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Monday, December 6, 2010

Strategic Realignment of Managed Print Services Association,

Focuses Supporters on New Challenges Facing Dynamic Marketplace

Leadership and volunteers recalibrate assignments to evolve with fast-growing association

December 6, 2010 -- Key volunteers and leaders within the Managed Print Services Association executive committee and board of directors have realigned their roles to focus their experience on other areas of the MPSA. This will help keep fresh ideas and new perspectives flowing across all aspects of the association.

“In an effort to improve our effectiveness and support the ideas of our volunteer leadership team, the MPSA Board has approved these changes,” noted Joe Barganier, who was elected Interim President of the MPSA. “This coordinated transition ensures members can benefit from the diversity of experience we have to offer at the leadership level. We are all very excited about taking on our new challenges.”

Smooth Transition Reflects Broad Experience of Leadership

Jim Fitzpatrick (Oki Data Americas, Inc.) was elected to the Board of Directors-Manufacturer Representative, and has resigned as association president to concentrate on these new duties. “His background on the industry side will be extremely valuable in his new role representing a key segment of the association,” said Barganier.

To dedicate more time to the goals of the Standards Committee, Ken Stewart (Photizo Group) has resigned his duties as a member of the Board of Directors – Manufacturer Representative. This change will free him to focus on standards, a top priority for the association and MPS industry. Elections will be held in the Spring for the positions of President and the Board of Directors - Manufacturing Representative.

New MPSA President: 19 Years in the Industry

The new president of the MPSA brings an extensive resume to the job. Joe Barganier (MT Business Technologies, Inc.) has spent 19 years in the printer and copier industry and worked for two printer manufacturers: QMS and Ricoh; and several copier dealers, including IKON Indiana and Van Ausdall and Farrar. In May 2007, he joined MT Business Technologies, Inc. in Ohio, where he developed and managed the Total Output Managementâ MPS offering. Barganier earned an MBA degree from the University of Alabama in 1991. He will continue to serve on the Board of Directors as Dealer Representative while acting as Interim President.

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About the Managed Print Services Association

The Managed Print Services Association (MPSA) was launched in April 2009 at the first annual Managed Print Services Conference in San Antonio, TX. In May of 2010, the association unanimously endorsed the definition of Managed print services as “the active management and optimization of document output devices and related business processes.” MPSA membership represents the full spectrum of the MPS marketplace: the end user community, software and service vendors, hardware manufacturers, and resellers and dealers. This diversity is reflected in the MPSA leadership.

The vision of the MPSA is to establish a worldwide independent organization that removes barriers to provide profitable growth for all businesses within this sector. As an example of eliminating communication obstacles, MPSA was one of the first associations to use the social networking site LinkedIn as its primary communication platform, quickly reaching 1,000 LinkedIn group members in just a few months. Today, over 1,700 participants use the Managed Print Services LinkedIn Group as a forum to share industry insights, job postings, discussions, and news related to Managed Print Services.

Vendors, dealers and enterprises can find more information about the MPSA at The MPSA website is the hub for MPSA members to share information, and full minutes of the launch meeting are already posted.

For more information, contact:

Joe Barganier

(O) 614-895-8206

Cell 419-566-2637

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