Toshimitsu Taiko Assumes Senior Leadership Role at Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A.

Toshimitsu Taiko Assumes Senior Leadership Role at Konica Minolta Business 
Solutions U.S.A. 
Former Director of Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc. Named
Chairman and CEO 
RAMSEY, NJ -- (Marketwire) -- 04/01/13 --  Konica Minolta Business
Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) today announces senior
management changes within the organization. Effective today,
President and Chief Executive Officer Nobuo (Ned) Umehara will be
moving back to Konica Minolta's Tokyo Headquarters, and Toshimitsu
(Tom) Taiko will be taking over the senior leadership role within the
organization. President and Chief Operating Officer Rick Taylor will
also be taking on an expanded role within the organization. 
Nobuo (Ned) Umehara has spent the last 36 years with Konica Minolta
in increasing positions of responsibility within the company. During
his tenure as CEO of Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., from
March 2010 to March 2013, Umehara oversaw a period of unprecedented
growth and increasing market share. During this time, the company
entered the IT Services market with the acquisition of All Covered
along with 13 additional acquisitions to build a leading IT Services
company, as recognized by MSP Mentor. 
"It has been a privilege leading a dynamic organization such as
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A.," says Umehara. "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." 
Toshimitsu (Tom) Taiko has been named Chairman and Chief Executive
Officer of Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., effective April
1, 2013. Taiko, who until recently served as Director of Konica
Minolta Business Technologies, Inc., has been with the company since
1986. He has a background in strategic planning and business
development along with successful previous assignments in both the
United States and Europe. Taiko will be leading an organization with
strong brand awareness, award-winning product lines, and a solid
infrastructure. 
"The past few years have been very exciting for Konica Minolta
Business Solutions U.S.A.," says Taiko. "The team has done a terrific
job expanding the business into the IT Services and solutions space
and I envision continuing our current strategies to expand our
presence in commercial print, managed print services, IT Services and
the solutions business while gaining share in the core MFP business." 
Rick Taylor, President and Chief Operating Officer, has been
appointed to Konica Minolta's Global Strategy Council, which reports
directly to Masatoshi Matsuzaki, Chief Executive Officer of Konica
Minolta Inc. This role, which is in addition to his day-to-day
responsibilities for the overall operation of Konica Minolta Business
Solutions U.S.A., will focus on business transformation and growth
strategies for Konica Minolta globally.  
"The appointment to this council is a testament to the hard work and
success of the entire Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. team,"
says Taylor. "Our customers know that they can count on our employees
to not only meet their expectations but to exceed them on a daily
basis." 
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 years in a row. For the third consecutive year, Buyers
Laboratory LLC (BLI) has named Konica Minolta as the winner of its
"A3 MFP Line of the Year" award. In 2012, Konica Minolta also
received "Document Imaging Solutions Line of the Year" recognition
from BLI -- and has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World
Index in recognition of the company's economic, environmental and
social performance. For more information, please visit
www.CountOnKonicaMinolta.com and follow Konica Minolta on Facebook,
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Konica Minolta Contacts
Naeran Rubio
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.
+1 201.934.4759
nrubio@kmbs.konicaminolta.us 
Rachel Reed
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.
+1 856.381.0651
rachel.reed@kmbs.konicaminolta.us 
Alicia Libucha
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.
+1 857.205.0919
alibucha@kmbs.konicaminolta.us 
 
 
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