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  • Holiday Message from Chris Dewart

    A holiday like no other-wishes of strength and perseverance

    , President & CEO (Retired)

    Konica Minolta Holiday Card

    As we wrap up an extraordinary and difficult year – I invite you to share a moment of gratitude and optimism for what’s to come in 2021.

    Despite the continued challenges we face as Canadians during the pandemic – Konica Minolta remains hopeful, optimistic and committed to helping our customers rethink what’s possible when it comes to technology.

    And for every challenge we have faced, we have also seen our customers and partners pivot their businesses to capture new opportunities.

    Firstly … We continue to disrupt and transform the Graphics Communication and Industrial Print markets who have faced extraordinary difficulty this year …

    Our wide format, embellishment and our new Accurio digital press technologies have been helping customers produce floor graphics, safety signage, and more.  With the boom in online shopping has also come a renewed importance and tremendous appreciation for compelling packaging and labeling.  And our technology solutions lay at the heart of these trends.

    With so many Canadians working remotely at home – our digitization, information management, cloud and cybersecurity solutions have never been more important.  We’ve seen our market share continue to increase in these areas as every business accelerates their own digital transformation.  With an increasingly remote work force and growing security threats – Konica Minolta is uniquely positioned to help our customers adapt and thrive in 2021.

    We are deeply proud to play a continued supporting and transformative role in Canada’s digital-first economy – helping to keep essential services running and laying the groundwork for a vibrant recovery for every industry in the year to come.

    Most of all … We are proud and grateful for every single member of the Konica Minolta team across the country.  Thank you for your continued commitment, enthusiasm, and resilience as we navigate the tough times together.

    Thank you for looking after one another. And thank you for always keeping our customers at the heart of everything we do.

    So PLEASE continue to stay safe … and find time to unplug and make some memories with your loved ones during the holidays.

    Have a wonderful break and we look forward to seeing you and working together in 2021.

     

    Chris Dewart
    President & CEO (Retired)
    Chris Dewart is the retired President and Chief Executive Officer of Konica Minolta’s Canadian operation and has spent over three decades in the graphic communication industry. Chris was initially appointed to the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer in April 2013. Prior to joining the Konica Minolta Canadian subsidiary, Chris held the title of President, Central Region at KMBS in the US. Before joining KMBS, he was employed by Oce North America as President of the Document Printing Systems Division, initially serving as Senior Vice President Sales & Marketing upon the acquisition of Imagistics International where he had been Vice President of Worldwide Sales. Chris joined Imagistics as a result of its’ spin-off from Pitney Bowes, where he was Vice President of Copier Sales at the time off the disposition in 2001. During his career at Pitney Bowes Chris held management positions in US, UK and Canada, associated with sales and marketing of their copier and facsimile communication businesses. Chris has an MBA from the University of New Haven and an MA in Military History from Norwich University in 2009.
    December 18, 2020

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