Konica Minolta’s Taylor named Executive of the Year – again

Rick Taylor.
Rick Taylor.

Konica Minolta has reported that Rick Taylor, President and CEO of Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., has been chosen Executive of the Year during The Cannata Report’s Annual Awards and Charities Dinner held on November 2 at the Madison Hotel in Morristown, New Jersey. In addition, Konica Minolta was recognized for Best Production Print Manufacturer as well as Best Marketing Strategy. This is the eleventh year that Taylor has received this award, which is given based on a minimum of 275 nominations from dealers to The Cannata Report’s Annual Dealer Survey (now in its 32nd year). “I’m honoured to accept this award on behalf of the team at Konica Minolta,” said Taylor. “Our success is attributed to the hard work and dedication of our team which supports our dealers and inspires me on a daily basis.”

Frank G. Cannata.
Frank G. Cannata.

“In more than 30 years giving out annual awards for outstanding performances, no manufacturer has ever garnered three awards,” said Frank G. Cannata, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Cannata Report. To us, this is a great testimony about how their independent dealer channel regards Konica Minolta. Our congratulations to Rick Taylor and his entire team for an outstanding effort.” The evening raised and pledged $175,000 to benefit Hackensack Meridian Health University Medical Center. The event also highlighted The Cannata Report’s ongoing fundraising efforts for Adopt-A-Soldier Platoon and support of other U.S. veterans-related initiatives. The annual event is attended by prominent executives from the imaging, document solutions and business technology industries – including all major copier and printer manufacturers and dealers.

Since its launch in 1982, The Cannata Report quickly became a leading domestic and international management resource for the business technology industry. It has subscribers in nine countries and has enjoyed a reputation for providing industry-renowned editorial, analyses and opinion for over 30 years. Its primary audience includes independent dealers, manufacturers and service and solution providers across the industry.

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Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.