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OKI Data Australia Appoints New Managing Director

03/10/2017


Sydney, 3 October 2017 – OKI Data Australia, a global manufacturer of business printers and multifunction devices, has announced the appointment of Alex Kawamura as Managing Director for Australia and New Zealand.

Based in Sydney, Kawamura will be responsible for propelling the company’s sales, marketing, account management, services and partner channel strategy as well as ensuring overall customer experience success.  Kawamura originally joined OKI Data Corporation 14 years ago and has held a variety of senior executive positions with the company across the world specialising in project, partner and account management.  Kawamura previously worked as Manager of Sales and Marketing at OKI Japan’s Domestic Sales Division, where he was responsible for managing key large accounts.  Prior, he managed OKI’s Product Development and Business Division for North and South America and Japan and was also General Manager of Supply Chain Management & Business Planning for OKI Data Americas.

Kawamura replaces Kazuo “Dennie” Kawahara who was originally appointed Managing Director for OKI Data Australia more than five years ago and will now become Managing Director of OKI Data Europe based in London.

Greg Mikaelian, National Sales Manager at OKI Data Australia, said, “We are delighted that Alex has agreed to join OKI Data Australia as Managing Director for Australia and New Zealand.  His skillset and experience of working in both emerging and mature market economies will build on the momentum achieved by Dennie Kazuo Kawahara and will be invaluable as we continue to drive our revenue growth and establish OKI as a leading player in the business printers and multi-function business printer market.”

Kawamura has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Foreign Language from Kansai Gaidai University in Japan and also studied in graduate school at California State University, Long Beach.

About OKI Data Australia

OKI is a global manufacturer of business printers and MFP’s. Over 30 years ago OKI pioneered LED printing technology, an advanced form of printing using fewer parts compared with the more widely known laser printing.  This in turn provides many benefits to users including longer product life, increased reliability and superior image quality over the entire life of the print engine.  All OKI LED printer products are backed by 3 years warranty*.  Teriostar products are covered by a 1 year warranty. ColorPainter inkjet printers are backed by 2 years (E-64s) and 3 years (M-64s and H3-104s) parts only warranty.  OKI Data Australia commenced operations in 2009 following the acquisition from long-time master agent and distributor, IPL.  OKI Data New Zealand was established in October 2015, following the announcement by OKI’s then master distributor in New Zealand - Comworth Technologies, to realign its business focus and exit distribution.

*Upon customer registration, within 30 days of purchase.

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