Ricoh Australia has appointed Kathy Wilson to the position of general manager, business solutions and production. It is the first major appointment by Ricoh’s new managing director, Les Richardson, since he took the helm in September, and a coup for the local company as Australian-born Wilson is considered one of the big hitters in the global print industry.
In her new role Wilson will be responsible for development and growth of the strategically important areas of business solutions and production printing, according to the company.
Wilson has spent the past eight years working in San Francisco, for printing industry solutions company EFI where her most recent role was senior director, product marketing and strategy.
While in this position she used her skills as a strategist to maintain consistent growth and market leadership, says Ricoh.
Les Richardson says, “Kathy was a natural choice for this newly created position. She is a strategic thinker who has demonstrated passion and innovation throughout her career, qualities that will be critical to the development of the strategically important growth areas of Business Solutions and Production Printing.”
He continues, “EFI is a strategic business partner with Ricoh – therefore Kathy already has a strong understanding of the business and our focus on providing solutions that invoke new efficiencies and cost reductions for clients.”
Prior to working for EFI, Wilson has worked for Canon Australia and Heidelberg Australia in various sales and managerial roles where she specialised in graphic systems and production printing.