Will head up industrial printing division

Konica Minolta hires EFI's Mallozzi

Konica Minolta's US arm is based in New Jersey
Konica Minolta's US arm is based in New Jersey

Konica Minolta has bought on ex-EFI heavyweight Frank Mallozzi to head up its industrial printing division, including high-speed inkjet, labelling and embellishment business channels.

Joining the firm from a year spent in consultancy, Mallozzi brings with him 37 years of print industry experience.

Sam Errigo, president and CEO of Konica Minolta, said: “We are thrilled to welcome Frank to our executive team, and confident this important area of our business will continue to evolve under his leadership.

“Our industrial and production print business is a key strength for our US sales organisation. Frank’s extensive experience developing go-to-market growth strategies and integrating solutions to accelerate profitability will keep us on a path of innovation, and allow us to gain market share and strengthen our position in the marketplace.”

Mallozzi first joined the industrial print industry in 1987, when he joined Canon in New York.

Following eight years with Canon, he moved to Ricoh for a three-year stint, before coming on board with EFI in 1998.

Staying with EFI for 25 years, he spent his final eight years at the digital printing giant as its chief revenue officer.

Coming back out of semi-retirement, Mallozzi will transfer back to New Jersey for the role after 25 years in California with EFI – discounting a three-year stint in the UK as its VP EMEA between 1998-2001.

He said: “I’ve had the pleasure of working with Konica Minolta in different capacities throughout my career, and it is an honour to join the company and be leading this best-in-class team.

“This powerhouse brand already has such a strong foothold in the market, and I look forward to contributing and lending insight to develop new and innovative strategies to move us even further ahead.”

Mallozzi currently sits on the boards of two industry-related organisations: the Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation, advocating on behalf of the printing industry to drive younger professionals into the sector, and Cal Poly University's Graphic Arts School.

He recently founded the Center Reach Group, a consultancy focused on helping companies design and develop go-to-market growth strategies.