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. Donnelly), 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.
About KYOCERA Document Solutions America, Inc.
Kyocera Document Solutions America, Inc. is a group company of Kyocera Document Solutions Inc., a global leading provider of total document solutions based in Osaka, Japan. The company’s portfolio includes reliable and eco-friendly MFPs and printers, as well as business applications and consultative services which enable customers to optimize and manage their document workflow, reaching new heights of efficiency. With professional expertise and a culture of empathetic partnership, the objective of the company is to help organizations put knowledge to work to drive change.
Kyocera Document Solutions Inc. is a group company of Kyocera Corporation (Kyocera), a leading supplier of semiconductor packages, industrial and automotive components, semiconductor packages, electronic devices, smart energy systems, printers, copiers, and mobile phones. During the year ended March 31, 2022, the Kyocera Group’s consolidated sales revenue totaled 1.8 trillion yen (approx. US$15.1 billion). Kyocera is ranked #603 on Forbes magazine’s 2021 “Global 2000” list of the world’s largest publicly traded companies, and has been named by The Wall Street Journal among “The World’s 100 Most Sustainably Managed Companies.