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PRESS RELEASE: Konica Minolta Photo Imaging U.S.A., Inc. Appoints New President And CEO
Mr. Tomohisa Saito replaces former President and CEO Mr. Henry Okamura
Mahwah, NJ (April 6, 2005) - Konica Minolta Photo Imaging U.S.A., Inc. (KMPI) announces today the appointment of Mr. Tomohisa Saito to President and CEO, replacing Mr. Henry Okamura who has accepted a position as President and CEO with Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe.
"Mr. Saito's understanding of the photo imaging segment of our business makes him ideally suited for his new role as President and CEO at Konica Minolta Photo Imaging U.S.A., Inc.," said Henry Okamura, former President and CEO, KMPI. "As I leave KMPI for my new and exciting assignment in Europe, I know that I leave U.S. imaging operations in very capable hands."
Prior to his new position at KMPI, Mr. Saito was the Managing Director and General Manager of Sales and Marketing at the headquarters of Konica Minolta Photo Imaging Inc., in Japan. His previous 27 years of experience with Konica Minolta was focused on the sales and marketing activities of the Imaging segment of the business, with much of his distinguished career dealing in the Asian markets at the former Konica Corporation.
About Konica Minolta Photo Imaging U.S.A., Inc.
Konica Minolta Photo Imaging U.S.A., Inc., headquartered in Mahwah, NJ, is the North American sales and marketing subsidiary of Konica Minolta Holdings, Inc. (Tokyo, Japan). On August 5, 2003 Konica Minolta Holdings, Inc. was formed to enhance both the competitive business capabilities and earning capacities of Konica Corporation and Minolta Co., Ltd.
Consumers around the world have come to know and trust the Konica and Minolta brands for all their imaging needs. Since the earliest days of the photo industry, Minolta and Konica have applied their talents and resources to create products and services that are essential to the world of imaging. Today, these efforts concentrate on the most important aspects of imaging: the quality of the images, the tools and methods for creating images, and the creation of environments for the application of images.
This focus on the essentials of imaging ties together the company's key business and consumer product lines. Konica Minolta Photo Imaging U.S.A., Inc. is a leading manufacturer and marketer of 35mm and Advanced Photo System film, single-use cameras, digital and 35mm film cameras, accessory lenses, binoculars, photographic and color measurement meters. In addition the company offers color print photo papers, inkjet photo paper, digital minilabs, digital film scanners, optical instruments, software and advanced imaging and sensing technologies. Konica Minolta Photo Imaging U.S.A., Inc. also provides wholesale photofinishing services and Internet imaging services. It is a complete imaging company, from input through output.
For more information about Konica Minolta Photo Imaging U.S.A., Inc., its products and services, visit www.kmpi.konicaminolta.us.
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(First posted on Wednesday, April 6, 2005 at 11:07 EDT)