back office
Marc C. Breslawsky, formerly Chairman and
Chief Executive Officer of Océ Imagistics, has retired from the
day-to-day leadership of the company. Mr. Breslawsky will continue as a
member of the board of directors of Océ USA Holding Inc. and as an
advisor to the Océ family of companies on a long-term basis.
careful consideration all parties concluded that the contribution of
Mr. Breslawsky to a successful integration of Imagistics and further
development of Océ’s business in the United States will be better
served by a longer term, dedicated role in the Board of Océ-USA Holding
Inc. instead of being a member of the Executive Board of Océ N.V. with
the full scope of corporate responsibilities.
Joseph D. Skrzypczak,
previously President and Chief Operating Officer of Océ Imagistics, has
assumed the responsibility of President and Chief Executive Officer of
Océ Imagistics effective December 1, 2005. Mr. Skrzypczak joined Pitney
Bowes in 1981 and held increasingly responsible positions in finance
and operations. He served as Chief Operating Officer of Dictaphone
Corporation, which was spun-off from Pitney Bowes in 1995. He joined
Imagistics in 2001 and was responsible for executing the company’s
successful business strategy, which resulted in earnings growth in
excess of 20 percent annually.
Jan Dix, member of the Board of
Executive Directors of Océ N.V. will remain President and CEO of Océ
USA Holding Inc., responsible for all Océ activities in North America.
Rokus van Iperen, Océ N.V. CEO and Chairman, commented, “Marc
Breslawsky has had a distinguished career in the office products
industry. Under his skilled leadership, Imagistics evolved into a
highly successful company and we expect to continue to receive the
benefits of his experience as a consultant. I am excited about the
tremendous growth prospects of the Océ family of companies and I am
confident in the proven leadership abilities of Jan Dix at Océ North
America and Joe Skrzypczak at Océ Imagistics.”
the aforementioned organization, Océ Imagistics will expand its focus
into the high-volume DPCs of large corporate and government customers.
The company is establishing a dedicated sales and marketing group to
serve the high-volume DPC market segment.
Nick Klitsie, currently
the Business Manager of Océ Wide Format Printing Systems in the UK,
will lead this new group from the Océ Imagistics offices in Trumbull,
Connecticut as Vice President and Business Group Manager DPC. Mr.
Klitsie joined Océ in 1986 and his career has included positions of
increasing responsibility in the marketing and business management of
office, wide format, and high-speed printing systems. His experience
includes tours of duty at the Océ International Headquarters in Venlo,
The Netherlands, and the Océ Far East operations in Singapore.
the high volume sales and marketing functions reside within Océ
Imagistics greatly enhances the company’s strategic thrust to leverage
the customer base and sales and service organizations of Océ and
Imagistics, providing a robust capability to refer customers and cross