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

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) -- 10/23/13 --  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
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. 
The following files are available for download: 

--  KMBS USA Rick Taylor

Contact information 
Konica Minolta Contacts: 
Naeran Rubio
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.
1 201.934.4759
Rachel Reed
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.
1 856.381.0651
Alicia Libucha
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.
1 857.205.0919
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