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Kyocera Document Solutions UK appoints Martin Fairman as new Group Sales & Marketing Director

Fairman will be instrumental in driving Kyocera’s sales and marketing strategy, and helping the company access new customers and markets

Kyocera Document Solutions UK has appointed Martin Fairman as the company’s new Group Sales & Marketing Director. Fairman was previously UK & Ireland Managing Director and Channel Director at Lexmark, and brings over 20 years of senior leadership experience in technology organisations to his new position. His appointment will help drive Kyocera’s sales and marketing strategy throughout 2021 and beyond, as the company further expands its customer and channel partner relationships.

Fairman spent over 12 years at Lexmark, occupying a number of sales and channel roles during his tenure. Prior to this, he held leadership positions at Samsung and Konica Minolta, gaining a wealth of experience that makes him ideally suited to Kyocera.

Commenting on his appointment, Fairman said: “I’m delighted to be joining Kyocera at a fascinating time in the organisation’s growth. The last year has thrown up a number of challenges for businesses operating in the print and document management space, but Kyocera has continued to deliver despite these pressures.

“The company now has ambitious plans to further expand its product and service portfolio, offering a range of holistic solutions that cover areas such as cloud, disaster recovery, automated workflow software and full managed ICT services.

“Alongside all of this, I’m looking forward to helping nurture and grow Kyocera’s relationships with its channel partners, using all my experience in this area to make a positive impact. Partners are, after all, integral to the success of an organisation like Kyocera, so giving them the guidance they need to succeed will be one of my key aims in this position.”

Rod Tonna-Barthet, CEO at Kyocera Document Solutions UK, added: “The technology industry has always been fast-paced, and we always focus on evolving to suit the changing needs of our customers. The pace of change has been accelerated even further by the pandemic, so our core priority as a business is to continue giving our customers and partners the tools they need to build effective, digitally focused workplaces in the long term.

“Martin brings all the experience and knowledge we need to make this happen, so we’re extremely pleased to have him join the team. His experience, leadership skills and knowledge of technology are second to none, and we’re very much looking forward to him getting started.”

About Kyocera Document Solutions UK

Kyocera Document Solutions UK 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 organisations put knowledge to work to drive change.

Kyocera Document Solutions Inc. is a core company of Kyocera Corporation, a leading supplier of semiconductor packages, industrial and automotive components, electronic devices, solar power generating systems and mobile phones. During the year ended March 31, 2019, Kyocera Corporation’s consolidated sales revenue totalled 1.62 trillion yen (approx. US$14.6 billion). Kyocera appears on the “Derwent Top 100 Global Innovators 2018-19” list by Clarivate Analytics and is ranked #655 on Forbes magazine’s 2019 “Global 2000” list of the world’s largest publicly traded companies.


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