Konica Minolta Receives Manufacturer of the Year and Executive of the Year Awards

Leading MFP Manufacturer and Six-Time Winner Acknowledged by Marketing Research Consultants (MRC) in Annual Dealer Survey

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Rick Taylor, President and COO, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A.

Receiving this award is wonderful acknowledgement that our leadership team here at Konica Minolta continues to support our dealers above and beyond their needs.

Ramsey, NJ (PRWEB) October 08, 2012

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) today announced that the company has been named “Manufacturer of the Year” and Rick Taylor, President and Chief Operating Officer for Konica Minolta has been named "Executive of the Year" by Marketing Research Consultants (MRC), the industry group that publishes leading office equipment trade journals, The Cannata Report and LiveWire.

“The dealers participating in our 27th Annual Dealer Survey selected Konica Minolta as the MFP Manufacturer of the Year," said Frank G. Cannata, Marketing Research Consultants, LLC. "In addition, they chose Rick Taylor as the Manufacturer Executive of the Year for an unprecedented sixth time.”

The awards were presented at MRC’s 27th Annual Awards & Charities Dinner on Wednesday, September 19, 2012, with the featured charity being the V Foundation for Cancer Research. Independent dealers and prominent industry executives were the presenters for the seven awards. This unique event is attended by every major copier/printer manufacturer in the industry each year.

"Receiving this award is wonderful acknowledgement that our leadership team here at Konica Minolta continues to support our dealers above and beyond their needs,” said Taylor. “I am honored to again receive this recognition and will remain committed to ensuring our dealer partners and customers can count on Konica Minolta for the ongoing support and professional services they have come to expect from us.”

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.

"Both awards acknowledge the confidence that the dealer community has in our company,” said Kevin Kern, Senior Vice President Marketing, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. Inc. “In particular, the Manufacturer of the Year award further highlights the success of Konica Minolta in providing the best support to our authorized dealer partners and end users, ensuring they can count on Konica Minolta for all their document management needs."

About Konica Minolta
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. is a leader in advanced document management technologies and Managed IT Services for the desktop to the print shop. For the fifth consecutive year, Konica Minolta was recognized as the #1 Brand for Customer Loyalty in the MFP Office Copier Market by Brand Keys. BLI has named Konica Minolta 2012 “Document Imaging Solutions Line of the Year” and “A3 MFP Line of the Year” award winner for the company’s solution portfolio and award-winning line of bizhub Multifunctional Products. For more information, please visit http://www.CountOnKonicaMinolta.com and follow Konica Minolta on Facebook (@Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A), YouTube (@KonicaMinoltaUS), and Twitter (@KonicaMinoltaUS).

Konica Minolta Contact
Rachel Reed
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.
+1 856.381.0651
rachel.reed (at) kmbs (dot) konicaminolta (dot) us

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