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Xerox Announces Executive Appointments

NORWALK, Conn., Sept. 04, 2008  -- Xerox Corporation (NYSE: XRX) today announced the appointment of James Firestone to the position of president, Corporate Operations.

In this new position, he is responsible for research, strategy, information management, human resouces and ethics, marketing and communications, Fuji Xerox relations, and Xerox's environmental sustainability initiatives. Prior to this role, Firestone was president, Xerox North America, responsible for the direct and indirect sales, service and marketing of Xerox systems and services in the U.S. and Canada. continue reading...

Konica Minolta Opens a New European Distribution Center for its Office Equipment

Tokyo (June 16, 2008) -- Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe GmbH, headquartered in konica minolta distribution centerLangenhagen, Germany (KMBEU), the European sales subsidiary of Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc. (Konica Minolta), will open a new distribution center in Emmerich, Germany, by integrating its existing distribution centers in Germany and  Belgium.

Since 2007, KMBEU has been implementing a project to study the feasibility of building a supply chain to ensure more prompt and flexible provision of various office solutions with Konica Minolta’s office equipment to dealers, business partners and customers in the ever-growing European market.

Konica Minolta Debuts New Book Scanners at American Library Association and Special Library Association Conferences

Ramsey, N.J. – June 10, 2008 – Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta), a leading provider of advanced imaging and networking technologies for the desktop to the print shop, today announced it is debuting its new PS7000C MKII and PS5000C MKII book scanners at two key upcoming industry conferences.  The book scanners, which both offer crisp color functionality for information service professionals, are the newest offerings that once again prove Konica Minolta’s leadership in micrographics and microfilm technology.

Xerox Awarded Air Force Contract for Global Office Equipment and Services Deal

ROCHESTER, N.Y., April 15, 2008  -- Xerox Corporation (NYSE: XRX) has won a five-year blanket purchase agreement on an estimated $400 million U.S. Air Force contract for the placement of Xerox multifunction printers, network copiers and supplies.

Xerox will provide technology and services to help the Air Force reduce expenses, consolidate equipment and achieve global standards in its document management operations.

"Winning this eligibility is a highly competitive process and Xerox is well positioned to meet head-on the Air Force's cost savings initiative," said Greg Jones, senior vice president, Public Sector Operations, Xerox Corporation. "Our global document outsourcing capabilities, digital print technology and professional consulting services have successfully helped enterprises achieve top-line quality and bottom-line productivity savings - we can do the same for the U.S. Armed Forces."

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. Appoints Alan Nielsen Executive Vice President, Dealer Sales and Administration

Ramsey, N.J. – April 14, 2008 – Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta), a leading provider of advanced imaging and networking technologies for the desktop to the print shop, today announced that Alan Nielsen has been named Executive Vice President, Dealer Sales and Administration.  Nielsen will report directly to Richard K. Taylor, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.

In the position, Nielsen will be responsible for managing all aspects of the Konica Minolta dealer business within the US market.  Nielsen joins Konica Minolta from Ricoh Corporation where for more than 15 years he held sales positions with increasing responsibility.  Most recently, Nielsen served as Executive Vice President, Indirect Division, where he was responsible for a $1.5 billion business unit and managing a total of nine dealer regions with more than 600 independent dealers.  Prior to that Nielsen held the position of Vice President Indirect and Major Accounts Divisions where he managed two operating divisions with annual sales totaling $1.4 billion, and sold a full range of digital connectable, color and black and white copiers, facsimiles, printers, multifunctional and digital duplicator products.

Toshiba America Business Solutions, Inc. Announces Internal Promotions to Executive Management Team

IRVINE, Calif. (April 8, 2008) – In a move that recognizes the talents and contributions of its internal management team and further strengthens the leadership of the company, Toshiba America Business Solutions Inc. (TABS) today announced the promotions of several key employees.  Effective April 1, 2008, TABS has promoted Steve Rhorer to vice president and general manager, Electronic Imaging Division (EID), responsible for managing the Electronic Imaging Division’s (EID) strategic operations, and Michael Mathé to vice president and general manager, overseeing the newly formed International Division. 

Other promotions announced include Toshihiko Minato as deputy chief operating officer, EID and Toshiba Business Solutions (TBS); Nobuo Fukazawa as assistant chairman and chief information officer (while retaining his current position as senior vice president, Strategic Business Planning); Steve Tungate as vice president and general manager, Strategic Business Planning and Supply Chain Management; Denise O’Donnell as vice president of Information Technology; and Sue Wilson as vice president, Supply Chain Management. 

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