- former Philips director assumes expanded role with Konica Minolta Printing Solutions UK -

12th June 2006 – Konica Minolta Printing Solutions has announced the appointment of Michael Duffy as channel sales director, with the responsibility of the company’s UK indirect sales channels. He reports directly to Konica Minolta’s UK managing director Mark Lloyd.

Duffy joins Konica Minolta from Philips where he worked for nine years, most recently as the business-to-business sales director. He has more than 20 years’ experience of the channel and sales, particularly in high volume product and solutions and was previously responsible for the formation of NEC’s highly successful corporate sales team.

Konica Minolta Printing Solutions works with a wide range of resellers, and Duffy will be focusing on building stronger relationships with the UK’s top 100 value added resellers.

His appointment comes at a time when Konica Minolta is announcing several new products such as the latest all-in-one device, the magicolor 2480 MF.

Commenting on his new role, Duffy said: “It’s an exciting time for me to join Konica Minolta. The colour printing market is exploding and we’re getting the message across that colour printing and copying can deliver real business benefits. We have a well-established partner programme and the sales opportunities for resellers are immense. I want to increase the excitement about the rich opportunities presented to the channel by Konica Minolta.”

Mark Lloyd, Konica Minolta Printing Solutions UK’s managing director, said “Michael’s understanding of the high volume market, combined with his ability to deliver hard-hitting results for the channel, made him the obvious person for this role. I know he will be a great contributor to the team.”

Konica Minolta Printing Solutions (UK) Limited is an innovative developer, manufacturer and supplier of document printing solutions. The product line includes colour and monochrome laser printers, and associated supplies and accessories for general office, electronic publishing, graphics, design, advanced imaging and home office applications. Konica Minolta Printing Solutions (UK) Limited - with headquarters in Staines, Middlesex - distributes its products through a broad network of e-commerce, retail, reseller and distribution partners.

For more information:

Oscar Rook
UK Marketing Director
Tel: 01784 411 860

Hazel Butters or Annie Kasmai
Prompt Communications on behalf of Konica Minolta UK
Tel: 020 8996 1647
Out of hours: 07780 687813
hbutters@prompt-communications.com / akasmai@prompt-communications.com

Published on: 12:00AM on 12th June 2006