KYOCERA Mita Corporation Promotes Michael Pietrunti to CEO of Kyocera Mita America
Extends Management Role to KYOCERA Mita Companies in North and South America; Pietrunti Also Named Executive Officer of Kyocera Mita Corporation
FAIRFIELD, N.J. – May 21, 2007 Kyocera Mita America, Inc., one of the world's leading document solutions companies, today announced that the board of directors of Kyocera Mita Corporation, has appointed Michael Pietrunti as CEO of Kyocera Mita America, effective immediately. Under this role, Pietrunti, who has served as president of Kyocera Mita America’s US based company, will now direct business strategies and operations for Kyocera Mita companies in Canada, Mexico and Brazil. In Japan, Kyocera Mita Corporation also appointed Pietrunti to the position of Executive Officer, a significant promotion for the head of the New Jersey-based subsidiary.
Since joining the company in 2003 Pietrunti has set forth aggressive business goals, outlining plans for Kyocera Mita America to be a $1 billion company. Since that time Kyocera Mita America has realized significant sales and profit growth as well as, significantly growing its’ brand awareness in the US market. For the fiscal year ended March 31, 2007, Kyocera Mita America reported Its’ fifth consecutive year of revenue growth and profit growth while increasing printer and MFP unit sales on a double-digit pace versus the previous year.
“I am honored to be leading Kyocera Mita America and its people through such a tremendous period of opportunity and growth,” said Pietrunti. “We have the industry’s most reliable, easy-to-use technology – and that will continue to set us apart in this competitive market. Likewise, I am honored the management board of our parent company in Japan has named me as an executive officer. I am confident that our vision for success, the passion of our people, our market leading products and our commitment to the environment will continue to showcase Kyocera Mita America as a world-class technology leader, and the type of company end users want to do business with.”
Pietrunti has more than 26 years of industry experience, and has held several key management positions Kyocera Mita America as well as with other industry leaders.
ABOUT KYOCERA MITA AMERICA
Kyocera Mita America, Inc. (www.kyoceramita.com/us), headquartered in Fairfield, N.J., is a leading provider of network-ready digital MFPs/printers, laser printers, color MFPs/printers, digital laser facsimiles, and multifunctional and wide format imaging solutions. Kyocera Mita America earned ISO 14001:2004 certification for its environmental management system in May 2007. Additionally, Kyocera Mita America achieved Microsoft Gold Certified Partner status with a competency in Information Worker Solutions, recognizing Kyocera’s technological expertise and impact in the document imaging management marketplace. Kyocera Mita America is a group company of Kyocera Corporation, the world's leading developer and manufacturer of advanced ceramics and associated products, including telecommunications equipment, semiconductor packages and electronic components. Kyocera Mita America, the first document solutions company with third-party certified sales data, has earned numerous honors for its products’ high performance, reliability and cost efficiency. Kyocera Corporation's consolidated net revenues were in excess of $10 billion for its fiscal year ending on March 31, 2007.