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Ricoh announces new strategic account director

Simon Wheeler has been named in the role for high-speed inkjet solutions

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Simon Wheeler has been chosen due to his “in-depth understanding” of inkjet technology

Ricoh UK has announced Simon Wheeler as its new strategic account director for high-speed inkjet solutions, succeeding Patrick Neininger who is retiring at the end of March 2024.

Wheeler has held executive-level positions at the likes of Hewlett Packard (HP), Canon, and Océ and has had a career in the print industry which spans 25 years across areas such as the UK, EMEA, Australia, and New Zealand.

A provider of integrated digital services and print solutions, Ricoh has continued efforts to expand including the release of new colour presses as well as initiatives like Ricoh UK’s continued work with The Prince’s Trust.

Speaking about this latest appointment and the retirement of Neininger, Tim Carter, commercial print director at Ricoh UK Graphic Communications, says: “I’d like to thank Patrick on behalf of everyone at Ricoh for his dedication and success, and wish him a very happy retirement.” 

Carter adds: “We look forward to welcoming Simon and the wealth of knowledge and experience he will bring to the team. Simon’s expertise will be instrumental in delivering our ambitious growth strategy.”

Commenting on his new role, Wheeler says: “I’m thrilled to be joining Ricoh. Having encountered Ricoh in many competitive scenarios throughout my career, I have always been impressed by the conduct and professionalism of the team. I’m looking forward to working with my new colleagues, and I hope to help them discover new practices, innovate, and encourage new perspectives.” 

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