InfoPrint Solutions Appoints Daisuke Segawa its new Chief Executive
BOULDER, CO—05/06/09—Daisuke Segawa has been appointed the new CEO & President of InfoPrint Solutions Co., a joint venture between IBM and Ricoh. Segawa was instrumental in the formation of the joint venture and moves into this new role from his former position as Senior Vice President and General Manager, Strategy, Planning & Transformation for InfoPrint. He is also a long-time Ricoh executive and member of the InfoPrint Board of Managers.
Segawa takes over the position from Tony Romero, who was President & CEO, and had been leading InfoPrint since the launch of the company in June 2007. Under Romero’s direction, the company is in a strong position in its core business areas of solutions offerings, (Transpromo, Automated Document Factory) and continuous forms color (InfoPrint 5000) to name but a few.
The company’s long-term plan has always been to pass the reigns over to a Ricoh executive when the time was right, and Romero — along with the Board of Managers of InfoPrint which is made up of IBM and Ricoh representatives -- believe the logical time for this change is now as we move into the final year of our Joint Venture agreement. On a related note, Jeff Paterra, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Technology & Solutions Development of InfoPrint, has been named to the Board of Managers.