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‘What’s next’ moment sees Kathy Wilson depart Ricoh

Wednesday, 04 September 2013
By Patrick Howard

Industry icon moves on after five years with Ricoh citing the need for new professional challenges.

Wilson will finish up with the company at the end of the month and take a breather before looking around for a new role. She insists the split with Ricoh is entirely amiable, attributing the move to “one of those ‘what’s next’ moments in life.”

This was echoed by Les Richardson, managing director, Ricoh Australia, (pictured) who said Kathy had “done a great job for Ricoh in production printing. She’s been largely responsible for positioning the company with printers and industry associations.  She has my thanks and I wish her all the best for the future.”

In her time with the company Wilson spearheaded its drive into the graphic arts industry with the ProC range of digital engines. Following Ricoh’s takeover of InfoPrint she also had a watching brief over the high-speed inkjet sector too.

Although she has no firm plans on remaining in the industry, “no doors are closed,” she said. She joined Ricoh following some years in the USA working with EFI. An indefatigable supporter of  industry events she is well known across a wide spectrum of the printing industry.


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