Konica Minolta President and CEO Rick Taylor Named Executive of the Year

Eleventh Honor for Taylor at Cannata Report’s 32nd Annual Awards and Charities Dinner; Company is Recognized in Two Additional Categories and Garners More Awards Than Any Other Manufacturer

Ramsey, NJ – November 13, 2017 – Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) announced today the selection of Rick Taylor, President and Chief Executive Officer of Konica Minolta, as Executive of the Year by The Cannata Report’s Annual Awards and Charities Dinner held on November 2 at the Madison Hotel in Morristown, New Jersey. In addition, Konica Minolta was recognized as Best Production Print Manufacturer and for Best Marketing Strategy.

This is the eleventh year that Taylor has received this award, which is given based on a minimum of 275 nominations from dealers to The Cannata Report’s Annual Dealer Survey, now in its 32nd year.

“I am honored to accept this award on behalf of the team at Konica Minolta,” said Taylor. “Our success is attributed to the hard work and dedication of our team which supports our dealers and inspires me on a daily basis.”

“In more than 30 years giving out annual awards for outstanding performances no manufacturer has ever garnered three awards. To us this is great testimony to how the independent dealer channel regards Konica Minolta. Our congratulations to Rick Taylor and his entire team for an outstanding effort,” said Frank G. Cannata, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Cannata Report.

The evening raised and pledged $175,000 to benefit Hackensack

Meridian Health University Medical Center. The event also highlighted The Cannata Report’s ongoing fundraising efforts for Adopt-A-Soldier Platoon and support of other veterans-related initiatives.

The annual event is attended by prominent executives from the imaging, document solutions and business technology industries, including all major copier/printer manufacturers and dealers.



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About Konica Minolta

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. is reshaping and revolutionizing the Workplace of the Future™ (www.reshapework.com). With our comprehensive portfolio, we deliver solutions to leverage mobility, cloud services, and optimize business processes with workflow automation. Our 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. Follow Konica Minolta on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter @KonicaMinoltaUS.


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