Konica Minolta launchs its Prokom Production Printing User Community in North America

konicaminoltaprokom-2Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. has announced the North American launch and sponsorship of the foundation for an independent user group called Prokom.

The initiative, which was developed following 12 months of research involving user surveys, was initially open only to the Konica Minolta’s European customers.

Companies across Canada and the United States are being invited to join this community of Konica Minolta production print and Konica Minolta industrial print users to share ideas through joint discussions as well as develop and grow efficient digital communication services.

Andy Barber.
Andy Barber.

It will also become a platform for members to express their own voice and connect with others in the industry. Prokom members can actively engage with Konica Minolta senior management about their priorities for future design, functionality, technology and services – all while building profitable and long-lasting relationships. The OEM’s hope is that it will result in the development of cutting-edge industry-relevant solutions.

“The power of a community is that it enables individuals to connect, share experiences and learn,” said Prokom Chairman Andy Barber, Managing Director – imail, UK Mail PLC. “There’s one common objective: to grow their businesses and to keep print firmly as a medium where members understand its potential in a multi-channel world. Prokom allows us to do all that – and more. Now, with our colleagues from the U.S. joining, we have a much bigger voice and are looking forward to making some further exciting announcements soon.”

Dino Pagliarello.
Dino Pagliarello.

“We’re excited to amplify our social networking, support tools and better serve the growth of our client base who are leaders in their industries,” said Dino Pagliarello, Vice President of Product Management and Planning at Konica Minolta USA. “We look forward to participating in the dialogue and interaction and sharing our commitment to collaboration among the next wave of innovation.” The U.S will be adding two advisory board members to the worldwide team. First advisory board member is J. Chris Bowen, Chief Technology Officer from Cohber Press, based in Rochester, New York.

For more informations about the new user group please visit www.PROKOM.org.

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Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.