Toshiba’s Bill Melo to Speak About Managed Print Services at 2011 Lyra Imaging Symposium
Bill Melo, vice president, Marketing, Services and Solutions at Toshiba America Business Solutions (TABS) will be a featured speaker at the 2011 Lyra Imaging Symposium. Melo will discuss Managed Print Services (MPS), how dealers become MPS providers to increase market opportunities, and how security and environmental sustainability initiatives play a key role in any MPS solution.
Irvine, CA (PRWEB) January 12, 2011
Toshiba America Business Solutions Inc. (TABS) today announced that Bill Melo, vice president, Marketing, Services and Solutions for TABS, will be a featured speaker during the upcoming Lyra Imaging Symposium, taking place January 24-26, 2011, at the Rancho Las Palmas Resort and Spa, Rancho Mirage, Calif.
Toshiba is a pioneer in the field of managed print services (MPS), and for almost a decade has been encouraging dealers to view themselves not just as copier sales men and women, but as MPS providers offering an ongoing service. During his presentation, Melo will discuss the industry’s “new normal” and explain, using industry research, how viewing one’s business in this manner can quadruple market opportunities. He will also discuss how [security and environmental sustainability initiatives play a key role in any valuable MPS solution.
About Bill Melo
With nearly 20 years in the industry, Bill Melo currently serves as vice president, Marketing, Services and Solutions for TABS. Prior to serving in his current role, Melo was director, Managed Services for TABS, where he managed the development and delivery of Toshiba’s Encompass and Print Management programs, the industry’s leading document management and output optimization services. In developing Encompass Online, Melo has leveraged his extensive experience developing Web-based applications for the document imaging industry.
Melo was the lead inventor on a U.S. patent for Internet-enabled broadcast printing in 2002, and is the lead inventor on two other applications, one in the field of Internet-based monitoring systems for printers and copiers, and the other for Toshiba’s [Encompass Online application.
Melo is a graduate of Toshiba’s Six Sigma certification program and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Montclair State College in New Jersey and a Master of Business Administration degree from New York University.
About Toshiba America Business Solutions Inc.
Toshiba America Business Solutions Inc. (TABS) is an independent operating company of Toshiba Corporation, the seventh largest electronics/electrical equipment company in the world. TABS is a leading provider of managed print and professional services (MPS and PS), and manages product planning, marketing, sales, service, support and distribution of copiers, facsimiles, multifunction printing products, network controllers, and toner products throughout the United States, Mexico, Central and South America and the Caribbean. MPS and PS are strategic focus areas for the company, which first developed and began marketing the Encompassâ„¢ MPS program in 2003.
Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., TABS has five divisions: the Electronic Imaging Division; the Toner Products Division; the Document Solutions Engineering Division; the International Division; and Toshiba Business Solutions (TBS), a wholly-owned subsidiary corporation of TABS, that operates a network of wholly-owned office equipment dealers throughout the United States.
Honored with the Channel’s Choice top award for “Superior Performance” eleven times by the Business Technology Association (BTA), Toshiba’s entire product line, customer support and marketing distribution policies are markers for the industry. For more information on Toshiba products, programs, solutions and services, please visit http://www.copiers.toshiba.com.
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