Ricoh Channel Chief Out

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Ricoh Americas has consolidated its printers divisions into one unit, eliminating the position of channel chief Ann Moser, senior vice president of the former printing solutions division.

The new head of the consolidated Office Printer Business Group is vice president Matt Sakauchi, formerly the director of printer marketing for Ricoh. Sakauchi will be handling, "all channel functions." However, Ricoh spokesman Russell Marchetta also said that Ricoh would "not at this time" be appointing a new channel chief.

The consolidated Office Printer Business Group will handle all printer business for Ricoh, including dealer and direct sales, as well as working with the channel.

The consolidation and elimination of Moser's position became official on Friday Sept. 19, said Marchetta. Moser has retired following the elimination of her position, said Marchetta.

Moser joined Ricoh in 2001 in the printing solutions division and has implemented a number of initiatives, including a managed-services program. Moser increased the number of channel partners participating in Ricoh's partner program by 30 percent, and increased Ricoh's market share.

Moser received a number of accolades in her role as channel chief, including membership in Everything Channel's Channel Chiefs, and the Everything Channel Most Powerful Women of the Channel, for the past two years.

Moser's LinkedIn profile has not been updated to reflect any new position she might be taking.

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