Konica Minolta appoints new GM

Konica Minolta has appointed Anthony Lewis as its general manager for production printing, and he says he is ‘welcoming challenge’ in the new role

Lewis previously held the role of state sales manager, and is now responsible for the sales and support of the production printing business.

After 23 years in the printing industry, Lewis says his extensive background in print and sales is valuable to Konica Minolta.

“My understanding of customers and investing in our people and consumers is a significant offering for KM,” says Lewis.

“In my role as state sales manager I was very hands-on with customers and I intend to bring this to my position as GM.”

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Lewis says he will also carry on the culture of caring that Konica Minolta supports, and is ready for the challenges the competitive print industry offers.

“It’s a tough environment for businesses and suppliers, but I look forward to both the challenges and successes.”

“It’s about an investment in customers, and up-skilling our own staff to continue to operate as a company that cares,” he says.

The new general manager says business is going well for Konica, and told ProPrint the organisation is adding to its product range with new machinery next year.

“We are introducing new products in easy 2016 which we think will add value to the print market.”

Visitors of drupa will see the new KM-1 B2 digital sheetfed press, while the company is also at the forefront of technology in the digital garment printing industry.

David Procter, national sales director, Konica Minolta, says, “Anthony Lewis brings a deep level of expertise in Konica Minolta’s industry and products, and is a respected and proven leader. He has a unique talent for energising and inspiring people, and for stakeholder and customer engagement. We are looking forward to Anthony’s contributions in this role, and for his passion and enthusiasm for production printing that will help drive Konica Minolta’s continued growth.”

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