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OKI Data Americas Hires Tim Brien as Director of MPS Sales for NJ-Based Headquarters

15 Jul, 2010

OKI Data Americas Hires Tim Brien as Director of MPS Sales for NJ-Based Headquarters

Mount Laurel, NJ (July 12, 2010) – OKI Data Americas, which markets its products under the OKI® Printing Solutions brand today announces that Tim Brien will join the company as Director of Managed Print Service (MPS) Sales.  Brien will be responsible for building the U.S. MPS Sales organization and expanding the company’s Total Managed Print™ business.  Tasked with leading a dedicated sales organization, Brien will be focused on the execution of both channel and customer-specific MPS sales strategies.  

The company's comprehensive MPS program, Total Managed Print, is designed to help their channel partners provide businesses with a variety of ways to reduce the costs associated with printing.  Brien’s fifteen years of industry experience supports and enriches the company’s MPS offerings as demand for such services continues to gain momentum.  Providing channel partners with a complete set of tools, programs and infrastructure to manage a customer’s print environment, Total Managed Print includes a robust methodology to help better understand a business’ true printing needs and identify potential savings and continuous improvement opportunities in order to increase long-term productivity.

Before assuming this position, Brien was the Vice President of Global OEM programs at PrintFleet since 2003.  There he was responsible for building a sales team and creating back-end procedures for the company’s go-to market MPS strategy in the BTA dealer and VAR channels.  Successfully implementing sales programs in North America, Australia, Asia and Europe, Brien surpassed every MPS target.  Prior to his position at PrintFleet, Brien was an Account Executive at Ricoh Canada, Inc., where he built custom infrastructure solutions while dramatically increasing Ricoh’s customer base.

“MPS continues to be a strong area of focus for us and the addition of Tim Brien aligns with our growth strategy.  We look forward to incorporating his ideas and experience into our MPS infrastructure to strengthen and reinforce our commitment to the market,” said Greg Van Acker, Vice President of US Sales for OKI Data Americas.  “Brien brings exceptional technical expertise and industry knowledge that surpassed our expectations.  We are thrilled to have him join OKI Data Americas.”

 “At a time when MPS is at the forefront of expansion, I am pleased to expand upon my experience by joining one of the leading print manufacturers who provides a comprehensive MPS offering,” said Tim Brien.

 Brien has a Business Administration/Marketing and Computer Science degree from Algonquin College in Ontario Canada.

About OKI Data Americas, Inc.
OKI Data Americas Inc., headquartered in Mount Laurel, N.J., and a subsidiary of OKI Data Corporation of Japan, markets PC peripheral equipment and customized document management solutions under the OKI Printing Solutions brand, including digital color and monochrome printers, color and monochrome multifunction products, serial impact dot matrix printers, thermal label printers and POS printers, as well as a full line of options, accessories and consumables.  OKI Data Americas also serves the Graphic Arts & Production market with the OKI proColor™ Series.  OKI Data Americas takes a consultative approach to supporting every customer's needs and delivering individualized print solutions that optimize business performance. The company's innovative technology is backed by Tokyo-based parent company Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd., a world leader in information processing systems, telecommunications and electronics; and an approximately $5.7 billion multinational corporation according to its FY 2008 financial reporting. Keeping its customers' needs top of mind, OKI Data Americas is ISO 9001:2008 certified and offers a selection of ENERGY STAR(r) certified products.

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