Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America Expands Direct, Local Sales Operations with Sharp Business systems of Georgia

<p><strong>Mahwah, NJ, February 2, 2012 --</strong> Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA) today announced that it is expanding its direct regional sales operation with the opening of a new Sharp Business Systems branch in Alpharetta, Georgia.&#160; Sharp Business Systems of Georgia opened today as the eleventh branch of the division.</p> <p>SIICA purchased Atlanta-area DocuTeam to launch Sharp Business Systems in Georgia.&#160; DocuTeam has served the market since 1998, gaining a reputation for superior service and commitment to its customers.&#160; Over the years, the company has expanded to five offices, more than 100 employees, and 10,000 customers.&#160;&#160; All employees of DocuTeam have been asked to join the Sharp team and will provide seamless service to new and existing customers throughout Georgia.</p> <p>Moving forward, Sharp Business Systems of Georgia will offer their customers Sharp’s award-winning line of advanced office products and solutions, including MFPs, display products, and applications for streamlining office workflow.&#160; The company will continue to provide the same high level of service and also continue to serve existing equipment and contract agreements.</p> <!--break--> <p>Sharp Business Systems of Georgia will be managed by its current president, Jim McCarter.&#160; With more than 30-years in the industry, McCarter brings vast knowledge and experience to Sharp.&#160; “We are pleased to become a branch of Sharp Business Systems and are excited about partnering with one of the best brands in the industry to continue our strong growth,” said McCarter.&#160; “We share Sharp’s philosophy of outstanding customer service and the delivery of high-quality products and solutions.&#160; We look forward to a relationship that positions us with expanded resources and better programs to offer our customers.”</p> <p><strong>Sharp Business Systems Strategy</strong></p> <p>SIICA has established 11 local Sharp Business Systems branches since the first branch opening in Arizona in 2006.&#160; Since then, the direct sales division has expanded into 30 locations through growth initiatives within the organization. “Sharp Business Systems has contributed to Sharp’s growing presence in key U.S. markets,” said Doug Albregts, president, Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America.&#160; “Our direct branch strategy complements our independent dealer channel, enabling Sharp to better understand customer requirements and deliver the product portfolio that meets their needs.”</p> <p>For more information about the complete line of Sharp document solution products, contact Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America, Sharp Plaza, Mahwah, N.J. 07495-1163, or call 800-BE-SHARP.&#160; For online product information, visit Sharp’s Web site at <a href="mailto:">sharpusa.com</a>. Find us on<a href="http://www.facebook.com/SharpBusiness">Facebook</a>, follow us on <a href="http://twitter.com/sharp_usa">Twitter</a> and watch us on <a href="https://www.youtube.com/sharpelectronicsusa">YouTube</a>.</p>

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