Rick Taylor, President and Chief Executive Officer
Rick Taylor is responsible for corporate strategy and operations for Konica Minolta’s U.S. operations, leading more than 7,600 employees. He oversees U.S. mergers and acquisitions, sales, service, marketing, administration, finance and legal. Rick also serves on Konica Minolta’s Global Strategy Council focused on business transformation and growth strategies for Konica Minolta worldwide. Rick has been named “Executive of the Year” nine times — five times consecutively — in the Marketing Research Consultants’ annual industry survey of more than 300 independent office equipment dealers.
On Twitter: @ricktaylor444
John Thielke, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
John Thielke is responsible for the financial /accounting oversight of Konica Minolta's North American operations. In this role he oversees all aspects of corporate finance, accounting, financial planning and reporting, tax, procurement, payroll, commissions and M&A activities, i.e., valuation, due diligence and post-acquisition integration. John is also the Treasurer of Konica Minolta Holdings USA, Inc. and is a member of the Board of Directors of Konica Minolta Business Solutions, USA, Inc.
Sam Errigo, Executive Vice President, Sales and Business Development
Sam Errigo is responsible for Dealer and Direct Sales, Enterprise Accounts and Government Markets. Sam has been featured as an author and subject matter expert in numerous industry publications throughout his career, and is best known for his insightful vision in the on-demand market space, and for his ability to apply his strong technical background into everyday printing applications. Sam is an Officer and Board of Directors member for Konica Minolta Business Solutions, U.S.A., Inc.
On Twitter: @samerrigo
Brian Cupka, Executive Vice President, Human Resources & General Counsel
Brian Cupka oversees all legal matters for the company and has successfully led the company in numerous initiatives related to company compliance, strategic acquisitions, human resources and enhanced benefit programs. He joined Konica Minolta in 2001, supporting Konica Minolta Holdings and other subsidiaries, and was promoted to Senior Vice President, General Counsel, in 2009.
Kevin Kern, Senior Vice President, Business Intelligence Services and Product Planning
Kevin P. Kern leads the Business Intelligence Services and Product Planning organization. In this role, he is responsible for the growth and innovation of the company’s technology, solutions, vertical markets and ECM practice. Previously, he oversaw all corporate marketing initiatives and was responsible for the planning and development of new products for Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc
On Twitter: @kpkern17
Holly DeSantis oversees and manages the company’s entire financial planning process for Konica Minolta’s North American operations, ensuring that the results are consistent with the strategic financial objectives of the company. The business units Financial/Operational Planning and Analysis Departments, Business Objects and Financial Reporting, Commissions, Accounts Payable and Mergers and Acquisitions report directly to her.
Kay Du Fernandez, Senior Vice President, Marketing
Kay Du Fernandez leads the creation of innovative marketing strategies throughout the entire customer journey. Through digital disruption, brand awareness, a focus on customer experience, marketing communications and channel management, she works to improve the value we deliver to customers, partners and employees. Her responsibilities also encompass strategic business development and pricing to support sales efforts for Konica Minolta’s U.S. operations. Kay established the Step Forward Program at Konica Minolta to inspire women in professional excellence.
On Twitter: @kaydufernandez
Laura Blackmer, Senior Vice President, Dealer Sales
Laura Blackmer is responsible for driving growth in the dealer channel and leveraging emerging market opportunities, including All Covered, the company’s managed IT services arm. She has extensive industry experience, having served various roles in sales and executive positions at Hewlett Packard. She most recently was the Senior Vice President of Sales for Sharp Electronics. Laura has been awarded "Best Female Executive" for three consecutive years at the Frank Awards, The Cannata Report's annual awards event which highlights excellence in business technology. She has also been named by CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, to its prestigious 2016 Women of the Channel list. A graduate of Colorado State University, she will join its Business Leadership Council in May, 2018.
Allan Schwedock, Senior Vice President, Operations and Supply Chain
Allan Schwedock is responsible for all administration, logistics, and supply chain management areas for both the Direct Sales and Dealer Sales channels of the company. This includes order processing, contract administration, aftermarket billing, customer service, leasing administration, customer deliveries, equipment procurement, and service parts planning. Allan joined Konica Minolta in 2007 and most recently served as vice president, corporate administration
Todd Croteau, President, All Covered IT Services from Konica Minolta
Todd Croteau oversees all aspects of the All Covered operation. He has 18 years of experience in the high technology sector and was employed at IBM, HDR Engineering and EKW Technologies. Todd joined All Covered in 2000 when the consulting firm where he was a partner merged with All Covered.
On LinkedIn: http://linkd.in/15xuYGD
Ekta Sahasi, Vice President, Business Innovation Center (BIC)
Ekta Sahasi is responsible for leading fundamental business and cultural transformation, and investing in new ventures and technologies across diverse industries for Konica Minolta via the North American Business Innovation Center (BIC) in Foster City, Ca. The BIC partners with leading technology companies to create new world-class software, services and a portfolio of new business capabilities for Konica Minolta. Ekta is working closely with startups, venture capitalists and Academia to incubate and invest in technologies that will accelerate the pace of innovation at Konica Minolta.