Rick Taylor, President and Chief Executive Officer
Taylor is responsible for the company’s operations in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, leading more than 8,000 employees. He oversees all aspects of the company’s strategy, including the day-to-day coordination and operation of all corporate business sales and service strategies as well as marketing, administration, finance, legal and training. Taylor is also the first non-Japanese executive officer appointed at Konica Minolta, Inc. His leadership is an integral part of the company’s strategies and global growth policy.
Taylor has a vast amount of industry experience in creating new revenue streams while maintaining a cohesive and productive sales strategy for business partners. In 2008, Taylor joined Konica Minolta from Toshiba America Business Solutions Inc. where he served as the company’s President and Chief Executive Officer.
Taylor has been named "Executive of the Year" 11 times in the annual survey of more than 300 independent office equipment dealers, conducted by Marketing Research Consultants. He is also the recipient of the 2016 Spirit of Giving Award from Friends of Golf, the Humanitarian of the Year Award from the Mahwah (N.J.) Regional Chamber of Commerce, and the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association of Corporate Growth (ACG).
Taylor blogs about leadership and corporate strategy, as well as business transformation, customer experience, and mergers and acquisitions. Follow him 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 & General Counsel
Brian Cupka oversees all legal matters for the company and has successfully led the company in numerous initiatives related to company compliance and strategic acquisitions. 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
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
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
Vicky Ringwood, Senior Vice President, Human Resources
In her role, Vicky works to drive a meaningful, impactful human capital resource strategy that instills and facilitates the best practices needed to drive business outcomes to keep pace with current and future growth of the company. With nearly 20 years of progressive Human Resource experience to her post, Vicky most recently led HR for the Mobile Division of Samsung Electronics Americas. Her background includes talent acquisition, talent management and HR business partner positions in noteworthy companies including Tyco International, American Standard and Honeywell. With a talent for assessing high performing human resource capital, combined with her lengthy experience in technology-driven industries, Vicky aims to bring new perspectives to guide Konica Minolta’s transformation as a leading IT services provider.
On LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vringwood/
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.