Stargel Office Solutions Named 2007 Dealer of the Year by Toshiba America Business Solutions, Inc.

IRVINE, Calif., (April 9, 2008) – Toshiba America Business Solutions Inc. (TABS) proudly announced today that Stargel Office Solutions has captured Toshiba’s “Dealer of the Year” title at the 2008 National Dealer Meeting, held March 3 through 5 at the Four Seasons Resort Aviara in North San Diego, Calif.  This prestigious honor recognizes the one dealer that best represents continued sales success, technical service expertise, and outstanding customer service and satisfaction throughout the previous year.

“We are dedicated to providing our customers with advanced business-enhancing technology and exceptional support, and are thrilled to receive this award recognizing our ongoing efforts,” said Jack Stargel, president, Stargel Office Solutions.  “Being named Toshiba’s Dealer of the Year pays tribute to all of the diligence and dedication put forth by every employee at Stargel Office Solutions.”



Founded in 1987, Stargel Office Solutions operates from their Houston headquarters and has garnered several other awards, including the Perfect Image Award in 2006 by imageSource magazine as their choice for Dealer of the Year.  Additionally, Stargel Office Solutions has been the recipient of Toshiba’s ProMasters Award an impressive seven times for its exceptional customer service and support.

“We are proud to present Stargel Office Solutions with this hard-earned and well-deserved honor of dealer excellence,” said Larry White, vice president, Sales, TABS.  “This dealership has the distinction of showing an extended commitment to its customers and a level of sales success that echo the values of Toshiba.  We want to congratulate the entire staff at Stargel Office Solutions for being our 2007 Dealer of the Year, and extend our thanks for their continued support and dedication to Toshiba.”

For further information about Stargel Office Solutions or to obtain additional product and service information, please call 713-461-5382, or visit the company Web site at http://www.stargel.com.

About Stargel Office Solutions

Stargel Office Solutions is an independent office equipment and document solutions company that provides business-enhancing software, printers, copiers, scanners, and fax machines to businesses nationwide.  Stargel Office Solutions’ most important commitment is to provide a quality product, economical supplies, excellent service and account management to all customers.  With over 20 years of serving the nation’s document imaging products and solutions needs, the company’s mission of providing personal service and support to their end customers has helped build Stargel Office Solutions into a 6,000 customer-strong dealer.  “Going Beyond the Customer’s Expectations” isn’t just a motto at Stargel Office Solutions; it’s the core philosophy of the company that makes every customer feel appreciated.

Stargel Office Solutions’ dedication to performance and innovation has been recognized over the years through numerous awards, including Toshiba’s GEM Dealer of the Year, Office Dealer magazine’s Elite Dealer of the Year and imageSource magazine’s Perfect Image Award.   In 2007, Stargel Office Solutions was also recognized by the Houston Business Journal as the Largest Houston Independent Office Equipment Dealer.  As a result of its attention to detail, award winning products and outstanding service, Stargel Office Solutions is privileged to help improve the business processes of some of the nation’s most respected companies.    

About Toshiba America Business Solutions Inc.

Toshiba America Business Solutions Inc. (TABS) manages product planning, marketing, sales, service support and distribution of copiers, facsimiles, multifunction printing products, network controllers, and toner products throughout the United States, Mexico, Brazil, Latin America, and the Caribbean.  Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., TABS has four divisions:  the Electronic Imaging Division; the Toner Products Division; the Document Solutions Engineering Division; and TOPAC U.S.A., Inc., dba Toshiba Business Solutions (TBS), a wholly-owned subsidiary corporation of TABS, that operates a network of wholly-owned office equipment dealers throughout the United States.

Named the most favored manufacturer nine times by the Business Technology Association (BTA), Toshiba’s entire product line, customer support and marketing distribution policies are markers for the industry.  Among the many other awards garnered in recent years, Toshiba was named the “Manufacturer of the Year” seven times by Marketing Research Consultants (MRC), and has twice been named to the CIO 100 for being among the top 100 “bold” (2005) and “agile” (2004) companies in the world.

TABS is an independent operating company of Toshiba Corporation, the 7th largest electronics/electrical equipment company and the world's 91st largest company in terms of sales.  Ranked by Fortune magazine as the 8th Most Admired Electronics Company in the World, Toshiba Corporation is a world leader in high technology products with more than 300 major subsidiaries and affiliates worldwide.  Fiscal year revenue in 2006 was approximately $60 billion. 

For more information on Toshiba copiers, facsimiles, multifunction printing products, network controllers or toner products, or for a dealer in your area, call (800)-GO-TOSHIBA or visit the TABS Web site at www.copiers.toshiba.com.

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Darek Connole                                    Sally Anderson
PainePR                                              Toshiba America Business Solutions Inc.
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