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Ricoh Americas announces organizational changes

Apr 16, 2010 12:00 AM


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Ricoh Americas Corp. (West Caldwell, NJ) announces several key leadership changes designed to align the organization under integrated leadership and enhance future growth.  Ricoh’s direct sales and service organizations in the United States, namely Ricoh Business Solutions and IKON Office Solutions, will continue to operate separately in the market under the new leadership team.
 
Kevin Togashi is named chairman and CEO of Ricoh Americas Holdings, Inc. to manage the asset value and execute governance of all of Ricoh’s sales companies in the Americas. Previously, Togashi was chairman and CEO of Ricoh Americas Corp.  He has over 37 years of experience with Ricoh and also held the post of chairman and CEO, Ricoh Europe.
 
Matthew J. Espe is named chairman and CEO of Ricoh Americas Corp., with responsibility for Ricoh Americas Corp. operations in North, Central and South America, including its subsidiary, IKON Office Solutions, Inc.  Espe joined IKON in 2002 as president and CEO and became chairman and CEO in 2003.  During this time, Espe developed and executed IKON’s strategy to improve operational excellence, strengthen efficiencies and enhance its document management offerings, and successfully led IKON through its acquisition by Ricoh Americas Corporation in 2008.
 
Jeffrey W. Hickling expands his current role as president and COO of IKON Office Solutions to become president and CEO of Ricoh U.S. responsible for Ricoh’s direct sales and service organizations in the U.S., Ricoh Business Solutions and IKON Office Solutions, as well as its dealer network.  Hickling joined IKON in 2005 as senior vice president of operations and was promoted to president of IKON’s U.S. operations in 2008.
 
Martin Brodigan is named executive vice president and CFO for Ricoh Americas Corp. and will also have responsibility for Ricoh Canada and Ricoh Latin America.  Previously, Brodigan was president and CEO of Ricoh U.S.  He also held the position of CFO, Ricoh U.S., spent eight years as president and CEO for Ricoh Canada, and held several management positions throughout his 19 year career with Ricoh.
 
Other key leaders named to the new Ricoh Americas Corporation management team include:

  • Mark Hershey, senior vice president and general counsel
  • Hede Nonaka, senior vice president, new business development
  • Tracey Rothenberger, senior vice president and CIO
  • Shun Sato, senior vice president, marketing
  • Donna Venable, senior vice president, human resources
  • Ike Kakegawa, vice president, environmental sustainability

“This new organizational structure will allow us to take advantage of the combined strengths of all our sales and service channels, with an integrated leadership team focused on increasing our market share and improving our business,” says Espe.  “We believe we have a tremendous opportunity to build on our leadership position in the market and further enhance our delivery of industry-leading document management solutions through the strength of our direct sales and service organizations and dealer network.”