Oce North America Executive Guy Broadhurst Elected to Book Manufacturers'
Institute Board of Directors
Leading industry group recognizes increasing role of digital printing
TRUMBULL, Conn., Nov. 7, 2012
TRUMBULL, Conn., Nov. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Oce, a Canon Group Company and
an international leader in digital document management, today announced that
Oce executive Guy Broadhurst has been elected to serve on the Board of
Directors of the Book Manufacturers' Institute Inc. (BMI). The announcement
was made at BMI's 2012 Annual Conference, held November 4^th through 7^th at
the Ritz-Carlton in Amelia Island, FL.
"I'm thrilled to be joining an esteemed group of professionals on BMI's Board
of Directors," said Broadhurst, Vice President, New Technologies and Client
Solutions, Oce North America, Production Printing Systems. "In this digital
age, the changes experienced in just the last 10 years have been
extraordinary. As technology continues to evolve at an increasingly dizzying
pace, BMI will play an ever more important role in shaping the future
direction of the book industry. I'm excited to be a part of that mission."
"BMI is proud to have Guy join the BMI Board of Directors," said Daniel Bach,
Executive Vice President, BMI. "Guy will be very instrumental in the planning
and development of programs that will provide value to the members of BMI, and
support efforts to expand their membership base in the digital print markets."
For more than 25 years, Broadhurst worked in digital printing technology. At
Oce North America, he has been responsible for directing development,
positioning, marketing and sales support for all digital printing systems,
document and workflow management software, media development, and pre- and
post-processing and finishing alliances. Broadhurst has been directly involved
in bringing a number of key innovations to market, ultimately helping many
companies achieve their goals. A recognized industry expert, Broadhurst is
also a popular conference speaker and columnist.
Broadhurst's election to BMI's Board of Directors marks his second such
appointment in just over a year. In September 2011, Broadhurst was elected to
the Board of Directors of the Accrediting Council for Collegiate Graphic
Communications, Inc. (ACCGC), an independent body of industry and education
professionals devoted to promoting excellence in graphic communications
education. He views such honors as acknowledgement of the increasing role that
digital press manufacturers are playing in today's book industry.
"These two Board appointments serve as proof of the recognition that
manufacturers like Oce bring a wealth of information to help this industry,"
said Broadhurst. "It's a wonderful opportunity for me to help shape and
influence and to receive as much knowledge as possible about what's going on
in the industry which will in turn enable Oce to better serve its customers."
Founded in 1933, BMI is the leading nationally recognized trade association of
the book manufacturing industry. From its efforts to promote readership and
literacy to its unparalleled networking opportunities, BMI provides tremendous
value to both its member companies and others associated with the book
industry, serving as an intra-industry communications link between book
manufacturers, publishers, suppliers, and governmental bodies.
Oce is one of the leading providers of document management and printing for
professionals. The Oce offering includes office printing and copying systems,
high speed digital production printers and wide format printing systems for
both technical documentation and color display graphics. Oce is also a
foremost supplier of document management outsourcing. Many of the Fortune
Global 500 companies and leading commercial printers are Oce customers. The
company was founded in 1877. With headquarters in Venlo, The Netherlands, Oce
is active in over 100 countries and employs more than 20,000 people
worldwide. Oce North America is headquartered in Trumbull, CT, with
additional business units in Chicago, IL and Boca Raton, FL. For more
information, visit www.oce.com.
Oce and Canon: Stronger together
In 2010 Oce joined the Canon Group of companies with headquarters in Tokyo,
Japan, to create the global leader in the printing industry. Canon develops,
manufactures and markets a growing line-up of copying machines, printers,
cameras, optical and other products that meet a diverse range of customer
needs. The Canon Group comprises over 198,000 employees worldwide. Global net
sales in 2011 totalled USD 45.6 billion. Visit the Canon Inc. website at
About Canon U.S.A.,
Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business,
and industrial digital imaging solutions. With approximately $45.6 billion in
global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall
in U.S. patents registered in 2011* and is one of Fortune Magazine's World's
Most Admired Companies in 2012. In 2012, for the ninth consecutive year, Canon
U.S.A. has received the PCMag.com Readers' Choice Award for Service and
Reliability. Committed to the highest level of customer satisfaction and
loyalty, Canon U.S.A. provides 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and
support for all of the products it distributes. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to
its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. To keep
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