Kyocera Appoints Dustin Graupman to Lead New Inkjet Division
As part of its ongoing commitment to production inkjet and focus on becoming a leading manufacturer in the market, Kyocera Document Solutions America, Inc. has appointed Dustin Graupman as Senior Director of its new Inkjet Division. This move represents the next step on the strategic roadmap laid out by President & CEO Óscar Sánchez and aligns with Kyocera’s objective of strengthening its position in the inkjet market
The inkjet business is of key strategic importance for Kyocera, and the company continues to generate impressive momentum with the TASKalfa Pro 15000c, a groundbreaking, high-speed cutsheet inkjet production printer. Kyocera’s industry-leading inkjet printheads have long been the go-to technology for many manufacturers in the market, and Kyocera has been able to leverage this proven quality to enjoy strong demand for the TASKalfa Pro 15000c in its first two years on the market.
With the establishment of its Inkjet Division, Kyocera is putting in place the infrastructure to ensure that its inkjet product group is even more responsive to market opportunities, better able to support all sales channels, and better able to position the company’s inkjet technology as a value-adding solution for customer challenges. Under Graupman’s lead, the new division will chart the course for Kyocera’s future strategic production print initiatives.
“We didn’t enter the inkjet market to make up the numbers – we came to compete and win,” says Sánchez. “With our new Inkjet Division, we are ready to establish ourselves as a serious market player. We are delighted to have Dustin on board, and I am certain that his expertise and eagerness to drive success in this new era of inkjet will prove to be a tremendous asset for our organization.”
Graupman, who will report directly to Sánchez, brings more than 25 years of printing and production inkjet experience to his new role as leader of Kyocera’s Inkjet Division. He previously worked at Xerox, Super Web Digital, and Consolidated Graphics (now R.R. Donnelley), giving him a wealth of valuable experience to draw from as both he and Kyocera embark on an exciting new chapter together.
“I’m excited to join Kyocera to help lead the newly formed Inkjet Division forward,” Graupman said. “Inkjet is in the DNA of the company. Kyocera printhead technology has been integral in driving exponential growth in production inkjet over the past decade, and as the industry continues its shift to cutsheet inkjet solutions, often enabled by Kyocera printheads, the TASKalfa Pro 15000c is uniquely positioned to solve customers’ problems. And we’re just getting started on this journey!”
The formation of the Inkjet Division coupled with Graupman’s timely appointment emphasizes Kyocera’s focus on growing this segment of its business. The company looks forward to launching many new production inkjet products in the future.
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