Company: Ricoh Americas Corporation, West Caldwell, New Jersey
Entry Submitted By: Peppercom, Inc.
Company Description: Ricoh Americas Corporation, subsidiary of Ricoh Company Ltd., is a leading provider of document solutions. Ricoh’s fully integrated hardware and software products help businesses share information efficiently and effectively by enabling customers to control and secure document workflow. Information can be found on www.ricoh-usa.com.
Nomination Category: Individual Categories
Nomination Sub Category: Best Executive – Non-Services Businesses – More Than 2,500 Employees
Nomination Title: Ann Moser, Senior Vice President, Printing Solutions Division, Ricoh Americas Corporation
Describe for the judges the activities and accomplishments of the nominated executive
during the eligibility period (up to 500 words):
Over the past year, Ann Moser, Senior Vice President, Printing Solutions
Division, Ricoh Americas Corporation has significantly helped the corporation
earn its strong leadership position within the IT Channel. Ann recently
implemented new programs to increase demand-generation opportunities and is now
developing a managed-services initiative to help drive a new revenue stream to
In July 2007, Ann was voted one of CRN and VARBusiness’s 50 Most Powerful Women
of the Channel. Ann also received this same award in August 2006, recognizing
her as a leader in helping to drive growth in the channel. Under her guidance,
Ricoh recruited hundreds of new resellers and achieved top marks on the
VARBusiness Annual Report Card this year as well. In August 2006, the
publication named Ricoh as the Annual Report Card (ARC) Company of the Year in
the Network Color Printers Category. Ricoh received this award for recording
the highest overall score in its product category with regard to solution
partner loyalty, product performance and innovation, and support and partnership
In March 2007, CMP Technology’s VARBusiness magazine named Ann to the
prestigious list of “Top 50 Channel Executives.” This is the second consecutive
year that Ann has been named a top channel executive for her dedication to
strengthening Ricoh’s printing and imaging business ? an important pillar of the
company’s growth strategy. The magazine also certified Ricoh as a Five-Star
Partner, acknowledging its commitment to and the strength of its programs for IT
integrators, resellers and consultants. The list is based on a survey of channel
executives with respect to years of service, size of their channel programs and
their partner priorities for the coming year.
Ann’s commitment to excellence in the IT market has proven to be the catalyst
for many of Ricoh’s successes in the technology channel. Under her leadership,
Ricoh received Ingram Micro Inc’s (NYSE: IM) “Award for Excellence” in the
imaging category in November 2006. Ricoh also was awarded the Global Technology
Distribution Council’s (GTDC) inaugural Rising Star Award for outstanding sales
growth through IT distributors in September 2006. Ricoh was given the Rising
Star Award by GTDC as a result of the demand for its products, as well as the
pivotal role distributors play in reaching and supporting diverse end-user markets.
Ann is not only focused on her career, but she also makes time to give back to
the community. In 2006, Ann served on the board of directors of the American Red
Cross of Metropolitan New Jersey chapter. Ricoh was recently honored as the 2007
Corporation of the Year by the chapter for the company’s local, national and
international contributions to the Red Cross.
Ann has demonstrated her commitment to partners and end-users by bringing
value-added products, services and solutions to the marketplace. She has been
instrumental in guiding Ricoh’s Printing Solutions Division, a feat that has won
her many accolades and has enabled Ricoh to continue its reputation for offering
dependable, productive office solutions.
List the URLs (web addresses) of any online news stories, press releases, or other documents that you would like the judges to see that support your entry. IMPORTANT: List each URL on a separate line, begin each URL with http://, and enclose each URL in square brackets. For example, [http://www.yourcompany.com/pressrelease.html]:
CMP "50 Most Powerful Women" 2007 --
CMP "Top Channel Executive" 2007 & Five Start Partner --
American Red Cross Gala April 2007 --
Ingram Micro "Award for Excellence" --
Channel Vision Awards --
VARBusiness Annual Report Card 2006 --
Provide a brief biography of the nominated executive (up to 100 words):
Ann Moser is senior vice president, Printing Solutions Division, Ricoh Americas
Corporation, a leading global provider of digital printing and imaging solutions
and services. In January 2001, Ann was hired to develop and implement Ricoh’s
printing solutions strategy and increase the company’s market share. She
focuses on growing sales in the IT channel by providing reseller partners and
customers with a suite of quality printers, scanners and entry-level MFPs.
Ann has more than 25 years experience in the sales/marketing of personal
computers, printers and other peripheral products/solutions. Ann holds a
bachelor’s degree in education from Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana.