Komori’s Jacki Hudmon to be inducted into Soderstrom Society

Jacki Hudmon.
Jacki Hudmon.

Komori America (Rolling Meadows, IL) has announced that Jacki Hudmon, Senior Vice-President of New Business Development, has been named a 2016 inductee to Idealliance’s prestigious Soderstrom Society. Named in honour of the late Walter E. Soderstrom, a founding member of the National Association for Printing Leadership (NAPL), the Soderstrom Society recognizes leaders in the areas of print, mailing and fulfillment who have made significant contributions toward the advancement of the graphic communications industry. Throughout her 21 years at Komori America, Hudmon has held numerous leadership positions and made significant contributions to the company and across the industry in sales, marketing and new product development.

Her entire career has been dedicated to the printing and publishing industry. Most recently a  Senior Vice-President of Sales at Komori America, her responsibilities included managing Komori’s North American direct sales team and dealer network. Her success in sales management led to her current position as Senior Vice-President of New Business Development, where she is responsible for developing and implementing Komori’s digital printing services strategy, the KomoriKare brand of product enhancements and consumables, and overseeing the North American sales team responsible for these product offerings.

Kosh Miyao.
Kosh Miyao.

“We’re very pleased and proud to have Jacki receive this recognition,” said Kosh Miyao, President and COO of Komori America Corporation. “She’s played a vital role in the success of Komori America Corporation and we’re very proud of her achievements.”

“It is an incredible honour to be nominated for induction into the Soderstrom Society,” Hudmon added. “The print industry has evolved immensely throughout my career and it’s a privilege to be recognized alongside 11 other industry leaders as playing a role in the advancement of our field.”

komorihumdon1-inEach year, Soderstrom Society members nominate industry professionals who’ve made a positive impact through their service and accomplishments, which are then reviewed by a selection committee. The resulting class of nominees represents those leaders who’ve had a distinct and lasting influence on not only their organization, but the industry as a whole. The induction ceremony will be held during the annual Soderstrom Awards Dinner on September 24 in Orlando, Florida before the opening of Graph Expo 2016.

Tokyo-based Komori Corporation, a leading manufacturer of printing presses, provides world-class technology especially suited for today’s highly competitive printing marketplace. Komori presses help printers achieve the higher productivity and efficiency levels essential for increased margins and business growth. Komori also has an experienced organization of sales and service professionals throughout Canada and the U.S.

Since 2013, Komcan Incorporated (Georgetown, Ontario) has represented Komori products in Canada, providing full technical support and service to Komori users with a strong emphasis on service. Its 24/7 response team of factory-trained technicians handles after-hour emergency service and spare-parts needs. Customer service also includes Komcan’s new Remote Access Program that can diagnose press issues and problems remotely.


Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.