(Pictured above: Winners of the “Best MPS Innovation Award” category: L to R front row: West McDonald, Print Audit and Kim Louden, GreatAmerica Financial Services; L to R back row: Josie Heskje, GreatAmerica Financial Services; Aldo Spensieri, CIG; Tawnya Stone, GreatAmerica Financial Services; Mitch Leahy, GreatAmerica Financial Services; Lindsay Bohon, GreatAmerica Financial Services; Jennie Fisher, GreatAmerica Financial Services; Jeremy Potts, GreatAmerica Financial Services.)
The Managed Print Services Association (MPSA) has announced the winners of its 2018 Global MPSA MPS Leadership Awards. Ten winners were announced for seven categories at the 2018 ITEX Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, the evening of Wednesday, May, 16th in room 105 of the MGM Grand Conference Hall. MPSA Executive Committee member and Vice President, Tawnya Stone, emceed the ceremony.
The MPSA Awards were established in 2010 to honor those companies that have excelled in various areas related to managed print. Winners serve as shining examples to the community regarding their commitment and expertise in managed print services (MPS). The last Global MPSA MPS Leadership Awards were held in 2016 at CompTIA’s Channel Con event.
A judging panel of industry leaders, chosen from the MPSA membership and led by members of the MPSA Executive Committee to ensure impartiality and adherence to guidelines, vetted and scored awards submissions. The company scoring highest in each category was deemed winner of the respective award.
“The nominees this year were outstanding and should give everyone in our industry great confidence in the future of MPS,” said Doug Bies, president of the Managed Print Services Association. “Our winners are pushing the boundaries of MPS innovation and should be proud of their achievements.”
The 2018 Global MPSA MPS Leadership Awards winners are:
Best MPS Innovation Award – Clover Imaging Group, Print Audit and GreatAmerica Financial Services Corporation (One award for a collaborative approach.)
Each year we see new developments and initiatives in MPS that have the potential to redefine the way we view the industry. This award is intended to single out the individual, company, product, or process that can be genuinely hailed an innovation for the industry. This year, there was a novel approach to the submissions, with three member companies collaborating together to provide a solution to the industry around Seat Based Billing.
Independent MPS Plus Provider – Guy Brown Diverse Business Solutions
An organization selling Basic managed print services (supply fulfillment, break/fix service, and equipment services), independent from a manufacturer of printer/MFP equipment or supplies and offers MPS Plus solutions such as document management, document workflow, and/or business document processes. Services and value proposition may be targeted to specific vertical markets or be horizontal in application. Sales/delivery model may be direct to end-customers and/or through channel partners. Size/scope of organization may be local, regional, or national.
Managed Print Infrastructure Provider – Supplies Network
An organization providing the necessary component structure to MPS Services. Providers that provide MPS to end-user customers. This organization is not owned, directly or indirectly, by a manufacturer (including branches and subsidiaries).
Regional Managed Print Services Provider – Xtandit
A local or regional organization that provides all or any aspects of managed print services in one or more countries of the following regions; Asia Pacific, Europe/Russia, India/Middle East/Africa, and South America, whether directly or indirectly.
MPS Software Provider – Tiger Paw
An organization that develops software for the managed print services sector, whether sales management, device management, user management, service management, or billing.
MPS Professional Services Provider – GreatAmerica Financial Services
An organization with more than one full-time employee providing training, research, or consultancy.
Outstanding MPS Contribution by an Individual
An individual who has made a significant contribution to the industry and the MPSA organization.
- Ron Alphin, ABM Federal and MPSA Board Member
- Josie Heskje, GreatAmerica Financial Services and MPSA Marketing & Communications Committee Chairperson
- Kevin Campbell, Independent Senior Executive Consultant and MPSA Education Committee Chairperson
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