December 22, 2017
The company has revealed that it has appointed Ryan Coleman as Vice President of Sales, taking over from long-standing minority partner, Keith Stump.
Having completed a “22-year tenure” in the role, Stump is now transitioning to a new position on the advisory board. Ryan Coleman takes over his former position as VP of Sales for the company’s Canton and Columbus branches, as well as for Blue Technologies Smart Solutions, as RSICopiers reports.
Coleman’s new role will be effective from 1 January 2018. He has over 11 years of industry leadership experience to bring to his appointment, among them 6 years spent working for Konica Minolta Business Solutions USA Inc , where his most recent role was as a Senior National Enterprise Account Manager.
As a result, Stump commented that Coleman “has the necessary skillset and industry reputation to fill and further strengthen the sales leadership position.”
“We are confident that Ryan Coleman is the right fit for this transition; that his expertise will help drive Blue Technologies’ continued success with our ever-expanding service offerings across hardware, software and IT solutions,” Stump says. “From my experience working with Ryan on business opportunities in the past, I know he will align well with our company’s culture.”
The company’s Founder and President, Paul Hanna, concurs.
“We’ve had a relationship with Ryan for several years prior to this through Konica Minolta, where he demonstrated great technical aptitude with advanced solutions – including some we aren’t yet utilizing,” Hanna says. “I personally obtained permission through our dealer relationship to bring Ryan on board, and am optimistic that he will apply that synergy to help us grow to the next level with Konica Minolta, as well as our other vendor partners.”
Hanna also explained that Coleman’s “primary focus” will be “advancing the integration between the company’s hardware and software divisions”, in order to enhance its total solutions offerings.
“I’m excited to be part of an organization that has the values, intellectual capital and reputation for a Commitment to Excellence that Blue Technologies does, especially as the industry is transforming at a fast pace,” Coleman says. “The landscape of our industry is going to look extremely different over the next three to five years, so being part of an organization that understands that and is willing to do the due diligence to evolve every facet of its business, from service to sales, to keep up as a technology partner is extremely important.”
Speaking of Stump, Ryan said he “has big shoes to fill”. Stump joined Blue Technologies when it was founded in 1995 and has been “highly instrumental” in growing its staff and securing major accounts.
“I’ve known Keith since 1986; he’s one of a handful of the most trusted men in my life and one of my closest friends,” Hanna says. “He’s done a tremendous job helping Blue Technologies grow as head of sales company-wide since we founded this business together, and we’re going to continue to benefit from his expertise with him staying on as a board advisor.”
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