Konica Minolta Business Solutions, USA, Inc.’s Director of Program Development, Hampton Hale, Inducted into the Idealliance Soderstrom Society Class of 2017

Ramsey, N.J. – September 9, 2017 – Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) is honored to announce that Hampton Hale, Director of Program Development, will be inducted into Idealliance's Soderstrom Society at the annual Soderstrom Awards Dinner on Sept. 9, the evening before the opening of the PRINT 2017 show.

The Soderstrom Society, an honors association, recognizes the contributions of professionals whose careers have advanced the visual communications and media industry.

“Nothing in our industry happens on its own, but through people with vision and dedication,” said Hale. “I am humbled to be an inductee of the Soderstrom Society and honored to be associated with its members.”

Hale is a sales program architect, executive business leader and operations director with strategic account management, program integration and business analytics experience. He is currently responsible for two national sales programs and a Ramsey, NJ-based sales operations team.

“Our 2017 Soderstrom Society inductees have served with dedication and distinction across print, mail and digital communications, and in a range of expertise in manufacturing, marketing, standards and technology,” said David Steinhardt, Idealliance President and Chief Executive Officer. “Their accomplishments have had a positive impact on the entire industry and make graphic communications more competitive in a changing media landscape. We are pleased to be able to recognize them with induction into this illustrious circle.”

The Soderstrom Society is named for Walter E. Soderstrom, one of the founders of the National Association of Printing Leadership (NAPL), an Idealliance predecessor association. The Society's origins date back to the 1930's when membership was limited to NAPL members. Today, the society is represented by leaders from the industry-at-large, including print, fulfillment, marketing service providers, journalists and educators.

About Idealliance

Idealliance is a global, non-profit organization for the visual communications and media industry. We are focused on sustaining the future of our industry. With our 100 plus years of qualified experience concentrated on integrated capabilities and total supply chain process, we deliver best-in-class specifications, certifications, research, and consulting that drive community, innovation, and inspiration.

Our specifications define production workflows for color (GRACoL®, SWOP®, XCMYK™, G7®) content management (PRISM®), mail supply (Mail.dat®, Mail.XML™), and paper (papiNet®).

About Konica Minolta

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. is a leader in industrial and commercial printing and packaging solutions. With a comprehensive portfolio of production print offerings, it delivers the latest innovations in printing, applications and expertise. Its All Covered IT Services division offers a range of IT strategy, support, and network security solutions across all verticals. Konica Minolta has been recognized as the #1 Brand for Customer Loyalty in the MFP Office Copier Market by Brand Keys for 10 consecutive years and is proud to be ranked on the Forbes 2017 America's Best Employers list. Konica Minolta, Inc. has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for five years in a row. We partner with our customers to give shape to ideas and work to bring value to our society. For more information, please visit: www.CountOnKonicaMinolta.com and follow Konica Minolta on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter @KonicaMinoltaUS.


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