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Modern Office Methods: First Ricoh Family Group Dealer to Join MPSA

20 Jul, 2011

Modern Office Methods: First Ricoh Family Group Dealer to Join MPSA


Columbus, OH – July 19, 2011 – Modern Office Methods is the first Ricoh dealer to join the Managed Print Services Association (MPSA) as part of the special ChaMPS program available to Ricoh Family Group dealers.

Modern Office Methods President and CEO, Kevin P. McCarthy, said he was drawn to join the MPSA by the enthusiasm of the MPSA executive leadership and the opportunity to network with other companies that are also focused on their managed print business. “We look forward to studying benchmarks with other members, and to getting to know and understand other companies within the industry like ourselves,” McCarthy said.

Modern Office Methods (MOM) has been in the office equipment business since 1957. Today, the company’s annual revenue tops $30 million, and they were named "2009 Dealer of the Year" by imageSource magazine. MOM serves thousands of customers and employs more than 220 people. Their product line includes a full line of copying systems, facsimile systems, multifunction devices (MFPs), color solutions, network laser printers and color printers. MOM clients output more than one billion pages a year, and MOM’s FleetCare™ service helps put companies in control of their printing costs.

MPSA Membership Adds Value to Company’s MPS Program
“We are excited to see prominent dealerships like Modern Office Methods take advantage of this great opportunity to join the MPSA. Not only will they gain value from benchmarking and networking, our membership can also learn from the success that Modern Office Methods has had in MPS. We hope many other Ricoh dealers will take advantage of this special ChaMPS membership offer,” said MPSA President, Joe Barganier.

Ricoh’s ChaMPS Managed Document Services Program helps dealers transform their business to a services-based model to meet customers’ document management needs. ChaMPS also enables Ricoh Family Group (RFG) dealers to join the MPSA for only $500, a 50 percent reduction off the regular cost. MPSA membership gives a dealer MPS credibility and access to the MPSA’s strong industry alliances, technical partners and best practices.

MOM Customers Benefit As Well
McCarthy added, “Our clients benefit from our MPSA membership because the benchmarking and idea sharing will help make us a better service provider to them. Managed print is an important piece of our future, and the MPSA helps draw focus to this initiative and provides a way to share new ideas to make all participants better.”

McCarthy also hopes to contribute value to the association as well. “We’ve done a tremendous job growing our MPS business over the last two years, and have expertise and creative ideas we can share with our fellow members. There are opportunities out there many of us aren’t taking advantage of, and through the efforts of MPSA, we can all learn how to be more effective in offering these solutions.”


About the Managed Print Services Organization
The Managed Print Services Association (MPSA) is an independent, not-for-profit organization that serves the emerging MPS industry through the development of standards and industry guidelines which unite the different segments of the industry that bring value to all those participating. For more information about benefits and memberships, visit www.yourmpsa.org.

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