Toshiba Business Solutions Names Jim Hawkins Vice President Of Operations

Date: Dec 01, 2009


Industry Veteran Brings Valuable Experience to Strategic and Tactical Leadership Position

IRVINE , California   ( Dec 01, 2009 ) :
Toshiba Business Solutions Inc. (TBS) today announced that industry veteran Jim Hawkins has joined the Toshiba family as vice president of Operations. Hawkins, who has been working in the office solutions industry for 24 years, spent the majority of his career at Danka Office Imaging where he developed a strong background in sales, marketing and operations. Most recently, Hawkins was senior vice president of Field Operations for Danka, where he oversaw approximately 250 employees and led an executive team of nine direct reports.

"We're proud to officially welcome Jim Hawkins to the Toshiba family," said Wayne Wilkinson, senior vice president and general manager, TBS. "It feels like he's been a part of our family for some time, as his previous position at Danka afforded him the opportunity to work closely with some of our Irvine headquarters' staff. Needless to say, he brings with him a wealth of experience and a laundry list of accomplishments that will undoubtedly make him a valuable asset to our team, and we look forward to working with him."

As vice president of Operations for TBS, Hawkins will be a lead TBS resource inside the TABS headquarters in Irvine, Calif. and is charged with setting the tactical vision for the TBS channel, interfacing and coordinating daily operational efforts with regional managers, TBS Finance, TABS Human Resources and Legal. He will champion and oversee the development and direction of plans and programs for achieving TBS's and individual TBS subsidiary operational/revenue objectives, as well as ensure that business plans are as cost-effective as possible. He will direct, manage and lead operational process-reengineering evaluations to optimize the overall productivity of TBS subsidiaries. Additionally, he will spearhead the development and implementation of operational processes resulting in the acquisition and operation of acquired companies.

Hawkins obtained his Bachelor of Science from the University of Central Florida. He also participated in the Lead-On "Building High Performance Teams" two-year leadership program from 2006-2008.
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, 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 group of wholly-owned subsidiary corporations of TABS that operate as a network of office equipment dealers throughout the United States.

Named the most favored manufacturer ten 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 "Manufacturer of the Year" eight times by Marketing Research Consultants (MRC), and has twice been named to the CIO 100 for being among the top 100 "bold" (2008) and "agile" (2004) companies in the world.

TABS is an independent operating company of Toshiba Corporation, the seventh largest electronics/electrical equipment company and the world's 97th largest company in terms of sales. Ranked by Fortune magazine as the eighth 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 2008 was approximately $67.9 billion. 

For more information on Toshiba copiers, facsimiles, multifunction printing products, network controllers or toner products, or for a dealer in your area, call (800)-GO-TOSHIBA or visit the TABS Web site