April 4, 2004
RICOH RECEIVES "CERTIFICATION ACHIEVEMENT AWARD" FROM COMPUTING TECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION.
West Caldwell, NJ, April 15, 2004 - Ricoh Corporation, the leading provider of digital office equipment, announced that it has received the "Certification Achievement Award" from the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA). This award recognizes Ricoh for having the highest number of internal employees who achieved CDIA+ industry-wide certification over the past 12 months.
Computing Technology Industry Association's CDIA+ certification represents a global standard of competency in the document imaging industry and is awarded to companies that are committed to advancing the application of document imaging by demonstrating dedication to best practices and industry standards.
This certification validates Ricoh's level of expertise in best practices used to plan, design and implement a document imaging system. Ricoh's employees receive certification by passing an exam developed by the industry's leading imaging systems vendors, distributors, and consulting organizations.
"Ricoh professionals are constantly working with customers to provide them with the solutions that best address their document imaging challenges, and we consider this CompTIA CDIA+ certification award a significant acknowledgement of our commitment to quality delivery and support for our customers," said Wayne Mize, Vice President of Ricoh's Solutions Marketing Division.
About CompTIA For 22 years, the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA), has been dedicated to advancing the growth of the information technology (IT) industry and those working within it. With more than 19,000 members in 89 countries, CompTIA is the leading global IT trade association with influence in all areas of the IT industry worldwide.
CompTIA also serves the IT industry as the world's largest developer of vendor-neutral IT certification exams. Experts and industry leaders from the public and private sectors, including training, academia and government work with CompTIA to develop broad-based, foundational exams that validate an individual's IT skill set. This group of experts provides the resources and subject matter expertise necessary to build a vendor-neutral industry-defined exam. To date, more than 600,000 people worldwide have received a CompTIA certification.
About Ricoh Canada Inc.
Ricoh is a brand recognized for raising the potential of business communication to new heights. The company is a pioneer in the development of multifunctional content and document management systems, and is a market leader in color and black & white digital imaging systems, facsimile products, printers, scanners, digital duplicators and wide format engineering systems. Ricoh employs over 74,000 people worldwide and has enjoyed a steady growth in revenue and profits for almost a decade. With its head office located in Japan, the 66 year-old leading supplier of office automation equipment experienced sales in 2000, in excess of $12 billion (U.S.). Ricoh Canada is a wholly owned subsidiary with its head office located in Toronto, employing over 750 employees nation-wide.
Ricoh has received the Energy Star Imaging Equipment Partner of the Year Award, for the last three consecutive years, from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) - the EPA's highest industry award, and also received the Council on Economic Priorities Environmental Stewardship Award for its commitment to the environment. Ricoh Canada is ISO 9002 certified and has recently received "Environmental Choice" certification - Environment Canada's eco-labeling program. Ricoh has also received the Market Research Consultants Digital Copier Manufacturer of the Year Award for the last five consecutive years, and has recently been awarded with the Office Copier of the Future Award for its Aficio 1035/1045 copier/printer.
For more information about Ricoh Canada and to view our entire product line, visit: http://www.ricoh.ca or call 1.888.Ricoh 1st.