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InfoPrint Solutions Appoints New VP to Lead its Asia Pacific Business

27 May, 2009

InfoPrint Solutions Appoints New VP to Lead its Asia Pacific Business

Singapore, (May 2009) - InfoPrint Solutions Company, a joint venture between IBM and Ricoh, announced today the appointment of Christopher Reid as Vice President and General Manager of its Asia Pacific operations headquartered in Singapore. Previously the Director of Global Solutions, Reid takes over this role from Benoit Chatelard, who was recently appointed Senior Vice President and General Manager of Europe, Middle East & Africa for the company.

Reid will be responsible for the strategic planning, business development and management of key functions for the region, including sales, channels, services, finance and marketing. In this role, he reports directly to Daisuke Segawa, President and CEO, InfoPrint Solutions Company.

“We are delighted to have Chris leading our business in the fast-growing Asia Pacific region where InfoPrint has experienced significant growth over the last few years,” said Mr. Segawa. “I am confident that Chris will take full advantage of the growth strategies already in place and under his capable leadership, our strong team in Asia Pacific will reach new heights.”

During his tenure as Director of Global Solutions, Reid demonstrated the ability to drive long-term strategic programmes for InfoPrint’s global production print segment and helped shape the company's solutions focus around TransPromo, Automated Document Factory, Direct Mail and Print on Demand.

“Nowhere else in our business is there more potential than in Asia Pacific, and I am delighted to be at the helm of this dynamic, growing organization,” said Reid. “Across the Asia Pacific region, we are focused not only on meeting the needs of organisations for quick returns through leveraging effective output management solutions, we are, at the same time, focused on leading the next wave of innovation in Green IT by making Sustainability a reality. This two-pronged approach will underpin InfoPrint’s next growth phase in Asia Pacific.”

Reid has extensive experience in the printing industry, including monochrome and color CF technology with a unique blend of hands-on operations in IT, solutions marketing and sales. In addition, Reid has a detailed understanding of emerging technologies and global industry trends that are relevant to the Asia Pacific market. Reid holds a Bachelors Degree from The University of Western Ontario in London Ontario, Canada.

InfoPrint Solutions Company, headquartered in Boulder, Colorado, will bring to market the advantages IBM and Ricoh have in development, manufacturing, marketing and building strategic solutions for customers, creating a growth-oriented global enterprise that is strategically focused on the output market. The InfoPrint Solutions Company portfolio includes solutions for production printing for enterprises and commercial printers as well as solutions for office workgroup environments and industrial segments. Please visit www.infoprint.com for more information.

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