Pacific Office Automation Recognized by Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. with Two National Sales Performance Awards

Konica Minolta today announced that Pacific Office Automation (POA) was recently recognized with two national sales performance awards


Ramsey, N.J. and Beaverton, Ore. - December 10, 2007 -
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta), a leading provider of advanced imaging and networking technologies from the desktop to the print shop, today announced that Pacific Office Automation (POA), a full line authorized dealer headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon, was recently recognized with two national sales performance awards.  The awards for Top Revenue Producing Dealer Nationwide and Top Revenue Growth Dealer Nationwide in 2006 was presented to Doug Pitassi, Director of Sales at Pacific Office Automation, on October 3, 2007 at a special awards ceremony during Konica Minolta's Elite Dealer Award Trip, a Mediterranean cruise on board the Windstar Motor/Sail Yacht.

"To attain Elite Class as a Konica Minolta dealer is a tremendous accomplishment and to garner two national awards for revenue contribution and growth is simply unprecedented," said Steve Jones, executive vice president, U.S. Dealer Sales, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.  "The entire team at Pacific Office Automation is to be congratulated for this outstanding achievement.  It is through performances such as the one turned in by POA in 2006 that has allowed Konica Minolta to consistently outperform industry standards for revenue growth and unit sales and to capture top market share positions in key segments for color and production printing."

"These awards come from all of our 560 employees giving outstanding individual performances that make up this enormous accomplishment," said Doug Pitassi, director of sales, Pacific Office Automation.  "We not only got awarded highest revenue producer from Konica Minolta, which is a significant acknowledgement for an independent dealer in the west, but we were also awarded biggest growth amongst 500 plus dealers - an amazing accomplishment.  These awards, our contribution, and our continued growth are truly a team effort and I congratulate each and every individual at Pacific Office Automation."

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About Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A.
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. Inc. (
www.kmbs.konicaminolta.us), a leader in advanced imaging and networking technologies for the desktop to the print shop, brings together unparalleled advances in security, print quality and network integration via its award-winning line of bizhubTM multifunction products (MFPs); bizhub PROTM production printing systems; magicolor® desktop color laser printers and all-in-ones; and pageproTM monochrome desktop laser printers and all-in-ones.  Konica Minolta also offers advanced software solutions, wide-format printers, microform digital imaging systems, and scanning systems for specialized applications.

Headquartered in Ramsey, NJ, Konica Minolta delivers expert professional services and client support through an extensive network of direct sales offices, authorized dealers, resellers and distribution partners in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central America and South America.

About Pacific Office Automation
Pacific Office Automation has been recognized as a leader in document imaging and office technology for over 30 years. Featuring the most respected names in state-of-the-art technology, Pacific Office Automation is recognized nationally for award-winning sales, service and customer support. With 15 local branches, Pacific services virtually every city on the I-5 corridor from Arlington, WA to Yreka, CA as well as offices across the west in Utah, Arizona and New Mexico. Pacific is a member of the Manufacturers National Accounts Program and member of The Business Technology Association (BTA). Pacific offers desktop laser printers, wide-format printers and scanners, copiers, document management software, multifunction products, software solutions, microform digital imaging systems, and full service & supplies.

Headquartered in Portland, OR, Pacific boasts over 110,000 square feet of warehouse space company wide in order to quickly service all branches. Experts in workflow management and printing, Pacific encompasses a network of trained staff that has been recognized time and again as one of the leading technical training facilities in the nation for copiers and facsimile machines. Pacific believes very strongly in being a local company and supporting local communities. For more information, please visit Pacific Office Automation at www.pacificoffice.com.

Konica Minolta Contact:
James Norberto
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.
+1 201.825.4000
jnorberto@kmbs.konicaminolta.us

Pacific Office Automation Contact:
Maggie K. Palmer
Pacific Office Automation
+1 503.601.2297 (Direct)
+1 503.601.2293 (Fax)
Maggie.palmer@pacificoffice.com

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