Konica Minolta Announces Management Changes
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. today announced management changes said to to support its transformation strategy and extend its global reach in services and technology. The changes are designed to accelerate the company’s digital transformation, leverage its investment in All Covered, and enable enhanced custom workflow solutions to better meet customer and market demands.
Rick Taylor, president and CEO, Konica Minolta, commented: “These management changes are intended to strengthen our position in the marketplace and provide our dealer and direct sales organizations with a cohesive leadership structure to better serve customers.”
Sam Errigo will lead the digital transformation strategy within his existing role as executive vice president, Sales and Business Development. Kevin Kern will take on a new position as senior vice president, Digital Transformation and Emerging Technologies. Kern will be responsible for setting the direction and strategy to accelerate customer adoption of digital transformation, working closely with Konica Minolta’s engineering teams and R&D laboratory. He will also oversee Konica Minolta’s software and solutions planning functions, including emerging technologies such as MOBOTIX smart security camera solutions and BIS operations.
As IT services expands within Konica Minolta’s global portfolio, Todd Croteau, president of All Covered, a Konica Minolta company, will lead streamlining worldwide operations, unifying infrastructure readiness ,and harmonizing the company’s portfolio of services in the IT sector. Croteau will continue to run All Covered, in conjunction with his newly added global responsibilities, and will also oversee Enterprise Content Management to better align the professional services organizations.
Additionally, a realignment of business development resources within Konica Minolta’s graphic communications and industrial print (GCIP) area will strengthen its expansion and presence within the industrial and production print space and support its strategy for growth.
Bill Troxil, senior vice president, Industrial and Inkjet Printing, will expand his team to encompass industrial print, embellishment and labeling products, production print support and will maintain responsibility for the AccurioJet KM-1 and KM-1e Inkjet Presses. In his new role, Troxil will oversee all aspects of Konica Minolta’s global partnership with MGI Digital Technology. The strategic alliance established in 2014 allows Konica Minolta to provide embellishment solutions to the packaging and label print sector, including hot foil stamping and embossing equipment in response to the digitalization needs in the professional printing market.
Dino Pagliarello has been promoted to senior vice president, Product Management and Planning. In this capacity, he will continue to work on building an industry-leading product roadmap for printers, office and industrial and production print. With more than 19 years at the company, Pagliarello is said to have accumulated extensive experience in all facets of the business, and works collaboratively with a global engineering team to share his knowledge of the industrial and production print market.
“Production print is going to continue to be a growing area for our organization and we are committed to keeping businesses moving,” commented Pagliarello. “I am incredibly proud of the innovation and determination my team has shown, especially during these challenging times, to help our customers prepare for the commercial print economy recovery.”