Ricoh receives recognition at leading industry annual awards dinner
THE CANNATA REPORT names Ricoh 'MFP Manufacturer of the Year,' honors former
Chairman & CEO with Lifetime Achievement Award
MALVERN, Pa., Oct. 28, 2013
MALVERN, Pa., Oct. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Ricoh Americas Corporation today
announced it was named the MFP Manufacturer of the Year by THE CANNATA REPORT,
published by Marketing Research Consultants LLC, which also honored former
Ricoh Americas Chairman & CEO Katsumi "Kirk" Yoshida with a Lifetime
The awards were presented at THE CANNATA REPORT's 28^th Annual Awards and
Charities Dinner held on October 16 at the Park Savoy in Florham Park, NJ.
This year's event brought imaging and document solutions industry dealers and
manufacturers together who raised and pledged a total of more than $130,000
for the MaryAnn Ingoglia Memorial Grant for Leukemia Research at Hackensack
University Medical Center. Since 1997, THE CANNATA REPORT, along with imaging
and document solutions industry dealers, has raised approximately $1.2 million
for various charities.
Senior Vice President of Marketing Dominic Pontrelli accepted the award for
MFP Manufacturer of the Year on behalf of Ricoh. The distinction was given
based on responses to THE CANNATA REPORT's 28^th Annual Dealer Survey where
255 dealers provided feedback on which manufacturer they believe provides the
best multifunction products (MFPs).
"For many years our dealers have been at the forefront of our business,
helping to solve customers' business challenges while serving as ambassadors
of the Ricoh brand," said Pontrelli. "It is a great honor for Ricoh to be
recognized by the dealer community with this MFP Manufacturer of the Year
award as their continued collaboration with us is critical to making
information work for our customers."
THE CANNATA REPORT also presented Kirk Yoshida with a Lifetime Achievement
Award. Beginning his career at Ricoh Company, Ltd. in 1967, Yoshida dedicated
a total of 18 years to Ricoh's U.S. business between 1973 and 2009, including
five years as Chairman & CEO of Ricoh Americas Corporation (1998-2002 and
2008-2009). Retiring from Ricoh in 2012, Yoshida received this award from
substantial recommendations by dealers and was ultimately chosen by THE
CANNATA REPORT for the significant impact he made on the industry.
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| About Ricoh |
Ricoh is a global technology company specializing in office imaging equipment,
production print solutions, document management systems and IT services.
Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh Group operates in about 200 countries and
regions. In the financial year ending March 2013, Ricoh Group had worldwide
sales of 1,924 billion yen (approx. 20 billion USD).
The majority of the company's revenue comes from products, solutions and
services that improve the interaction between people and information. Ricoh
also produces award-winning digital cameras and specialized industrial
products. It is known for the quality of its technology, the exceptional
standard of its customer service and sustainability initiatives.
Under its corporate tagline, imagine. change.,Ricoh helps companies transform
the way they work and harness the collective imagination of their employees.
For further information, please visit www.ricoh.com/about/.
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