Ricoh Australia MD Andy Berry resigns

Ricoh has announced the resignation of its current managing director, Andy Berry, who will be leaving the company on 24 July to pursue a role outside of Ricoh.

The provider of printers and digital services has appointed Michael Pollok, managing director for Ricoh New Zealand, as the interim managing director of Ricoh Australia effective immediately.

Pollok will take on Berry’s responsibilities in addition to those in his current role.

Berry was appointed as managing director of Ricoh Australia following John Hall’s retirement from the position in February 2017.

Berry joined the business with more than 25 years’ experience in the IT sector, some of which was within the printing sector. Berry has worked at Fuji Xerox and Xerox Europe, where he led the print hardware and software businesses, as well as business process outsourcing divisions.

At Ricoh, Berry was responsible for driving Ricoh’s transformational strategy and ensuring Ricoh’s operations in the Australian market are aligned with the global strategy.

Ricoh Company Limited corporate senior vice-president and regional managing director Toyohito Tanaka thanked Berry for the valuable contribution he has made during his time with the company and wished him well in his new role.

“Ricoh Australia has extended well beyond print to become a recognised smart workplace technology provider. Ricoh Australia has achieved many milestones… a testament to the organisation’s technical skills, knowledge and experience in supporting companies achieve their full digital potential and future-fit workplaces,” he said.

“We are fortunate to have an experienced executive of the calibre of Michael to take charge of our Australian business for the foreseeable future and to lead the business through its next phase of growth as a provider of digital services.

“Michael is an experienced senior executive with a strong operational, strategic and leadership background who has successfully run Ricoh New Zealand for many years.

“He will be valuable in driving the transformation of our business as a sustainable digital services company dedicated to helping customers succeed through empowering their digital workplaces.”

Pollok will assume responsibility for Ricoh Australia for the foreseeable future and until a permanent replacement has been identified.


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One thought on “Ricoh Australia MD Andy Berry resigns

  1. Good to see that Ricoh have such faith in Michael Pollok and his leadership in New Zealand, but people have short memories, as something similar happened a little while ago with a certain FujiXerox appointment, and look where that ended-up!
    Lets hope that a local Australian appointment will be made soon.

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