Konica Minolta Canada appoints Wildbore to head its wide-format initiatives

Mike Wildbore.

Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Canada), headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, has announced that Mike Wildbore has joined the company as Director of Business Development for its Wide-Format Printing Systems. He has more than 15 years of print-related sales experience and will help lead the expansion of Konica Minolta’s wide-format print offerings. Prior to this, Wildbore was Digital Solutions Manager with Fujifilm Graphic Systems, overseeing Canadian sales of the company’s J-Press (inkjet press), Acuity (flatbed wide-format printers), CTP and XMF Workflow software solutions. He holds a Bachelor of Technology Degree in Graphic Communications Management from Ryerson University. He was also Vice President of Sales at Drytac Canada where he oversaw Drytac’s expanded adhesive coating and converting operations within the Toronto area.

Chris Dewart.

“Mike has held a number of executive roles in the print industry, and he’s well-poised to help clients develop new market opportunities in the wide-format space,” said Chris Dewart, President and CEO at Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Canada). “His knowledge of the Graphic Communications industry will be a huge asset for us as we continue to develop new and innovative products and solutions to meet the needs of our clients. Based on his solid track record, we’re confident Mike will make a positive impact in this fast-growing segment.”

Reporting directly to Dewart, Wildbore will be responsible for providing program direction and support on everything from sales and opportunities’ development, to marketing, communications and training for everything related to wide-format printing. He’ll work closely with the OEM’s Marketing and Product Management teams to develop and initiate programs that drive adoption of Konica Minolta’s full line of wide-format print equipment.

“Konica Minolta is an industry-leading company, and I truly believe they offer some of the best products on the market right now,” Wildbore added. “I’m excited to bring my more-than-15-years of experience and knowledge in sales and graphic communications to the company, and I consider myself lucky to be joining the ‘Workplace of the Future.’ ”

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Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.