Dealer Earns Top Honor at Toshiba’s 2006 National Dealer Meeting

IRVINE , California   ( Jul 18, 2006 ) :

Toshiba America Business Solutions Inc. (TABS) named Pacific Office Automation “Dealer of the Year” at the company’s 2006 National Dealer Meeting, which took place in Monarch Beach, Calif. from May 22-25. This coveted award recognizes the one dealer that best represents continued sales success, technical service expertise and outstanding customer service and satisfaction throughout 2005.

“We are thrilled to receive this award in recognition of our ongoing efforts to provide our customers with leading-edge technology and superior support,” said Terry Newsom, president, Pacific Office Automation. “Being named Toshiba’s Dealer of the Year is a testament to the hard work and dedication put forth by the entire team at Pacific Office Automation.”

Founded in 1976, Pacific Office Automation operates from 14 locations throughout Washington, Oregon, Arizona and Utah. Other accolades recently garnered by the company include being named a 2005 Elite Dealer by OfficeDealer magazine and receiving Toshiba’s ProMasters Award an impressive nine times.

“We are extremely pleased to be able to present Pacific Office Automation with this well-deserved honor,” said Larry White, vice president, Sales, TABS. “This dealership has demonstrated a commitment to its customers and a level of sales success that made them an obvious choice for this award. We wish to extend our sincere appreciation to each and every employee at Pacific Office Automation for their continued support and dedication to Toshiba.”

For further information about Pacific Office Automation or to obtain additional product information please call 888-896-9029 or visit the company’s Web site at

About Toshiba America Business Solutions Inc.

Toshiba America Business Solutions Inc. (TABS) manages product planning, marketing, sales, service support and distribution of copiers, facsimiles, multifunction printing products, network controllers, and toner products throughout the United States, Mexico, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., TABS has four divisions: the Electronic Imaging Division; the Toner Products Division; the Document Solutions Engineering Division; and TOPAC U.S.A., Inc., dba Toshiba Business Solutions (TBS), a wholly-owned subsidiary corporation of TABS, that operates a network of wholly owned office equipment dealers throughout the United States.

Named the most favored manufacturer seven times by the Business Technology Association (BTA), Toshiba’s entire product line, customer support and marketing distribution policies are markers for the industry. Among the many other awards garnered in recent years, Toshiba was named the “Copier Manufacturer of the Year” six times by the Marketing Research Consultants (MRC), and has twice been named to the CIO 100 for being among the top 100 “bold” (2005) and “agile” (2004) companies in the world.

TABS is an independent operating company of Toshiba Corporation, the sixth largest electronics/electrical equipment company and the world's 72nd largest company in terms of sales. Ranked by Fortune magazine as the 9th Most Admired Electronics Company in the World, Toshiba Corporation is a world leader in high technology products with more than 300 major subsidiaries and affiliates worldwide. Fiscal year revenue in 2004 was approximately $55 billion.

For more information on Toshiba copier, facsimile, multifunction printing products, network controllers or toner products, or for a dealer in your area, call 1-800-GO-TOSHIBA or visit the TABS Web site at