Konica Minolta Expands and Enhances Corporate Communications Team at US Headquarters

Ramsey, NJ – April 13, 2015 – Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) announced three top-notch communications professionals to new and expanded roles in the marketing department. “I am thrilled to announce these new members of our communications team,” says Kevin Kern, senior vice president, Marketing at Konica Minolta Business 

Solutions U.S.A., Inc. “With their wealth of communications experience, these new members will help us aggressively take the Konica Minolta message to a wider more mainstream audience.”

Pattie Simone will serve as Corporate Communications Manager. Pattie comes to KMBS with a background in sales, marketing, branding, entrepreneurship, freelance writing, building social communities and video production. She has helped diverse brands understand and leverage a range of media and business development campaigns that creatively communicate their value and boost sales. She is a gender parity activist, and was named one of ten tech pioneers working to boost the ranks of women in the tech industry by datamation.com in 2012. She is producing lively corporate communications that inspire, inform, and engage and is delighted to be part of a fabulous team in a thriving disruptive technology company.

Kristina Marchitto joins the team as Public Relations Manager after serving as the Head of Corporate Communications and developing overarching communications strategies for Rolls-Royce Motor Cars NA. Originally from NJ, Kristina has returned to the garden state after spending most of her career in New York City working for an eclectic array of clients and most notably, Producer at FOX News and E! News. Kristina continues her life-long commitment to give back to the community through her involvement with various organizations including Girls Inc., ASPCA, Animal Care and Control and is the founder of The Yoga Project in New York City.

Karen Harris has been tapped as the Corporate Communications Editor and is an Associated Press award-winning writer and editor of niche publications whose work has appeared in newspapers and magazines and online, including Dow Jones media and Runners World. She has blogged for Yahoo! and Home Depot and has created magazines in the health and real estate/interior design spaces. Most recently, she is working with international corporations to identify and tell their stories. She is active in supporting the Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind, the American Cancer Society and the MS Society. She is a certified yoga instructor, specializing in restorative therapy.


About Konica Minolta
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. is one of the world’s leaders in information management focused on enterprise content, technology optimization and cloud services. Our portfolio of offerings deliver solutions to improve our customers’ speed to market, manage technology costs, and facilitate the sharing of information to increase productivity. The All Covered IT Services division offers a range of  IT strategy, support, project and cloud computing solutions across all verticals. Konica Minolta has won numerous awards and recognition, including placement in the Leaders Quadrant on the Gartner 2014 Magic Quadrant for Managed Print Services (MPS) and Managed Content Services (MCS). Konica Minolta has been recognized as the #1 Brand for Customer Loyalty in the MFP Office Copier Market by Brand Keys for eight consecutive years. Konica Minolta, Inc. has also been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for three years in a row. For more information, please visit: www.kmbs.konicaminolta.com and follow Konica Minolta on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter @konicaminoltaus.


Press Contact:

Kristina Marchitto, Public Relations Manager

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

+1 201.236.4399



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