Rick Taylor of Konica Minolta receives "Executive of the Year" Award

"This is the fourth time that Rick Taylor has received our accolade of Executive of the Year and it comes as no surprise given his years of experience in managing multiple channels of distribution," said Frank G. Cannata, Marketing Research Consultants, LLC. "It demonstrates the high regard independent dealers have for Taylor and he has consistently been one of the finalists over the last 10 years."

"Receiving this award is a tremendous honor, particularly given it is one selected by the dealer community," said Taylor. "It acknowledges the confidence that the dealer community has in our leadership team. In addition, this award showcases the hard work of our employees who are providing the best support to ensure our authorized dealer partners and end users alike can count on Konica Minolta for all their printing and imaging needs."

Prior to joining Konica Minolta in 2008, Taylor served as President and CEO of Toshiba America Business Solutions, where he was also named "Executive of the Year" in 2001, 2003, and 2006 based on the annual survey of more than 300 independent office equipment dealers.

The award was formally presented last night (Tuesday September 22, 2009) during MRC’s 24th Annual Award Dinner, which was held at Nanina’s In the Park located in Belleville, New Jersey.