Reading, UK: 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.”