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Kyocera selected as 2019 Channel Champion at Business Technology Association (BTA) Grand Slam Event in NYC


Fairfield, NJ – Kyocera Document Solutions America, Inc., one of the world’s leading document solutions companies, today announced it was awarded the 2019 Channel Champion award by the Business Technology Association (BTA), at a BTA event in NYC. The Channel Champion award recognizes a vendor that brought BTA the most new dealer members during a campaign period: February 1 – July 31, 2019. Reaffirming Kyocera’s commitment to fostering a prosperous and strong future for the independent dealer channel, Kyocera introduced more dealers than any other vendor during this campaign period.

The award was presented at the association's recent Grand Slam event to Kyocera President and CEO Óscar Sánchez by 2018-19 BTA National President John Eckstrom. Eckstrom is president of a valued dealer partner of Kyocera’s in the Southeast through his successful dealership Carolina Business Equipment. Grand Slam was held Sept. 12-13 at the Sheraton New York Times Square.

“This award serves to recognize Kyocera for its focus and success in encouraging dealers to join the Business Technology Association in order to help them remain the premier source of distribution in their local markets,” said Brent Hoskins, Executive Director for BTA. “This recognition has distinguished Kyocera among its peers for its commitment to help strengthen the BTA Channel through membership in the association.”

BTA’s networking and educational events, which are scheduled around the country throughout the year, are designed for independent office technology dealers. The events provide dealers with opportunities to meet and discuss new ideas, and participate in educational sessions presented by industry leaders. This year’s Grand Slam event, hosted by the association’s BTA East district, featured a keynote address by Chris Messina, the inventor of the hashtag, a dealer panel discussion on how dealers are growing net-new business and educational sessions centered around the document imaging industry. There were also 49 exhibiting companies.

“It is a tremendous honor and privilege to be recognized by BTA and the dealer community,” said Danielle Wolowitz, Vice President of Corporate Marketing. “As a dealer-centric organization, Kyocera Document Solutions America is committed to sharing our expertise and insight to help support and drive growth for the independent dealer network.

About Business Technology Association (BTA)

Founded in 1926, the Business Technology Association serves office technology dealerships, resellers, manufacturers, distributors and service companies. Its core members — office technology dealerships — consult, sell and service hardware, software and supplies with the goal of helping businesses maximize their investment in devices and technology. Through the association’s various educational programs, information, research, legal services, publications and guidance, BTA member dealerships are positioned to be the premier source of the office technology used by businesses throughout the United States every day. For more information on BTA, visit its website at

About KYOCERA Document Solutions America, Inc.

Kyocera Document Solutions America, Inc. is a group company of Kyocera Document Solutions Inc., a global leading provider of total document solutions based in Osaka, Japan. The company’s portfolio includes reliable and eco-friendly MFPs and printers, as well as business applications and consultative services which enable customers to optimize and manage their document workflow, reaching new heights of efficiency. With professional expertise and a customer first culture, the objective of the company is to help organizations put knowledge to work to drive change.

Kyocera Document Solutions Inc. is a core company of Kyocera Corporation, a leading supplier of semiconductor packages, industrial and automotive components, electronic devices, solar power generating systems and mobile phones. During the year ended March 31, 2019, Kyocera Corporation’s consolidated sales revenue totaled $14.6 billion. Kyocera appears on the “Derwent Top 100 Global Innovators 2018-19” list by Clarivate Analytics and is ranked #655 on Forbes magazine’s 2019 “Global 2000” list of the world’s largest publicly traded companies.

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