Canon U.S.A. Plants The Seed For The Canon Forest Program

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., April 22, 2008 – Canon U.S.A, Inc., a leader in digital imaging, and the American Park Network today announced The Canon Forest Program, a nationwide promotional campaign. Beginning in May and running through August, for every 10 new and existing Canon Generation Green products registered, Canon will plant a tree and offer consumers the opportunity to take part in several volunteer programs that will help to revitalize urban parks, gardens and public lands1.

"Canon's commitment to the environment and helping to make it more sustainable is an inherent part of our corporate philosophy and product offerings," said Yuichi Ishizuka, senior vice president and general manager, Consumer Imaging Group, Canon U.S.A. "Through the Canon Forest Program, we want our customers to feel a connection with their Canon Generation Green products, knowing their purchases will contribute to planting trees and revitalization programs, which will help offset our collective carbon footprint."

Executives Who Watch Baseball Recognize Ricoh Brand the Most

Ricoh finds that executives who watch baseball regularly recognize the Ricoh brand the most. For this reason, the company will advertise for the fifth consecutive year in major league baseball (MLB) games.

“Our goal is to raise awareness.  We target C-level executives and IT professionals, who make decisions in the office, equipment and solutions departments. We discovered that most busy executives also watch major league baseball. We then tracked the number of people who watch baseball and discovered that the majority who watch baseball also recognize the Ricoh brand,” says Robert Ingoglia, V.P. of Corporate Communications.

Ricoh Conducts Electronics Recycling Day for Employees

West Caldwell, NJ,   April 21, 2008 — Ricoh Americas Corporation, the leading provider of digital office equipment, will host an “Employee Electronics Recycle Program” on Earth Day, Tuesday, April 22nd. As part of Ricoh’s Total Green Office Solution environmental program the Recycles Day mission is to get everyone to recycle unwanted electronic equipment and to keep it out of landfills. Employees at Ricoh’s New Jersey facilities in Montville and West Caldwell as well as three Ricoh locations in Atlanta will be participating in the program.

Konica Minolta Awards 2nd Annual High School Scholarships to Inspirational New Orleans Students

Ramsey, N.J. and New Orleans, La. – April 21, 2008 – Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta), a leading provider of advanced imaging and networking technologies for the desktop to the print shop, today announced the recipients of its second annual scholarship program that will allow three graduating eighth grade students from the KIPP McDonogh 15 School for the Creative Arts (KIPP McDonogh 15) to attend top-rated, private New Orleans high schools.  The scholarship initiative is conducted through its Colorful Tomorrow Foundation, a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) charitable division of the company that focuses its efforts on the creation of more colorful and better tomorrows for children.  For the students of KIPP McDonogh 15, the scholarships will provide them with the opportunity to attend private, college-preparatory high schools that will prepare them for higher education as part of Konica Minolta’s ongoing commitment to the school.

Joe Lucilio Returns to GEI WideFormat as National Service Director

April 21, 2008 (North Canton, Ohio). Mr. Roger Ilgen, President and General Manager of GEI WideFormat, a Visual Edge Technology Company, has announced the appointment of Mr. Joseph Lucilio to the position of National Service Director for the service arm of this growing wide format imaging solutions enterprise. Mr. Lucilio will report directly to Mr. Ilgen who has been strengthening this organization throughout North America to meet the increased demands and growth forecasts from the equipment manufacturers serviced by GEI.

"Joe has over twenty years of technical training and service experience in the office equipment and imaging solutions industry and we're very pleased to have him return to our team," said Mr. Ilgen. "He will be responsible for all aspects of our service enterprise including training, dispatch and professional services."

Every Day is Earth Day at Xerox

NORWALK, Conn., April 21, 2008  -- With green practices that began even before the first Earth Day was observed in 1970, every day is Earth Day at Xerox. The company turned up the volume this week with special projects that encourage employees around the world to renew their commitment to the environment through their efforts at home and at work.

From planting trees and spreading the word about all that Xerox is doing to protect our planet to collecting and recycling waste, each Xerox location is celebrating Earth Day in its individual way.

Xerox is also presenting its15th annual Earth Awards, a program that honors employee teams that have not only improved the performance of the company's operations but also helped to protect the environment through innovative actions and programs.

iDatix Nominated for Third Consecutive Year as a Best Place to Work

Tampa, FL — For the third consecutive year, iDatix — an emerging leader in Business Automation solutions — was named one of the “Best Places to Work” in Tampa Bay by the Tampa Bay Business Journal.

This year, there were 111 nominations out of which 58 finalists were selected. The 58 finalists were divided up by company size and out of the 15 finalists in the Big Company category (26-50 employees), iDatix ranked 10th with a score of 91.84 out of 100.

“iDatix is a growing company with lots of opportunities for hard workers,” stated an iDatix employee. “Although the challenges facing us as a company are great, we have such a talented team that I truly believe that any obstacle can be overcome and every barrier can be destroyed.” This quote was read by Bridgette Mill, Published for TBBJ and emcee for the event, as iDatix CEO Steve Allen received a nomination award.

HP Signs Strategic Marketing Agreement with Omnicom

PALO ALTO, Calif., April 18, 2008 - HP today announced that it has formed a strategic relationship with Omnicom Group Inc. to drive forward the global communications strategy for the company’s Imaging and Printing Group and to develop a digital print supply chain that will streamline the creation, management and printing of marketing campaign materials.

HP also announced that Omnicom’s BBDO will join its sister agency, Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, in continuing to evolve the company’s award-winning “What do you have to say?” marketing campaign.

GEI WideFormat Appoints Two New Dealer Sales Managers

April 18, 2008 (North Canton, Ohio). Mr. Phil Trembly, National Sales Manager of GEI WideFormat, a Visual Edge Technology Company, has announced the appointment of two experienced professionals to GEI's large format solutions sales team. Mr. Darrell Burchfield will become Dealer Sales Manager for the Western Region and Mr. Michael Yates has filled the position for the Southeastern Region of the United States.

"It was very important for us to place individuals in these territories who are fully versed in all aspects of wide format category management, with proven skills in creating customized solutions focused on the customer," said Mr. Trembly. "We are extremely pleased to have such talented professionals, each having both sales and service expertise, managing these critical positions."

Green Grief! Are you the office environmental offender?

NORWALK, Conn., April 17, 2008  -- Do you consider yourself environmentally aware? Are you the Chief Recycling Officer of your household? What about at work?

Results of a North American survey released today by Xerox Corporation (NYSE: XRX) to measure environmental consciousness in the workplace, found that work colleagues may have some strong objections to those who don't walk-the-green-talk at the office.

Almost 40 percent of U.S. respondents said their number one office environmental pet peeve was mindless printing resulting in abandoned pages at the printer, followed closely by leaving the lights on in unused offices (37 percent).