Kyocera Document Solutions America Appoints New President and CEO
KYOCERA Document Solutions America reported today that, effective September 1, 2018, Oscar Sanchez will become its new president and chief executive officer. Sanchez will be transitioning from his current position as executive vice president of KYOCERA Document Solutions Europe. Current KYOCERA Document Solutions America President Yukio Ikeda will remain in the United States, continuing in an executive role.
Sanchez earned an International MBA degree in marketing at the Instituto de Empresa, during which time he spent his final semester studying at the UCLA Anderson School of Management. He started at Kyocera in 1996, and by 2002 had risen to general manager of KYOCERA Document Solutions Spain, delivering “the highest revenue in the company’s history and increasing profits over 1,000 percent.” Sanchez then took on the additional responsibilities for Business Development throughout Europe, eventually relocating to the Netherlands to head both the Corporate Sales Division and Marketing Division as executive vice president of KYOCERA Document Solutions Europe.
In Spain and throughout Europe, Kyocera Sanchez was known to challenge the status quo, “to continuously search for opportunities to innovate, and to deliver exceptional results in major strategic initiatives.”
In the last 2ó years, Kyocera’s Ikeda is said to have presided over major advancements, most notably the acquisition of DataBank IMX, North America’s leading end-to-end business-process solutions provider. Ikeda invested heavily in support of the company’s independent dealer partners, and is said to have rolled out the industry’s most advanced dealer portal, and increased dealer adoption of KYOCERA Fleet Services, the company’s remote monitoring service. Usage in the United States has outpaced the rest of the world “by a wide margin,” according to Kyocera
Sanchez is said to “understand that the road ahead is not fully paved, with the Americas representing a number of rapidly expanding and rapidly changing markets,” including the United States, the world’s biggest market.
“At each stage of my career, I’ve embraced the next challenge,” said Sanchez. “The Americas are our company’s biggest market, and therefore both our biggest challenge and biggest opportunity. The expectation is to do great things. That’s exactly what I plan to do.”
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