Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. (Ramsey, N.J.) has announced key management changes to support it digital transformation strategy and extend its global reach in services and technology. The changes are designed to accelerate the company’s digital transformation, leverage its investment in All Covered, and enable enhanced custom workflow solutions to better meet customer and market demands. “I have been inspired by the agility and resilience I’ve seen throughout the company as we continue to transform our business and extend our global reach. Our office technology and industrial and production printing product areas are key strengths for our organization, and our strategy is solid,” said Rick Taylor, President and CEO at Konica Minolta U.S.A. “These management changes are intended to strengthen our position in the marketplace and provide our dealer and direct-sales organizations with a cohesive leadership structure to better serve our customers.”
Sam Errigo will lead the digital transformation strategy within his existing role as Executive Vice President of Sales and Business Development. Kevin Kern will take on a new position as Senior Vice President, Digital Transformation and Emerging Technologies. Kern will be responsible for setting the direction and strategies to accelerate customer adoption of digital transformation, working closely with Konica Minolta’s engineering teams and R&D laboratory. He will also oversee Konica Minolta’s software and solutions-planning functions – including emerging technologies such as Mobotix smart security camera solutions and BIS operations.
As IT services expands within Konica Minolta’s global portfolio, Todd Croteau, President at All Covered, will lead the charge to streamline worldwide operations, unify infrastructure readiness, and harmonize the OEMs portfolio of services in the IT sector. Croteau will continue to run All Covered, in conjunction with his newly added global responsibilities, and will also oversee Enterprise Content Management to better align the professional services organizations.
A realignment of business development resources within Konica Minolta’s Graphic Communications and Industrial Print (GCIP) areas should also strengthen its expansion and presence within the industrial and production print space, while supporting its strategy for exponential growth. Bill Troxil, Senior Vice President of Industrial and Inkjet Printing, will expand his team to encompass industrial print, embellishment and labeling products, production print support, while maintaining responsibilities for the AccurioJet KM-1 and KM-1e Inkjet Presses. In his new role, Troxil will oversee all aspects of Konica Minolta’s global partnership with MGI Digital Technology. The strategic alliance established in 2014 allows Konica Minolta to provide embellishment solutions to the packaging and label printing sector – including hot-foil stamping and embossing equipment in response to the digitalization needs in the professional printing market.
Finally, Dino Pagliarello has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Product Management and Planning. In this capacity, he’ll continue to work on building an industry-leading product road map for printers, office and industrial and production print. With more than 19 years at the company, Pagliarello has accumulated extensive experience in all facets of the business, and works collaboratively with a global engineering team to share his knowledge of the industrial and production print market. “Production print is going to continue to be a growing area for our organization and we are committed to keeping businesses moving,” he said. “I’m incredibly proud of the innovation and determination my team has shown, especially during these challenging times, to help our customers prepare for the commercial print economy recovery.”
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