In this week’s installment of The Way We Were, we are travel back to November 2019 and Ricoh’s dealer meeting in Las Vegas. These photos originally appeared in the December 2019 issue of The Cannata Report.
Ricoh’s Rock Star (Top)
Ricoh Americas President & CEO Joji Tokunaga kicks out the jams during the awards after party at the Aria’s Jewel Nightclub on the last night of Ricoh ConvergX in Las Vegas. Tokunaga’s engaging personality and enthusiasm for mingling with dealers and press outside of the formal meeting agenda reflects the new, improved and more dealer-centric Ricoh brand.
The Joy of Sax
Mark Rivera, sax player for Billy Joel since 1982, entertains the crowd at Jewel Nightclub with classic rock and Billy Joel tunes.
A Bottle of Red, A Bottle of White
Ricoh’s Joji Tokunaga serenades the awards after party guests at Jewel Nightclub with a faithful rendition of the 1977 Billy Joel classic “Scenes from an Italian Restaurant.”
Do You Wanna Dance?
Joji Tokunaga (left), CJ Cannata (center), and Mary Jo Johnson (right) of EO Johnson, shake things up on the dance floor during the awards after party at Jewel Nightclub.
Frank Cannata, Ricoh USA President & CEO Joji Tokunaga, and CJ Cannata meet prior to The Cannata Report’s Access Japan breakfast meeting and presentation on its 2018 trip to visit the Japanese Big Six OEMs at their respective global headquarters.
CJ Cannata provides an overview of the similarities and differences between the Japanese Big Six’s collective global strategies over the next several years, along with how some of those strategies are already coming into play in the U.S. and the Americas.
Brent Simone, president of Stratix Systems in Reading, PA, discusses the benefits of partnering with Ricoh.
CJ Cannata and Dawn Abbuhl, president of Repeat Business Systems, connect between sessions at ConvergX.
Love Me Two Times (Below)
Four dealerships took home two awards each at ConvergX 2019 (from top to bottom): Metro Sales, Pacific Office Automation, RJ Young, and Woodhull LLC.
Metro Sales, headquartered in Minneapolis, was honored by Jim Coriddi and Joji Tokunaga with a Ricoh National Award for Excellence for @Remote Annuity as well as a Ricoh Regional Award for Excellence for Highest Revenue.
Doug Pitassi, president, and Ryan Weiss branch field sales manager, POA (center left and right) accept a Ricoh National Award for Excellence for Highest Production Unit Sales. POA also won a regional award for Highest Revenue.
RJ Young, headquartered in Nashville, TN, was honored by Ricoh with a National Award for Excellence for Highest Production Solutions Revenue and a Regional Award for Excellence for Highest Revenue.
Jim Coriddi (left) presents Suzie Woodhull, owner, and Robert Woodhull, marketing manager, of Woodhull LLC with a National Award for Excellence for Highest Digital Imaging Services Revenue. Woodhull also honored with a National Award for Excellence for Highest Printer Unit Growth Sales.
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