Magazine Names IKON As One of Top 50 Companies to Sell For Overall
Friday, November 09, 2001
VALLEY FORGE, Pa., Nov. 8 -- IKON Office Solutions, Inc. today announced that it has been named by Selling Power magazine as one of the 10 best companies to work for in the service sector, among the companies with the largest sales forces in the U.S. The publication also ranked IKON as one of the top 50 companies to sell for overall. In its comprehensive analysis, Selling Power ranked companies based on data in the areas of compensation, training and career mobility. "We are pleased to be recognized by Selling Power magazine as a company that provides excellent career opportunities for our sales professionals,'' said Dennis LeStrange, Senior Vice President and head of IKON North America, IKON Office Solutions. "IKON's sales professionals are the critical link with our customers, which is especially important to us as a service organization focused on utilizing a consultative approach to develop business communications solutions for our customers. Providing an environment where our sales force can succeed -- including the right mix of compensation, training and support tools, as well as a great product line -- is a key area of emphasis for us.'' IKON provides extensive, ongoing training opportunities for its sales professionals through IKON University, IKON's development organization dedicated to providing the highest level of training and continuous career development for employees. "Through IKON University, IKON helps our sales professionals develop the knowledge and perspective to succeed in consultative selling, equipping them to deliver the total solutions customers require in the digital age,'' said Beth Sexton, Senior Vice President of Human Resources for IKON Office Solutions. "IKON University offers our sales professionals the resources to achieve their fullest potential.'' According to the Selling Power report, "All of these companies realize that their future depends on having a top professional sales team, and that's one of the main reasons why they are at the head of their class.'' To read the complete article, please see the October 2001 issue of Selling Power. IKON Office Solutions is one of the world's leading providers of products and services that help businesses communicate. IKON provides customers with total business solutions for every office, production and outsourcing need, including copiers and printers, color solutions, distributed printing, facilities management, imaging and legal document solutions, as well as network design and consulting, e-business development and technology training. IOS Capital, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of IKON, provides lease financing to customers and is one of the largest captive finance companies in North America. With Fiscal 2001 revenues of $5.3 billion, IKON has approximately 600 locations worldwide including the United States, Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Ireland and Denmark.