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IKON Office Solutions

2007 Revenue: $4.168 billion

Lead Executive: Matthew Espe, chairman and CEO

The company's revenue in 2007 was flat compared with 2006; the company under Espe's leadership is taking steps to improve its financial performance. His prior experience as a manager at General Electric during a period of market softness (2001) has helped prepare him for the current economy: In January, Espe announced a spending reduction plan. The effort seems to be making a difference as the company is on track to reduce costs and expenses by $25 million in fiscal 2008. Total revenue for the second quarter of fiscal 2008 was $1.1 billion, a 1 percent increase year over year. Total gross profit increased $6 million year over year to $351 million. [READ MORE]

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