Konica Minolta Executive, Gavin Jordan-Smith, To Be Inducted Into the Walter E. Soderstrom Honor Society

VP of Solutions and Production Planning Named as One of Fifteen Print Industry Leaders To Be Inducted in 2013

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. ( Konica Minolta ) today announced that the National Association for Printing Leadership (NAPL) recently named Gavin Jordan-Smith, Vice President, Solutions and Production Planning for Konica Minolta, as a 2013 inductee to the Walter E. Soderstrom Honor Society.

Named for the late Walter E. Soderstrom, one of the founders of the National Association for Printing Leadership (NAPL), the Soderstrom Society is an honors organization that recognizes the contributions of industry leaders, including printing company owners, equipment manufacturers, educators, journalists, and consultants. Jordan-Smith will accept the honor at NAPL’s annual Soderstrom Society Dinner on September 7, 2013, at the University of Chicago Gleacher Center, the evening before the start of PRINT 13.

“We are delighted to welcome Gavin as a member of NAPL’s Walter E. Soderstrom Society,” says Joseph P. Truncale, Ph.D., NAPL President & Chief Executive Officer. “For nearly half a century, Soderstrom Society members have represented our industry’s ‘best and brightest’ through their outstanding accomplishments and their continued contributions to the growth and success of graphic communications. Gavin is a very deserving recipient of this important industry honor.”

“I am honored to be included in the Soderstrom Society with so many notable industry leaders,” says Jordan-Smith. “This is an exciting time for the commercial print industry. At Konica Minolta, we are working on delivering innovative digital production print technology solutions that will automate workflows, improve processes and increase profitability for commercial printers. Now, more than ever, customers can count on Konica Minolta to deliver next-generation production solutions that will have an immediate impact on their business productivity and bottom line.”

Jordan-Smith is a 20-year veteran of the graphic communications industry in the United States and United Kingdom. He oversees Konica Minolta’s software planning, vertical market strategy, the Solutions Engineering Center, and production print business planning and software development. Jordan-Smith has been instrumental in developing Konica Minolta’s EnvisionIT Production solution portfolio which includes EngageIT Automation and EngageIT XMedia. These solutions provide commercial printers the capabilities they need to improve productivity and increase profitability.

“Gavin’s induction into the Soderstrom Society is an example of Konica Minolta’s ability to attract and retain exceptional industry talent who have a passion for the document imaging and graphic communication industry,” says Sam Errigo, Senior Vice President Business Intelligence Services, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.

About NAPL

NAPL is a not-for-profit business management association representing companies in the $80+ billion commercial printing and graphic communications industry in North America. NAPL’s Business Advisory Team services are part of a comprehensive slate of business-building solutions that provide company leaders with the management tools they need to make informed business decisions in an ever-changing market environment. For more information, visit www.napl.org or call (800) 642-6275.

Konica Minolta Contacts:

Naeran Rubio
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.
1 201.934.4759
nrubio@kmbs.konicaminolta.us

Rachel Reed
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.
1 856.381.0651
rachel.reed@kmbs.konicaminolta.us

Alicia Libucha
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.
1 857.205.0919
alibucha@kmbs.konicaminolta.us

About Konica Minolta

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. is a leader in advanced document management technologies and IT Services. The company focuses on complete business solutions including production print systems, digital presses, multifunctional products (MFPs), managed print services, vertical application solutions and related services and supplies. Konica Minolta has been recognized as a leading supplier by the Allegra Network, International Center for Entrepreneurial Development (ICED), The UPS Store, Inc., and National Association of Quick Printers (NAQP).  Konica Minolta's innovative bizhub PRESS C8000 is the first digital press to receive the G7 Digital Press Certification from IDEAlliance® and the company currently has the most G7 Certified experts in the industry.  For more information, please visit www.CountOnKonicaMinolta.com and follow Konica Minolta on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.

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We are delighted to welcome Gavin as a member of NAPL’s Walter E. Soderstrom Society. For nearly half a century, Soderstrom Society members have represented our industry’s ‘best and brightest’ through their outstanding accomplishments and their continued contributions to the growth and success of graphic communications. Gavin is a very deserving recipient of this important industry honor.
Joseph P. Truncale, Ph.D., NAPL President & Chief Executive Officer
This is an exciting time for the commercial print industry. At Konica Minolta, we are working on delivering innovative digital production print technology solutions that will automate workflows, improve processes and increase profitability for commercial printers. Now, more than ever, customers can count on Konica Minolta to deliver next-generation production solutions that will have an immediate impact on their business productivity and bottom line.
Gavin Jordan-Smith, Vice President, Solutions and Production Planning for Konica Minolta