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BLI Appoints Industry Veteran Jonathan Bees

26 Mar, 2010

BLI Appoints Industry Veteran Jonathan Bees

Hackensack, NJ (March 2010) - Buyers Laboratory Inc. (BLI), the premier provider of product intelligence for the imaging industry, announced that it has hired industry veteran Jonathan Bees as its new Director of Strategic Marketing Products. Mr. Bees brings almost 30 years of experience working in the imaging industry as a marketing manager, industry analyst, and editor.

In the new position, Mr. Bees will help expand the range of offerings in the MPS and production spaces and regularly provide content for the company’s publications and Web site. He will also be responsible for growing BLI’s pre-launch marketing services and consulting business, and provide custom competitive analysis.

“I’ve always had a great deal of respect for Buyers Laboratory and I am very pleased to have been appointed Director, Strategic Marketing Products,” said Mr. Bees. “I look forward to joining the management team.”

Mr. Bees worked as a product manager at Konica from 1992 to 1995, and as manager of competitive intelligence from 1995 to 1997. From 1997 to 2005 he was the editor-in-chief of Better Buys for Business, a leading publisher of analysis and advice for buyers of office equipment. Mr. Bees was the director of InfoTrends’ Digital Peripherals Solutions (DPS) consulting service from 2005 to 2008, and more recently was the president of Imaging Strategies, a consulting and market research company serving the imaging industry.

Michael Danziger, BLI’s CEO shared, “We’re excited to add someone of Jon’s caliber to BLI. Changes in the industry are greatly expanding our clients’ need for information on new products, like Solutions and Production, as well as new approaches to the marketplace, like MPS and vertical market focuses. At the same time, they are being asked to pursue these challenges with fewer internal resources. Having Jon on board will allow us to meet the needs of our clients in a manner that is both timely and of high quality.”

About Buyers Laboratory
Since 1961, Buyers Lab has been the leading independent office-equipment testing lab and business consumer advocate. In addition to publishing the industry’s most comprehensive and accurate test reports on office document imaging devices, each representing months of exhaustive hands-on testing in BLI's US and UK laboratories, the company has been the leading source for extensive databases of specifications and pricing on mfps, copiers, printers, scanners, wide-format devices and software solutions. The company's databases cover over 13,000 products and have a long-standing reputation for being the industry’s most trustworthy and complete source for global competitive intelligence. They are available to BLI subscribers online via the company's bliQ competitive information service. This encyclopedic resource also provides quick and easy access to BLI's First Look Reports, Field Test Reports, Lab Test Reports, Solutions Reports, and BLI-produced articles.

In addition to the testing of office equipment for its subscribers, Buyers Lab provides consulting services to buyers and a vast array of confidential for-hire private testing services that include document imaging device beta and pre-launch testing, performance certification testing, consumables testing (such as toner, ink and photoconductors), software and solutions and print media testing (including virgin and recycled papers).  Visit www.buyerslab.com.

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