IO Integration Appoints Ray Cortese Central Us Regional Manager
Press release from the issuing company
San Francisco, CA, September 9, 2005 – IO Integration (IOI), a systems integrator focused on building workflow efficiencies for advertising agencies, commercial printers, pre-press providers and retail publishers, announces that Ray Cortese has been appointed regional manager, responsible for sales and support activities in Chicago and the central US.
Mr. Cortese is a veteran of print sales and technology from both the vendor and customer sides. Most recently, Ray was major account production specialist for Konica Minolta Business Systems, where he oversaw business development in Chicago for print production. Prior to Konica Minolta Business Systems, Ray was central region sales manager at Iomega Corporation, working with prepress, printing, publishing, manufacturing and healthcare companies. During his career, Ray has worked for SGI, DALiM Inc., Real-Time Technologies and Sorg Printing Company.
Mr. Cortese has particular knowledge of print production utilizing digital communications hardware and software to develop productive workflow solutions. He has also helped printers, publishers, creatives, Fortune 1000 companies, and government and education organizations build systems for quick turnaround, versioning and variable data projects.
Ray earned an MBA focusing on Information Technology from Alameda University, after receiving a BS in Computer Science from Devry University. He is a member of the Printing Industry Association, Printing Industry Association, Graphic Arts Executives Club, and National Association of Quick Printers. He served in the U.S. Army as a Strategic Command, Communications Specialist.
"Ray is an experienced business development and sales professional with a proven track record in sales management, and new account penetration," remarks Eric Rewitzer, co-founder and President of IOI. "He has also demonstrated successful strategies in competitive markets, driven by unique sales value propositions. But, most important for our customers, Ray understands print technology, solutions, and manufacturing processes focusing on improving an organization's ability to accommodate changes to increase productivity.
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