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New leadership team drives Konica Minolta

   In a significant development, Konica Minolta Business Solutions   has restructured its Board of Directors

with the creation of a new Leadership Team following a series of strategic appointments. With the new Leadership Team in place the company will refocus as a leading provider of full bespoke Optimised Print Solutions.

An intense recruitment campaign has resulted in a high-calibre leadership team drawn from every sector of industry, with excellence being the overriding selection criterion. Heading the leadership team is Neil Dingley, Konica Minolta’s Operations Director & Company Secretary.

 In key management roles for the company are:

Mark Lloyd, Director of Dealer & IT Channel Sales

Mark has been with Konica Minolta for almost 12 years working in Dealer and IT channel distribution sales. Prior joining Konica Minolta he spent 11 years in the IT industry working for some of the leading organisations.

Jonathan Millbank, Director of Sales

Jonathan brings a wealth of experience in key leadership roles and extensive experience in the document imaging industry with companies such as eCopy and Nuance. In his sales leadership role with Konica Minolta, Jonathan oversees all UK sales operations, both direct and channel.

Mr Yuki Kobayashi, Managing Director

Mr Kobayashi joined Konica Minolta Business Solutions (UK) in 2007, following senior positions held at Konica Minolta corporate headquarters in Japan and the United States, mainly related to communication and investor relations.

Neil Dingley, Operations Director & Company Secretary

Neil reports directly to Mr Kobayashi as head of the leadership team. He joined Konica Minolta in 2007 having held European and UK Board positions in multi-national corporations such as Dow Chemicals and Sony.

Martin Tierney, Director of Service

Martin has 25 years industry experience with previous service management roles in the document imaging industry. Martin has expertise in building strategic service provisions to deliver Konica Minolta’s Optimized Print Services.

Richard Buitenhek, Director of Marketing

Richard Buitenhek has joined Konica Minolta following a career in high-level strategic marketing in the automotive and petro-chemical industries. Richard is responsible for communicating Konica Minolta’s strategic vision as a provider of managed print services and solutions.

Eric Green, Director of Finance & IT

Eric has a wealth of experience in a number of high level management roles holding finance and managing director positions in large blue chip organisations such as Marconi. He heads up the Konica Minolta UK finance function.


Merri Applegate, Director of HR & Corporate Services

Merri heads Konica Minolta’s Human Resources and People Development function and has 15 years’ experience in HR and management development. Merri plays a pivotal role in driving culture change in the organisation through development, integration and promotion of HR best practice and L&D activities. Previously working in a range of blue-chip organisations, Merri’s expertise supports Konica Minolta’s strategic objective to build a world-class people organisation and become a true employer of choice.


James Goody, Director of Commercial & Public Sector Sales

James leads Konica Minolta’s public sector and commercial sales teams and has 15 years B2B and solutions sales expertise in the consumer electronics sector. James leads Konica Minolta’s drive into the commercial and public sector Managed Print Services market.


Commenting on the new Konica Minolta Business Solutions leadership team, Mr Kobayashi, Managing Director, said “Our corporate philosophy is centred around the creation of new value. We pride ourselves on building strong customer and stakeholder partnerships that bring mutual benefit in advanced imaging solutions for businesses. I am delighted to have such a strong leadership team on board to provide the inspiration and energy to drive our UK business forward as an essential imaging organisation.”


Neil Dingley, Operations Director continues “We now have the right team in place to lead Konica Minolta forward as a leading provider of Optimised Print Services and consultancy in the UK document imaging market. Konica Minolta is not just a hardware supplier, but a provider of full bespoke optimised end-to-end print solutions, including Managed Document Solutions, Business Printing Optimisation and Managed Print Services.


“Our strategy is to build on our continuing success in the SME and public sector by broadening our routes to market. We want to take our new value proposition to clients in the public sector and the major corporate enterprise market. The leadership team now in place have the vision, skills and drive to take us there.”