Toshiba Earns “Best-in-Class” Manufacturer Award

Toshiba Earns “Best-in-Class” Manufacturer Award

Toshiba America Business Solutions is once again recognized for providing exceptional levels of support and responsiveness to its independent office equipment dealers by earning The Cannata Report “Best-in-Class” Award within the multifunction product (MFP) manufacturer category for a second consecutive year.

The “Best-in-Class” awards were conducted and presented by The Cannata Report, a leading domestic and international management media resource for the office products and workflow solutions industry. The awards were determined based on input from independent office technology dealers representing all MFP vendors throughout every region of the country.

“Year in and year out Toshiba sets the pace in the category of easy to do business with,” said Frank G. Cannata, president, The Cannata Report. “In our 30th Annual Dealer Survey, the data from which determines the winner of this award, more than one dealer expressed the following sentiment: ‘I wish all my manufacturers and vendors were as good to business with as Toshiba.’ That is a refrain we have heard from dealers for many years. Their corporate culture has created an atmosphere where people excel. Four of the company’s executives such as Scott Maccabe, president and CEO, Larry White, senior vice president, sales, Americas, Sue Wilson, vice president of supply chain management, and Sally Anderson, director of marketing communications all received recognition from the Toshiba dealers.  That makes it easy to understand why they continue to win the ‘Best-in-Class’ Award.”

Scott Maccabe, president and chief executive officer at Toshiba America Business Solutions and Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions added, “We are again appreciative and honored to receive The Cannata Report’s “Best-in-Class” award as it recognizes the efforts of our entire team. While our company’s name is on the award, the honor is very much the result of the diligent, everyday accomplishments of everyone at TABS in their support of our nationwide dealers.”

The more than 280 dealers participating in the survey were asked to rank their primary and secondary vendors in four key performance categories: corporate support, distribution, product line and inventory. The awards were presented at The Cannata Report’s Awards & Charities Dinner in Rudolph, N.J. last Thursday. Toshiba executive, Larry White accepted his company’s “Best-in-Class” award.

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About Toshiba America Business Solutions

Irvine, Calif.-based Toshiba America Business Solutions (“TABS”) is an independent operating company of Toshiba Corporation, a Fortune Global 500 company and the world’s eighth-largest integrated electronics manufacturer. TABS provides printing, scanning and copying solutions, managed document services and digital signage for businesses of all sizes.

The company’s award-winning e-STUDIOTM copiers and printers provide quality performance with the security businesses require. Complementing its hardware offering is a full suite of document workflow, capture and security services includingEncompassTM, the company’s industry-acclaimed Managed Print Services program. Encompass enables clients to print less and optimize workflow while improving energy efficiency.

TABS’ ElluminaTM digital signage offering includes all of the hardware, software and services needed to implement both static and interactive digital signage installations. TABS provides content creation and management, displays, integration, installation and project management services as well as financing for solutions ranging for a single screen to the biggest arenas and stadiums.

TABS comprises five divisions: the Electronic Imaging Division; the Toner Products Division; the Document Solutions Engineering Division; the International Division; and Toshiba Business Solutions.

About The Cannata Report Awards & Charities Dinner

Referred to simply as “The Cannata Dinner” by industry insiders, the event began 30 years ago when The Cannata Reportannounced the winners of its first annual dealer survey at a breakfast meeting at NOMDA/BTA’s annual convention.  In 1996, the event evolved into The Cannata Report Awards Dinner and was held in New York City at the Parker Meridian Hotel. In 1998, the event’s charitable component was added, and $35,000 was raised for Child Help USA.

Throughout its 30-year history, The Cannata Report‘s Annual Awards & Charities Dinner has raised over $1.5 million for a variety of reputable causes. Additionally, The Cannata Report has created scholarship grants, and honored those who have contributed significantly to the industry with Lifetime Achievement Awards, including Sam Kusumoto, chairman emeritus, Minolta Co., Ltd., and Haruo Murase, chairman, Canon Marketing Japan. The awards were officially rebranded the “Frank” last year in honor of The Cannata Report‘s founder at the urging of many in the industry, including Jerry Blaine, CEO of LDI Color ToolBox in New York.

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