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OKI Printing Solutions Announces Executive Personnel Change


Tokyo, 1st October 2008

Tetsuhei Kawamura Appointed CEO and Chairman for OKI Printing Solutions' EMEA HQ

OKI Printing Solutions (brand name for OKI Data Corporation), market-leading provider of innovative and leading-edge printing solutions, has announced the appointment of Tetsuhei 'Tets' Kawamura as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman for OKI Europe Ltd, its EMEA HQ.

Kawamura brings with him a wealth of senior global sales, marketing and general management experience. He was with parent company, Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd., for 20 years followed by eight years with OKI Data Corporation, most recently as Senior Managing Director - a position which he will continue to hold.

In a statement regarding his appointment as CEO and Chaiman of OKI Printing Solutions EMEA, Kawamura said: "Our relationship with the channel in EMEA has proved key to our successful sales performance. And, with new products lined up, I am looking forward to exciting times ahead, for us as well as our distribution partners.Though we continue to operate in a highly competitive market, OKI's reputation for high quality products and customer support will provide the ideal springboard for EMEA to play an increasingly important role within the OKI Group."

Kawamura is relocating to London to take up his new position and believes. In his new role, Kawamura plans to build on the company's existing distribution strategy in the region.

About OKI Printing Solutions :

OKI Printing Solutions specializes in designing, developing, manufacturing and marketing business printing solutions which empower organizations to communicate more effectively. As a market leader in the global color printer market, OKI has representation in 120 countries worldwide offering innovative and leading edge products and services. It is one of the few printer manufacturers that designs and develops its own components and technology, putting OKI ahead of its competitors' technology. OKI is dedicated to continually improving the scope and value-add of their printing solutions and all of these initiatives are ably supported by our partners through their extensive skills and service offering. Visit OKI Printing Solutions' website at

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