Danka Announces Americas Group Organizational Realignment
Press release from the issuing company
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.--April 6, 2005-- Danka Business Systems PLC today announced changes in its Americas Group organization designed to streamline the management structure and advance the company's objective to achieve closer, more productive relationships with its customers.
Effective with the beginning of Danka's new fiscal year on April 1, 2005, President and Chief Executive Officer Todd Mavis assumed direct responsibility for all U.S. sales channels, adding the TechSource initiative and the general-line sales force to his existing oversight of specialized account relationships. This change will simplify and improve Danka's approach to its U.S. customer base and bring additional focus to the company's delivery of equipment solutions and print services to its largest market.
As part of this realignment, Michael Wedge, Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer has assumed expanded operating responsibilities for the Americas. In addition to managing back office and IT operations, in this new role he will provide leadership for all customer fulfillment activities. Wedge joined Danka in 2003 during its conversion to its Oracle ERP system, and he managed its successful implementation and expansion. In addition, he has played a leading role in progressing key customer initiatives and executing on critical Vision 21 reengineering efforts.
Americas Chief Operating Officer, Michael Popielec, will be leaving the company after a 60 day transition period. Popielec was recruited in 2003 to run Danka's non-European international operations and was responsible for the successful implementation of a number of important business execution initiatives.
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