SOURCE: Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.

October 23, 2013 09:00 ET

Konica Minolta's Rick Taylor Receives Executive of the Year Award

Company President, COO Acknowledged as Executive of the Year by THE CANNATA REPORT in 28th Annual Dealer Survey

RAMSEY, N.J. --(Marketwired - October 23, 2013) - Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) today announces that Rick Taylor, President and Chief Operating Officer for Konica Minolta, has been named "Executive of the Year" for the third consecutive year by THE CANNATA REPORT, a leading print and digital media resource for the office products and workflow solutions industry for 32 years and counting.

"This is the seventh time that Rick Taylor has earned the honor of being selected by independent dealers as the Manufacturer Executive of the Year. He exemplifies what dealers seek to find in the senior corporate executives that they must interface with on a frequent basis," says Frank G. Cannata, Marketing Research Consultants, LLC. "I have known Rick for close to 20 years and I have seen firsthand how well he executed his responsibilities for two major manufacturers. We extend our personal congratulations for a job well done."

The awards were presented at THE CANNATA REPORT's 28th Annual Awards and Charities Dinner on Wednesday, October 16. This year's charitable effort was focused on raising funds for the MaryAnn Ingoglia Leukemia Research Grant established by THE CANNATA REPORT at the Hackensack University Medical Center last year. This year THE CANNATA REPORT, owned and operated by Marketing Research Consultants LLC (MRC), raised in excess of $130,000 (given and pledged), while THE CANNATA REPORT has raised approximately $1.2 million to date for various other philanthropic organizations. Dealers and prominent industry executives were the presenters at the awards ceremony, attended annually by all major copier/printer manufacturers in the industry.

"I am honored to receive this award as it reflects how the leadership at Konica Minolta is committed to our dealers and their success," says Taylor. "I am surrounded by an incredible team here at Konica Minolta that dealer partners continue to count on for superior support and service."

Prior to joining Konica Minolta in 2008, Taylor served as President and CEO of Toshiba America Business Solutions, where he was also named "Executive of the Year" in 2001, 2003, and 2006 based on the annual survey of more than 300 independent office equipment dealers.

About Konica Minolta

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. is a leader in advanced document management technologies and IT Services. The company focuses on complete business solutions including production print systems, digital presses, multifunctional products (MFPs), managed print services, vertical application solutions and related services and supplies. Konica Minolta has won numerous awards and recognition including being recognized as the #1 Brand for Customer Loyalty in the MFP Office Copier Market by Brand Keys for six consecutive years, and "A3 MFP Line of the Year" award winner from Buyers Laboratory LLC for three consecutive years. In 2012, Konica Minolta received "Document Imaging Solutions Line of the Year" recognition from BLI. Konica Minolta, Inc. has also been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for two years in a row. For more information, please visit www.CountOnKonicaMinolta.com and follow Konica Minolta on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.

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