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Komori America Expands KomoriKare Program and Appoints Regional Managers

Jun 6, 2013 12:00 AM


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Martin Ford and Derek Gordon Selected to Lead Growing Business Unit

Rolling Meadows, IL, June 6, 2013—Komori America Corporation, a premier manufacturer of sheetfed and web offset printing presses, announced today organizational changes in its national sales department that align with the company’s strategy to further the development of its KomoriKare program. KomoriKare has been the umbrella for Komori’s service and training programs, offering an entire line of value-added support, including service programs, press efficiency audits and more.  

“We are excited to be expanding our KomoriKare offering to include additional press-related products, such as consumable products and press upgrades, as well as ancillary pressroom equipment. Our goal is to help our customers maximize their efficiency—not just with their Komori press, but throughout their entire pressroom,” said Jacqueline Hudmon, senior vice-president of sales. “As we all know, our industry is changing rapidly and Komori is making strategic moves to ensure we meet our overarching business goal of providing our customers the products and services they need to help grow their business and improve profitability.” 

To support the KomoriKare expansion, the following organizational changes have taken place: 

Martin Ford has assumed the position of regional manager, KomoriKare, for the Eastern U.S. region. Ford is a 25-year Komori veteran, and most recently served as district sales manager in the Northeastern U.S. 

Derek Gordon has been appointed as regional manager, KomoriKare, for the Western United States. Gordon has been with Komori since 2001, serving as district sales manager for the Chicagoland area. 

“Martin and Derek are extremely well suited to take on these new leadership roles. They have years of experience in the field, and are highly regarded by our customers and the industry as a whole. Their skills and knowledge will fully support the expansion of our KomoriKare brand, which is a major business strategy for Komori,” said Hudmon. 

About Komori America Corporation

Tokyo-based Komori Corporation, a premier manufacturer of printing presses, provides excellent technology especially suited for today’s highly competitive printing marketplace. Delivering a high level in print quality coupled with impressively fast makeready and open systems architecture, Komori presses help printers achieve the higher productivity and efficiency levels essential for increased margins and business growth. Komori America Corporation headquarters are in Rolling Meadows, IL with sales and service organizations throughout North America.