Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. Appoints Alan Nielsen Executive Vice President, Dealer Sales and Administration

Alan Nielsen joins Konica Minolta as Executive Vice President, Dealer Sales and Administration


Ramsey, N.J. – April 14, 2008 – Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta), a leading provider of advanced imaging and networking technologies for the desktop to the print shop, today announced that Alan Nielsen has been named Executive Vice President, Dealer Sales and Administration.  Nielsen will report directly to Richard K. Taylor, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.

In the position, Nielsen will be responsible for managing all aspects of the Konica Minolta dealer business within the US market.  Nielsen joins Konica Minolta from Ricoh Corporation where for more than 15 years he held sales positions with increasing responsibility.  Most recently, Nielsen served as Executive Vice President, Indirect Division, where he was responsible for a $1.5 billion business unit and managing a total of nine dealer regions with more than 600 independent dealers.  Prior to that Nielsen held the position of Vice President Indirect and Major Accounts Divisions where he managed two operating divisions with annual sales totaling $1.4 billion, and sold a full range of digital connectable, color and black and white copiers, facsimiles, printers, multifunctional and digital duplicator products.

"Alan brings more than 30 years of industry experience to Konica Minolta, and has been instrumental in creating and growing revenue for dealers and partners," said Rick Taylor, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.  "We are excited to have him join our company at this important juncture, and confident he can help us further establish our market-leading position."

“I believe my experience in managing large sales organizations in complex channel environments is well-suited for this opportunity,” said Nielsen.  "I am looking forward to being a part of the Konica Minolta organization during this very exciting time in the market."

Nielsen earned an MBA as well as a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Nebraska.

About Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A.
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. Inc. (
www.kmbs.konicaminolta.us), a leader in advanced imaging and networking technologies for the desktop to the print shop, brings together unparalleled advances in security, print quality and network integration via its award-winning line of bizhubTM multifunction products (MFPs); bizhub PROTM production printing systems; magicolor® desktop color laser printers and all-in-ones; and pageproTM monochrome desktop laser printers and all-in-ones.  Konica Minolta also offers advanced software solutions, wide-format printers, microform digital imaging systems, and scanning systems for specialized applications.

Headquartered in Ramsey, NJ, Konica Minolta delivers expert professional services and client support through an extensive network of direct sales offices, authorized dealers, resellers and distribution partners in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central America and South America.

Konica Minolta Corporate Contact
James Norberto
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.
+1 201.825.4000
PR@kmbs.konicaminolta.us

Konica Minolta Media Contact
Frank Tutalo
Lois Paul and Partners
+1 781.782.5761
Frank_tutalo@lpp.com

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