KYOCERA Document Solutions Europe’s Executive Vice President, Oscar Sanchez, has been promoted to President & Chief Executive Officer of KYOCERA Document Solutions America. He will begin his new role on 1st September 2018.
During his time with KYOCERA Document Solutions Europe, Oscar led the company through a digital transformation which optimised performance across the board. In Spain and throughout Europe, Oscar is known to challenge the status quo, continuously searching for opportunities to innovate and delivering exceptional results in major strategic initiatives.
He said, “at each stage of my career, I’ve embraced the next challenge. The Americas are our company’s biggest market, challenge and opportunity which I am relishing taking on in my new role.”
In Spain, Oscar rose to General Manager in 2002, six years after joining the company, and delivered the highest revenue in the company’s history and increased profits by 1,000 per cent. He then took on additional responsibilities for Business Development throughout Europe, eventually relocating to the Netherlands to head both the Corporate Sales Division and Marketing Division as Executive Vice President of KYOCERA Document Solutions Europe.
Oscar will be aided throughout the transition process by outgoing president Yukio Ikeda, who will remain in an executive role for the duration of this period and beyond, having led KYOCERA Document Solutions America for over two and a half years.
Norihiko Ina, President of KYOCERA Document Solutions Corporation said, “as markets evolve, as our business grows in new ways, we must add new strengths. Oscar Sanchez offers a unique skill set within our company.”
Jose Luis Alonso will be appointed General Manager in Spain.
After 16 years of leadership under Oscar, KYOCERA Document Solutions Spain has also appointed a new General Manager in Jose Luis Alonso. The company’s current Director of Innovation & Technology, he boasts over 20 years of experience, having most recently led projects in strategical business development and digital transformation within the company. Alonso, who was responsible for the creation of KYOCERA Document Solution Spain’s innovative IT Services department, will begin his new role as of 1st August 2018 and look to build on the progress made by Oscar Sanchez.
Jose added, “the document solutions industry finds itself in a fundamental moment of transformation and regeneration. Having the opportunity to face this challenge from the front in a leading company like KYOCERA, and in a market as dynamic as Spain, is, without doubt, an honour.”