At its annual meeting last month, Imaging Supplies Coalition for International Intellectual Property Protection, Inc. (ISC) selected Toshiba America Business Solutions, Inc.'s vice president of distribution and aftermarket sales, Tom Walter chair-elect.
With the nomination, Walter is slated to once again lead the nonprofit association beginning next June. He was ISC's chairperson in 2007-2008. ISC's 10 Board of Director members include executives from all eight Coalition members. Founded in October 1994, ISC is dedicated to educating, empowering and protecting consumers to combat counterfeiting and fraud in the imaging supplies industry.
"As someone with a passion for protecting our customers against the counterfeiting occurring within the aftermarket supplies industry, ISC is fortunate to have a member with Tom's leadership qualities return in a management role," Toshiba's President and Chief Executive Officer, Scott Maccabe said. "Coupled with his previous experience as ISC chair, Tom has vast expertise and influence in the aftermarket space, which will serve the organization and its constituents quite well."
"Everyone here at ISC who knows Tom - from our board of directors to new and existing members, alike - is excited about having him return in a leadership capacity," said ISC President, Allen Westerfield. "When previously serving as our chairperson, Tom was at the forefront of identifying myriad incidents of unlicensed manufacturers selling toner to consumers and I am confident he'll produce similar results as chair-elect and our chairperson starting next year."
In addition to Toshiba, other ISC member companies include Brother International Corporation, Canon U.S.A., Inc., Epson America Inc., HP, Lexmark International, Inc., Samsung Electronics America, Inc. and Xerox Corporation.ã
About Toshiba America Business Solutions, Inc.
Irvine, Calif.-based Toshiba America Business Solutions, Inc. ("TABS") is an independent operating company of Toshiba Corporation, a Fortune Global 500 company and the world's eighth-largest integrated electronics manufacturer. TABS provides printing, scanning and copying solutions, managed document services and digital signage for businesses of all sizes.
The company's award-winning e-STUDIOTM copiers and printers provide quality performance with the security businesses require. Complementing its hardware offering is a full suite of document workflow, capture and security services including EncompassTM, the company's industry-acclaimed Managed Print Services program. Encompass enables clients to print less and optimize workflow while improving energy efficiency.
TABS' ElluminaTM digital signage offering includes all of the hardware, software and services needed to implement both static and interactive digital signage installations. TABS provides content creation and management, displays, integration, installation and project management services as well as financing for solutions ranging for a single screen to the biggest arenas and stadiums.
TABS is comprised of five divisions: the Electronic Imaging Division; the Toner Products Division; the Document Solutions Engineering Division; the International Division; and Toshiba Business Solutions (TBS), a wholly-owned subsidiary corporation of TABS, that operates a network of office equipment dealers located throughout the United States.
About Imaging Supplies Coalition
The Imaging Supplies Coalition for International Intellectual Property Protection, Inc. is a nonprofit association of imaging supplies Original Equipment Manufacturers. Coalition members are Brother International Corporation, Canon U.S.A., Inc., Epson America Inc., HP, Lexmark International, Inc., Samsung Electronics America, Inc., Toshiba America Business Solutions Inc., and Xerox Corporation.