Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. has announced that Rick Taylor, President and Chief Operating Officer for Konica Minolta, has been named "Executive of the Year" for the third consecutive year by THE CANNATA REPORT, a leading print and digital media resource for the office products and workflow solutions industry for 32 years and counting.
“This is the seventh time that Rick Taylor has earned the honor of being selected by independent dealers as the Manufacturer Executive of the Year. He exemplifies what dealers seek to find in the senior corporate executives that they must interface with on a frequent basis,” says Frank G. Cannata, Marketing Research Consultants, LLC. “I have known Rick for close to 20 years and I have seen firsthand how well he executed his responsibilities for two major manufacturers. We extend our personal congratulations for a job well done.”
The awards were presented at THE CANNATA REPORT’s 28th Annual Awards and Charities Dinner on Wednesday, October 16. This year’s charitable effort was focused on raising funds for the MaryAnn Ingoglia Leukemia Research Grant established by THE CANNATA REPORT at the Hackensack University Medical Center last year. This year THE CANNATA REPORT, owned and operated by Marketing Research Consultants LLC (MRC), raised in excess of $130,000 (given and pledged), while THE CANNATA REPORT has raised approximately $1.2 million to date for various other philanthropic organizations. Dealers and prominent industry executives were the presenters at the awards ceremony, attended annually by all major copier/printer manufacturers in the industry.
"I am honored to receive this award as it reflects how the leadership at Konica Minolta is committed to our dealers and their success,” says Taylor. “I am surrounded by an incredible team here at Konica Minolta that dealer partners continue to count on for superior support and service.”
Prior to joining Konica Minolta in 2008, Taylor served as President and CEO of Toshiba America Business Solutions, where he was also named "Executive of the Year" in 2001, 2003, and 2006 based on the annual survey of more than 300 independent office equipment dealers.