U.S. K-MINOLTA CEO LOOSES POSTION / SENT BACK TO JAPAN

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U.S. K-MINOLTA CEO LOOSES POSTION / SENT BACK TO JAPAN

 user 2010-03-29 at 10:41:19 am Views: 49
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    U.S. KONICA-MINOLTA CEO LOOSES POSTION AND
    IS SENT BACK TO JAPAN

    Konica
    Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. Announces Change in Executive
    Leadership
    .Konica Minolta Business
    Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta), a leading provider of advanced
    imaging and networking technologies for the desktop to the print shop,
    today announced senior management changes.

    Jun Haraguchi,
    President and Chief Executive Officer will return to Japan to become
    General Manager, Worldwide Sales and Marketing for Konica Minolta
    Business Technologies, Inc. In his new position he will be responsible
    for global sales operations and marketing strategy. Mr. Haraguchi has
    spent the last 13 years in positions of increasing responsibility within
    Konica Minolta, the last five years as President and CEO of Konica
    Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. During his tenure he led the
    successful integration of Konica and Minolta, the integration of several
    acquisitions, most recently Danka Office Imaging, while improving
    market share and the overall operating performance of the company. He
    will remain on the board of directors of Konica Minolta Business
    Solutions U.S.A.

    Nobuo (Ned) Umehara has been named President and
    Chief Executive Officer of Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A.
    effective April 1, 2010. Mr. Umehara, who until recently served as
    General Manager of OEM Sales for Konica Minolta Business Technologies,
    has been with Konica Minolta for 33 years. He has considerable
    experience in the U.S. market having worked here on two separate
    assignments in the past, once in the printer division and once within
    the MFP sales operation. Mr. Umehara will be leading an organization
    with strong brand awareness, award-winning product lines, and a solid
    infrastructure in place.“It has been a privilege leading a dynamic
    organization such as Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A.,” said
    Haraguchi. “Despite the tough economy over the past two years, our
    corporation has been able to grow market share and improve operating
    performance. Ned will be assuming responsibility for a company that is
    led by a strong senior management team and is well positioned for future
    success. I want to thank the entire Konica Minolta family for their
    unwavering support and dedication during my time here, and I look
    forward to their future success – both individually and as a group.”“I
    am honored to take on this important role at this time in our company’s
    history,” said Umehara. “Leveraging the strength of the operation, I
    envision continuing our strategies to expand our presence in commercial
    print, managed print services, and the solutions business while gaining
    share in the core MFP business. One thing is certain, and that is our
    business partners and end users will not be affected during this
    transition. My number one goal is to ensure them they can continue to
    count on Konica Minolta for industry-leading technologies and superior
    service.”