Kyocera Director to Lead Solutions Initiatives30 Jul, 2008
Kyocera Director to Lead Solutions Initiatives
FAIRFIELD, NJ (July 29, 2008) - Kyocera Mita America, Inc., one of the world's leading document solutions companies, today announced the promotion of Akisa Matsuda to the position of Director, Software Solutions. In this role, Ms. Matsuda will be responsible for leading Kyocera Mita America’s Software Solutions Group, and expanding the availability of integrated, embedded and customized software offerings.
Under Ms. Matsuda’s leadership, the group will work closely with Kyocera Mita Corporation’s Software Marketing and Research & Development teams, as well as with third-party software vendors and business partners to develop customized software offerings that will help dealers evolve their sales models from stand-alone to digitally connected installations.
"As a company, we are placing greater emphasis on solutions; as we recognize an important customer migration focused on value-added services and solutions,” said Michael Pietrunti, president and chief executive officer, Kyocera Mita America. “Akisa is a forward-looking, innovative strategist, and as Director of the Software Solutions Group, she will be integral in driving new tailored software offerings to help our dealers gain incremental profits and help our end-users advance their productivity.”
Ms. Matsuda added, “This is a great opportunity to enhance Kyocera Mita America’s current solutions portfolio. With the goal of optimizing the end-user’s document imaging experience, I look forward to driving greater innovation into our solutions product line and leveraging new technologies to deliver more streamlined workplace applications.”
Ms. Matsuda brings more than 10 years of industry experience in sales, marketing and other business disciplines, including: finance, accounting and business development. Previously at Kyocera Mita America, she served as Product Planning Manager, Solutions Strategies. She earned an M.S. in Design and Environmental Analysis/Marketing from Cornell University.