SOURCE: Toshiba America Information Systems Inc., Telecommunication Systems Division

Toshiba America Information Systems Inc., Telecommunication Systems Division

June 20, 2012 11:00 ET

Toshiba Receives Distinguished Service Award From Orange County Chapter, Public Relations Society of America

Toshiba Also Lauded for Social Media and Blog Programs

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - Jun 20, 2012) - Toshiba America Information Systems Inc., Telecommunication Systems Division (Toshiba) --, today announced that it received the OC PRSA Distinguished Service Award for Organization from the Orange County Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America ( This award is given in recognition of an organization that supports the public relations profession and helps set a standard for the practice of public relations. Toshiba also won Awards of Excellence for its Social Media and Blog programs.

"We are honored to receive this recognition from OC PRSA," said Gail Miller, director of marketing for Toshiba America Information Systems Inc., Telecommunication Systems Division. "These awards are validation that we are excelling both as a service organization here in Orange County as well as in our commitment to the dynamic digital marketing areas that make up our social media and blog programs."

Brian Metherell, vice president and general manager of Toshiba's Telecommunication Systems Division, accepted the Distinguished Service Award on behalf of Toshiba at the OC PRSA PROTOS Awards event held on Friday, June 1 at the OC Fair in Costa Mesa, Calif.

The Awards of Excellence for Toshiba's social media and blog programs were accepted by Brice Green and Matt Curtis of the social media team, which is led by Raleigh Gerber, social media strategist with T&Co. Public Relations of Huntington Beach, Calif. The award also honors social media team member Pete Ambriz as well as contributions from Toshiba's marketing and PR team including Gail Miller, marketing director; Jon Nelson, product marketing manager; Nisha Sheth, marketing manager; and Teri Sawyer of T&Co.

About Toshiba America Information Systems Inc. (TAIS)
Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., TAIS is comprised of three business units: Digital Products Division, Imaging Systems Division, and Telecommunication Systems Division. Together, these divisions provide digital products, services and solutions, including industry-leading portable computers; televisions, TV/DVD Combination products, Blu-ray Disc and DVD products, and portable devices; imaging products for the security, medical and manufacturing markets; and IP business telephone systems with unified communications, collaboration and mobility applications. TAIS provides sales, marketing and services for its wide range of products in the United States and Latin America. TAIS is an independent operating company owned by Toshiba America Inc., a subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation.

About Toshiba
Toshiba is a world-leading diversified manufacturer, solutions provider and marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products and systems. Toshiba Group brings innovation and imagination to a wide range of businesses: digital products, including LCD TVs, notebook PCs, retail solutions and MFPs; electronic devices, including semiconductors, storage products and materials; industrial and social infrastructure systems, including power generation systems, smart community solutions, medical systems and escalators & elevators; and home appliances. Toshiba was founded in 1875 and today operates a global network of more than 550 consolidated companies, with 202,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing 6.1 trillion yen (US$74 billion). Visit Toshiba's web site at

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