Konica Minolta Executives Named Among 40 Most Influential People in Imaging

Three Executives Selected by Industry Publication as Digital Imaging Influencers

Three Executives Selected by Industry Publication as Digital Imaging Influencers

Ramsey – June 11, 2013 – Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) today announces that three Konica Minolta executives have been named among the 40 Most Influential People in the Imaging Industry as selected by The Week in Imaging.

Konica Minolta executives included in the list are as follows:

Rick Taylor, President and COO, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A.
“There’s no way this list isn’t going to include the most vibrant and engaging President and COO on the OEM side of the business…With Rick at the helm of Konica Minolta, expect to see a healthy financial outlook for years to come.”

Alan Nielsen, Executive Vice President, Dealer Sales and Administration, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A.
“Under his leadership Konica Minolta has built one of the most successful dealer programs in the industry.…Alan is respected within the office technology dealer community and remains committed to helping dealers succeed.”

Kevin Kern, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A.
“He’s one of the few executives in the industry who understands what’s under the hood and can speak intelligently about the impact that technology has both from an end user and a dealer perspective. In this day and age if you’re going to talk about technology trends, Kevin should be one of the first people on your list to talk tech with.”

“Konica Minolta has a ‘Dream Team’ of imaging industry executives and it’s no surprise that three of them can be found on this year’s Top 40 Most Influential list,” says Scott Cullen, editor and publisher of The Week in Imaging. “What impresses us about Rick Taylor, Alan Nielsen, and Kevin Kern is that their contributions to Konica Minolta, the Konica Minolta dealer community, and the imaging industry as a whole were not only recognized by us, but by their peers and associates throughout the industry, with many of them sharing their opinions with us as to why they are three of the industry’s most influential people.”  

The Week in Imaging is an online, interactive one-stop news and information source for those who sell imaging and office technology solutions. Every other year The Week in Imaging presents its “Top 40 Most Influential People in the Imaging Industry.” The broad mix of individuals consist of those who make the tough decisions either at the top or at various levels within their organizations; those who others in the industry follow or emulate; and thought leaders whose commentary and experience help them navigate through the ever-changing landscape, whether it’s the hardware, solutions or services that make up the imaging industry.

“It's a great honor to have Konica Minolta so well-represented in this industry ranking,” says Toshimitsu (Tom) Taiko, chairman and CEO, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. “Konica Minolta’s continued success is a result of attracting and developing industry experts who have a passion and commitment to delivering complete solutions that meet a customer’s evolving information management needs today and tomorrow.”

About Konica Minolta

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. is a leader in advanced document management technologies and IT Services. The company focuses on complete business solutions including production print systems, digital presses, multifunctional products (MFPs), managed print services, vertical application solutions and related services and supplies. Konica Minolta has won numerous awards and recognition including being recognized as the #1 Brand for Customer Loyalty in the MFP Office Copier Market by Brand Keys for six years in a row. For the third consecutive year, Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI) has named Konica Minolta as the winner of its “A3 MFP Line of the Year” award. In 2012, Konica Minolta also received “Document Imaging Solutions Line of the Year” recognition from BLI – and has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index in recognition of the company’s economic, environmental and social performance. For more information, please visit www.CountOnKonicaMinolta.com and follow Konica Minolta on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.

Konica Minolta Contacts

Naeran Rubio

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.

+1 201-934-4759


Rachel Reed

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.

+1 856.381.0651


Alicia Libucha

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.

+1 857.205.0919



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