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Ricoh reshuffle ousts managers

Wednesday, 17 May 2017
By Jake Nelson

An executive shake-up at Ricoh Australia has resulted in the departures of three general managers, with the chief financial officer also retiring from the company.

Joe Ciliberto.

According to an internal email from managing director Andy Berry, the restructure of the executive team means Nick Mills, general manager of service; Joe Ciliberto, general manager of marketing and product strategy; and David Berriman, general manager of finance, have all left Ricoh Australia effective last Friday May 12. Mark Ewington, chief financial officer, has also retired, but will remain during the three-month internal recruitment process to find his successor.

Nick Mills.

Each has years of experience within Ricoh, with Ciliberto’s career at the company ending after two decades, Mills’ after thirteen years, Berriman’s after almost six years, and Ewington’s after eighteen. A new position, general manager of operations, will be created to oversee service, supply chain, and IMACD (installation, move, add, change, and disposal).

In a statement, a Ricoh spokesperson said the restructure followed an internal review, and was aimed at streamlining decision making within the company.

Mark Ewington.

“The business continues to grow, winning market share in print equipment sales, production print and IT Services revenue. However, following a review of the operations, the executive team is being restructured and three positions are being let go in the areas of leasing, marketing and service.  The restructure will enable us to streamline decision making, improve our agility and continue to focus on providing exceptional service and innovation for our Australian customer base,” the spokesperson said.

This is not the first management change at Ricoh this year – Andy Berry, managing director, replaced John Hall in February after Hall’s shock exit from the company, while in Japan, Yoshinori Yamashita took over the positions of CEO and president from Zenji Miura in April, announcing a radical departure from the previous management style.

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