Sharp Restructuring its Product-Management Groups

Shane Coffey

Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA) reported today that it’s restructuring its product-management groups in order to “align more closely with the changing smart-office space.” Sharp’s display, document, and software product-management teams “will form one unified group to better serve its distribution network and end users.”

Sharp also announced that Shane Coffey has been promoted to vice president of product management to lead the new team. The document, display, and software groups will now report to him directly while he continues to lead the document-hardware team. Shane is a 30-year industry veteran with over 22 years developing products for Sharp.

This new product-management group will focus on expanding Sharp’s smart-office concept, developing new products and services “designed to solve business challenges and support tomorrow’s workplace.”

Mike Marusic, chief operating officer for Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America, commented: “Restructuring our product management group will make us a more effective and nimble team that will unify our smart-office approach. Shane has a highly successful track record as a leader in a high-tech industry and we’re excited to see him lead this critical endeavor to bring the smart office to the market.”

Shane’s promotion also reflects Sharp’s goal to continue to develop its people and promote from within. Sharp also announced the following promotions:

  • Tony Yoshimura, senior director of business planning
  • George Grafanakis, associate director of document hardware
  • Akisa Matsuda, associate director of document software
  • Naeran Rubio, senior manager of SIICA communications

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