March 3, 2021
Following on from yesterday’s announcement in the UK, Konica Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. announced leadership changes to support the company’s internal and customer-focused digital transformation strategy.
The changes, the company said, are designed to augment its Digital Experience-as-a-Service (DX-as-a-Service) and Internet of Things (IoT) strategy to add continuous value to its clients and dealer partners.
Patrick Banno, currently the Head of the IoT Business Centre in the U.S., will lead the North American business as President and CEO. He is replacing Rick Taylor, who will progress to serve in an independent advisory role to ensure a seamless continuation of the company’s strategies. Patrick will be responsible for establishing the business and technology strategy to further the company’s IoT initiatives, strategic partnerships and business growth to ensure shareholder value.
Sam Errigo, currently serving as Executive Vice President, Sales and Business Development, has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer. Sam will lead the company’s strategy for operational excellence while enhancing digital agility to support a dynamically changing business environment and expansion into new markets. Sam was recently named to The Modern Sale and Collective’s list of the 2021 Top 100 Global Sales Leaders.
“Konica Minolta is focused on advancing our digital transformation portfolio. Our strategic partnerships, All Covered managed IT services and enterprise content management services are key strengths within our portfolio,” said Toshimitsu Taiko, Director, Senior Vice President and Executive Officer & Lead Officer responsible for Business Technologies, Konica Minolta, Inc. “These leadership changes will enable us to continue to grow our business and position us to serve our clients more effectively with their digital transformation initiatives.”
Konica Minolta recently received global recognition from Keypoint Intelligence, winning the BLI 2021 A3 Line of the Year and 2021-2023 Most Colour Consistent A3 Brand awards. Dispatcher Paragon was also honoured with a BLI 2021 Pick Award from Keypoint Intelligence in the Document Imaging Software category. Additionally, All Covered was ranked the #1 Managed Service Provider in the U.S. by Cloudtango for the second consecutive year.
“We are extremely proud of these awards, which are a testament to our strategy and ability to execute,” noted Taiko. “We continue to invest in building our portfolio to help clients with digital transformation, and in our people who drive growth within our organisation.”
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