Philip Keoghan Assumes Role of Chief Executive Officer at Ricoh UK4 May, 2011
Philip Keoghan Assumes Role of Chief Executive Officer at Ricoh UK
Great Britain (May 3, 2011) - Ricoh UK, a specialist in production printing, office solutions and managed document services today announces that Philip Keoghan, the company’s Chief Operating Officer has assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer. Keoghan succeeds David Mills, who now serves as Executive Vice President, Operations, Ricoh Europe.
“This is an incredibly exciting and challenging time to be taking over the leadership of Ricoh UK as we enter a new financial year “said Keoghan. “I am fully committed to ensuring that our customers continue to see us as a trusted partner delivering strong business value and I look forward to developing new growth opportunities including IT Services.”
Keoghan continued “I would like to thank David Mills for all his hard work over the past two and a half years and I look forward to working with him as part of the wider Ricoh Group network.”
“After 31 years of continuous service to the Ricoh UK Family Group, I congratulate Philip on his career development at the company.” said David Mills “I thank him for all his support as COO over the past 18 months, particularly the crucial role he played in the successful integration of the three UK businesses of IKON, Infotec and Ricoh to form one strong UK business entity. Philip displayed exceptional people talent management and development skills throughout this time”.
Prior to Ricoh UK Philip was UK President for IKON Office Solutions UK plc, giving him extensive industry knowledge with leadership roles across the fields of service, sales and general management.
About Ricoh UK
Ricoh designs, develops and manufactures a complete range of print and document management, hardware, software and services which are tailored to meet individual customer needs. Its devices print, copy, scan and fax documents as an integrated part of the IT network and enterprise content management system. Software is used to audit usage, manage document flows, simplify business processes, control print expenditure and secure access. The company takes an innovative approach to research and development, having invented the first digital black & white copier and introducing the colour-capable device.
Ricoh established an Environmental Protection Office in 1976, and has been striving to minimise the effect of its activities on the environment ever since. Ricoh UK’s environmental credentials are second to none; it operates a zero-waste policy at all of its manufacturing plants and is investing in carbon reduction technologies to reduce the environmental impact of its operations rather than merely offsetting its carbon footprint. The company operates a dedicated ‘Green Centre’, where old machines are re-commissioned and recycled in line with WEEE Directive guidelines and accredited with ISO14001:2004 for environmental management. Ricoh has been awarded the Carbon Trust Standard that requires an organisation to measure, manage and reduce its carbon footprint and, for the sixth consecutive year, has also been named as one of the “Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World” by the World Economic Forum in Davos.
Further information can be found at www.ricoh.co.uk