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OKI Appoints Business Development Manager for Wide Format Printer Range


Sydney, 18 June 2018 – OKI Data Australia, a global manufacturer of business printers, multi-function devices and wide format solutions, has announced the appointment of Jim Walsh as Business Development Manager for the company’s range of wide format printers.

Based in Sydney, Walsh joins OKI with more than 25 years of sales and marketing experience in the IT industry and will be responsible for all channels, sales and go to market strategies for the wide format print business. 
Walsh was previously Wide Format Specialist at Fuji Xerox where he held responsibility for new business development, go to market strategy and product specialist for the Graphic Communication and Agent teams.
Prior, he was employed at Epson Australia in the role of Channel Manager and Business Development Manager for the company’s range of business inkjet and wide format AEC printer solutions.
Walsh also worked at Océ Australia for a combined total of over eleven years in a variety of senior sales roles where he was responsible for major accounts as well as for print for pay and reprographic business.  He has previously worked for a range of IT vendor and service organisations, including Sophos, PowerServe, Eclipse Group and BTA Australia.
“We are excited to welcome Jim to the OKI family,” said Alex Kawamura, ANZ Managing Director, OKI Data Australia. “His extensive skills and experience gained in the wide format market will be of immense value to our channel partners as they set out to support successful customer outcomes in this market. Our channel partners, prospects, customers, as well as OKI, will benefit from his insight and knowledge. Our investment in a dedicated resource for business development in the wide format market, clearly demonstrates our commitment and desire to grow in this market, Kawamura concluded.
OKI offers Australian buyers a portfolio of large format inkjet printers for the sign and graphics market which offer unrivalled image quality. These highly durable graphics printers are well suited for both indoor and outdoor applications including banners, backlit, fleet and vehicle graphics as well as wallpaper, pop displays, canvas, floor and exhibition graphics.
In addition, the company offers high-quality large-format monochrome LED multifunction printers which deliver fast, high-resolution prints for reprographics, engineering, architectural, CAD and mapping applications. The high-speed colour scanner function captures drawings as clear, sharp high-resolution images for archive storage.
The company’s ColorPainter M-64s printer flagship solution has transformed the wide-format print market with innovative technology and features that drive efficient, high-quality and unmatched graphic output at unrivalled speeds. High-viscosity, low-odour, eco-solvent SX inks improve working environments, achieve a wide colour gamut and high-density colours resulting in superior, long-lasting print images with lower operating costs.  This makes it ideal for a broad range of interior and exterior applications from vehicle wraps, canvas prints through to backlit displays.  Late last year, it was awarded the Outstanding “Enhanced” CMYK Eco-solvent/Latex 54”/64” Printer Pick Award by Keypoint Intelligence’s Buyers Lab (BLI).

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 three years warranty*. ColourPainter inkjet printers are backed by two years (E-64s) and three years (M-64s and H3-104s) parts only warranty.  Teriostar products are covered by a one year 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. 
For further information, please contact:
David Bass
Bass Public Relations
T: 02 9922 6820
M: 0416 017 194

*Upon customer registration, within 30 days of purchase.

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