Innovolt Hires Lexmark, Sharp Veterans Boatman and McLaughlin


On September 1st, Innovolt, Inc., a provider of power-protection solutions and analytics, reported that it had appointed Phil Boatman as president and Ed McLaughlin as vice-chairman of Innovolt.

Boatman is an office-equipment industry veteran with more than two decades of executive and sales experience. Prior to joining Innovolt, he worked at Lexmark International for over 12 years in various sales and marketing positions, most recently leading the programs that established Lexmark among dealers. Prior to Lexmark, Boatman served in various sales managerial positions at Xerox. As president at Innovolt, the firm says Boatman will bring that experience to strengthen Innovolt’s efforts to serve office-equipment manufacturers and dealers, as well as customers in emerging industry applications such as financial services and self-service.

“I’ve been in the imaging and office-equipment industry for over 20 years and am thrilled about joining Innovolt – an innovative, nimble market leader in the power protection space,” Boatman said. “Knowing how intensely competitive this market is, Innovolt’s solutions provide a critical component to any OEM or dealer looking to increase customer uptime and satisfaction. I look forward to bringing these benefits to a broader audience within the industry. I also know that the imaging and office equipment industry is not alone in seeking sources of proven benefit to customers. I am excited at the opportunity to serve customers in new applications as well.”

McLaughlin, previously president at Sharp Imaging and Information Company, a $1 billion operating company of Sharp Electronics Corporation, and chairman of the Sharp Electronics Corporation Audit Committee, has held multiple executive positions outside of Sharp, including leadership positions at Ricoh and Canon. He has previously worked with Innovolt as a strategic advisor.

“In my years in the industry, I’ve always held a skeptical view of the power protection that was in the market. Having thoroughly studied Innovolt’s technology and seeing the impressive results it’s delivered to customers, I am convinced that Innovolt’s technology is superior to that of any in the market. I look forward to helping Jun Ho and team further distinguish Innovolt and bring the substantial benefits of its technology to more players in the industry,” McLaughlin said.

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