Toshiba America Business Solutions, Inc. Announces Internal Promotions to Executive Management Team

IRVINE, Calif. (April 8, 2008) – In a move that recognizes the talents and contributions of its internal management team and further strengthens the leadership of the company, Toshiba America Business Solutions Inc. (TABS) today announced the promotions of several key employees.  Effective April 1, 2008, TABS has promoted Steve Rhorer to vice president and general manager, Electronic Imaging Division (EID), responsible for managing the Electronic Imaging Division’s (EID) strategic operations, and Michael Mathé to vice president and general manager, overseeing the newly formed International Division. 

Other promotions announced include Toshihiko Minato as deputy chief operating officer, EID and Toshiba Business Solutions (TBS); Nobuo Fukazawa as assistant chairman and chief information officer (while retaining his current position as senior vice president, Strategic Business Planning); Steve Tungate as vice president and general manager, Strategic Business Planning and Supply Chain Management; Denise O’Donnell as vice president of Information Technology; and Sue Wilson as vice president, Supply Chain Management. 



The promotions were made in response to the company’s recent announcement of its new executive management structure, from which Toshifumi Matsumoto was named chairman and chief executive officer, and Mark Mathews was promoted to president and chief operating officer (announced Feb. 1, 2008). 

“Toshiba’s continued growth and success are due in large part to the strength and abilities of our management team, and the outstanding efforts of our dealers and employees,” said Mathews.  “It is with great pride and confidence that we promote these valuable professionals to such critical positions within our company.” 

About Rhorer and Mathé

Rhorer first joined TABS more than 15 years ago, most recently serving as vice president, Marketing, responsible for all aspects of product planning, pricing, marketing, tradeshow, public relations and advertising.  Rhorer provides in depth knowledge and experience with industry trends, such as the increased market demand for digital, networked and multifunction products (MFPs), and the growing popularity of document management or scanning software building with MFPs. 

Mathé has worked in the copier industry for more than 19 years, 16 of which have been in international sales.  He previously held the position of TABS’ vice president, International Sales, Marketing and Operations.  In his new role, Mathé will be responsible for managing the development and execution of all sales, marketing and operations efforts for TABS’ international distribution channel in Mexico, Brazil, Latin America and the Caribbean. 

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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