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Thursday, 23 November 2006
By Print21

As part of Kodak’s ongoing rationalisation of its management team, Gustavo Oviedo takes the reigns as managing director for the greater Asia region. Oviedo will continue to be responsible for all operations and functional support activities across the region and manage all business operations.

Steve Green, managing director of Kodak GCG in ANZ, will continue in his current role and take on the additional responsibility as marketing director of digital and inkjet printing in the INSEAN Region. Green will be replacing Peter Foley, who is stepping down from Kodak after 28 years of service.

Following the news last week that New Zealand’s Derek Fretwell would be leaving the company, Steve Green will also be taking responsibility for the operations of the Graphics Communications Group across the country.

New talent for Konica Minolta in WA

Konica Minolta has appointed Paul Cummings as branch manager and Paul Davies as service manager to the company’s Western Australian branch in Perth, which has a team of 25 people across four departments.

Cummings will be responsible for the successful operation and smooth running of the Western Australia branch operation, which includes managing sales, service, administration and warehousing. He has 18 years experience working in the printing industry, having held positions with Canon, Xerox and most recently HP where he started up the direct sales division in WA for the company’s imaging and printing group.

Davies spent 16 years with Xerox in various capacities before joining Konica Minolta. His most recent role was technical specialist for colour office and production. He was also team leader to a group of technicians responsible for ensuring customer satisfaction, within the graphic arts, copy shop and production colour environments. As service manager, Davies will lead a team of 13 service engineers and be responsible for customer service.

Both Cummings and Davies are keen to use their many years of experience to Konica Minolta’s advantage. Davies said the time he has spent working in the industry has given him an in-depth knowledge of printers and the technologies behind them. “I’m very much looking forward to managing the team of experienced service engineers and ensuring that customer satisfaction exceeds expectations,” he says.

Cummings commented, “Konica Minolta is a dynamic company with a great team made up of talented individuals. This new role is a great opportunity for me to manage a dedicated team which will continue to focus on always improving to ensure the seamless delivery of business solutions.”

Norihiko Oba, managing director of Konica Minolta Australia, says the appointments represent a real win for the company. “Their 34 years of combined experience and thorough knowledge of the Western Australian market will put us in excellent stead for growing our presence and delivering the best business printing solutions,” says Oba.

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