July 16, 2015
DotMed reported on Walter’s election as chair-elect of the Imaging Supplies Coalition (ISC), with The Recycler previously reporting on the coalition’s new officers in June. Walter, Vice President of Distribution and Aftermarket Sales for Toshiba America Business Solutions, was previously chairperson in 2007 and 2008, and is “slated to once again lead” the ISC.
The organisation is “dedicated to educating, empowering and protecting consumers to combat counterfeiting and fraud in the imaging supplies industry”, and includes Brother, Canon, HP, Epson, Lexmark, Samsung and Xerox as members. Other elections revealed last month included Andrew Gardner, Worldwide Brand Protection Manager at Lexmark, as Chairman of the Board; Aki Nagata, Supervisor for the Legal Administration Division at Canon USA, as Treasurer; and Glen Gillen, Brand Protection Manager at Brother, as secretary.
Scott Maccabe, Toshiba’s President and Chief Executive Officer, commented: “As someone with a passion for protecting our customers against the counterfeiting occurring within the aftermarket supplies industry, ISC is fortunate to have a member with Tom’s leadership qualities return in a management role. Coupled with his previous experience as ISC chair, Tom has vast expertise and influence in the aftermarket space, which will serve the organization and its constituents quite well.”
Allen Westerfield, President of the ISC, added: “Everyone here at ISC who knows Tom – from our board of directors to new and existing members, alike – is excited about having him return in a leadership capacity. When previously serving as our chairperson, Tom was at the forefront of identifying myriad incidents of unlicensed manufacturers selling toner to consumers and I am confident he’ll produce similar results as chair-elect and our chairperson starting next year.”
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