Konica Minolta Strengthens Its Strategic Alliance Program With New Hire
Seasoned Executive, Mark Simons, Joins Konica Minolta’s Leadership Team
Ramsey, NJ – November 05, 2018 – Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) announced today that Mark A. Simons has joined the company as Senior Vice President, Strategic Alliances. In this newly established role, Simons will be focused on further developing our Workplace of the Future portfolio of products and solutions. He will work to build strategic partnerships that enhance and complement the goals and objectives for this area of the business.
Simons brings 35 years of experience in the personal, mobile and commercial computer industries, having served in executive-level positions with Toshiba, IBM, and Smith Corona Corporation. He joins Konica Minolta from Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., having served as President & Chief Executive Officer since 2008. During his tenure, revenue exceeded $4 billion in the mobile computing, television, telecommunications and imaging systems channels.
Simons also enjoyed a very successful career that included senior executive roles in IT, sales, product launches, and strategic planning with previous companies. A long-time resident of California, Simons holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Georgetown College, Kentucky, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude.
“We’re delighted to have Mark join Konica Minolta at a time of significant growth and expansion in our business,” said Rick Taylor, president & CEO at Konica Minolta. Mark’s breadth of experience, knowledge and management capabilities will complement our already stellar team of seasoned executives.”
"I am delighted to be part of the Konica Minolta leadership team,” said Simons. “My entire career has been dedicated to technology-based industries, and I look forward to contributing to the ‘best in class’ business solutions Konica Minolta is known to offer to its customers."
About Konica Minolta
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. is reshaping and revolutionizing the Workplace of the Future™ (www.reshapework.com) with its expansive smart office product portfolio from IT Services (All Covered), ECM, Managed Print Services and industrial and commercial print solutions. Konica Minolta has been recognized as the #1 Brand for Customer Loyalty in the MFP Office Copier Market by Brand Keys for 11 consecutive years, and is proud to be ranked on the Forbes 2017 America's Best Employers list. The World Technology Awards recently named the company a finalist in the IT Software category. Konica Minolta, Inc. has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for six consecutive years. It partners with its clients 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.
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