St. Louis Area Dealership Takes Home Prestigious Designation by Demonstrating Market Leadership and Creating Exceptional Toshiba Customer Awareness

Irvine , CA   ( Oct 06, 2010 ) :

Placing a high priority on encouraging and recognizing outstanding service, support and market achievement by the dealer community, Toshiba America Business Solutions Inc. (TABS) announced today that Fenton, Mo.-based DNT is the most recent recipient of the Toshiba Certified Innovation Dealer Award.  The program was established to single out exceptional Toshiba authorized dealers who demonstrate innovation and market leadership by implementing the full complement of Toshiba's marketing, sales and service programs.

"On behalf of Toshiba, it gives me great pleasure to congratulate DNT as a Toshiba Certified Innovation Dealer Award recipient, and we especially want to recognize Mike Golinvaux and Dave Wilson and their dedicated staff for their long-standing commitment to championing the Toshiba brand," said Bill Melo, vice president of marketing, services and solutions for TABS. "The Toshiba Certified Innovation Dealer designation and award allows us to formally recognize those members of our national authorized dealer community that perform beyond the status quo to promote and support Toshiba's best-in-class services, products and solutions to their end customers.  We congratulate DNT on this well deserved award."

First announced at the 2008 Toshiba National Dealer Meeting, the Toshiba Certified Innovation Dealer Award program evaluates authorized Toshiba dealers on their active use of Toshiba's full array of marketing, sales and service programs. To qualify as a Toshiba Certified Innovation Dealer, organizations must be nominated by Toshiba district sales managers and regional sales directors, and are judged on 13 separate criteria in three categories: 1) Innovation in Customer Service; 2) Innovation in Marketing; and 3) Innovation in Market Achievement. Top scoring dealerships are awarded the Toshiba Certified Innovation Dealer designation, an Innovation Dealer Award trophy, and other elite benefits.

"Being an independent dealer, we work with multiple partners, and we recognize how important it is to collaborate with a manufacturer that will not only support you with quality products and solutions, but also reinforce your sales and marketing initiatives.  Toshiba is one of the best at understanding the personalized market approach we employ," said Mike Golinvaux, co-owner/president of DNT. "After being an authorized Toshiba dealer for more than 10 years, DNT is proud to have earned the title of being a Toshiba Certified Innovation Dealer. We look forward to many more years of productive Toshiba partnership, all for the benefit of our customers."

About DNT

Headquartered in Fenton, Mo., DNT has over thirty years of providing document management solutions to some of the St. Louis area's largest and most complex organizations. DNT provides industry-leading technology with competent and experienced service engineers to ensure unparalleled customer satisfaction and support. As a result, DNT customers achieve higher levels of productivity and quality, while significantly reducing operating costs associated with document management.

About Toshiba America Business Solutions Inc.

Toshiba America Business Solutions Inc. (TABS) is an independent operating company of Toshiba Corporation, the seventh largest electronics/electrical equipment company in the world. 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, Brazil, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., TABS has 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 wholly-owned office equipment dealers throughout the United States.

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