RICOH’S PRODUCTION PRINTING BUSINESS GROUP EXTENDS PRESENCE AT ANNUAL CONFERENCE
West Caldwell, NJ, June 30, 2009 - The Production Printing Business Group (PPBG) of Ricoh Americas Corporation extended its involvement with the In-plant Printing and Mailing Association’s (IPMA) annual conference, part of an on-going strategy to enhance its presence at industry events. Ricoh PPBG’s presence included an executive award presentation, keynote speech, session presentation and product demonstration.
Ricoh PPBG’s contribution at the IPMA annual conference, which was held June 7-10 in Rochester, NY, was significant. During the conference, Greg Cholmondeley, manager of segment marketing programs for PPBG, was presented with IPMA’s Outstanding Contributor award, an annual award that recognizes excellence in corporate publishing and practice. Greg, who has more than 25 years of experience in the printing industry, is a strong in-plant advocate, and regularly organizes on-line regional meetings for IPMA members to network, share information and discuss the various issues facing the industry.
“From a professional standpoint, I believe that a strong in-plant market is critical to our success, and I am honored to receive the Outstanding Contributor award from such a respected association like IPMA,” said Greg Cholmondeley, manager of segment marketing programs for Ricoh Americas Corporation’s Production Printing Business Group.
Greg Cholmondeley’s well-received keynote presentation, Thriving in Interesting Times, explored the ways in which environmental, economic and technological changes are affecting and impacting in-plant operations. He also provided insight on how companies can leverage these changes and turn them into opportunities for growth. In a separate presentation, Greg led a discussion on Turning Clients onto New Digital Services. In this technology-driven session, Greg highlighted ways to promote innovative offerings, such as new digital color, variable data printing (VDP) and Web-to-print services in order to grow businesses.
In addition, Ricoh PPBG held a product demonstration at their booth to show the Pro C900 in action. The Pro C900 is a production-class multi-functional (MFP) color system designed to address customers’ needs to produce high-quality, efficient and affordable printing, scanning and copying in one system. This ground-breaking product boasts a speed of 90 pages per minute (ppm), and can handle high print volumes seamlessly.
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About Ricoh’s Production Printing Business Group
The Production Printing Business Group (PPBG) of Ricoh Americas Corporation is dedicated to delivering state-of-the-art, high-speed production systems that provide efficient document workflows with high-volume production printing and finishing. Incorporating superior engineering, service, reliable technology, and extensive software and finishing options, PPBG helps production centers to cost-effectively modernize and streamline their operations to meet today’s rapid turnaround and high-quality demands.
Ricoh Americas Corporation, headquartered in West Caldwell, N.J., is a subsidiary of Ricoh Company Ltd., the 73-year-old leading supplier of office automation equipment and electronics, with fiscal year 2008 sales in excess of $20 billion.
Information about Ricoh’s Production Printing Business Group can be accessed on the World Wide Web at www.ricoh-usa.com/ppbg/.