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South Africa PFU augments EMEA sales and marketing team with two new corporate appointments

PFU Imaging Solutions Europe

July 15, 2010

PFU Imaging Solutions Europe Limited, responsible for the sales and marketing activities of Fujitsu document scanners, today announced the appointment of Doug Rudolph as General Manager of Marketing and Katarzyna Chentko, as Country Manager for Eastern Europe to build on its existing success in EMEA markets.

Doug Rudolph

Doug Rudolph

Doug Rudolph – General Manager Marketing

Based in the UK, Rudolph will assume responsibility for driving business growth and profitability in PFU's EMEA document imaging sector. Rudolph will oversee marketing strategies across Europe in order to achieve productivity and improve PFU brand recognition and reputation in the EMEA markets. He will also be responsible for aligning the marketing strategies to sales within Europe.

Rudolph brings over 25 years of experience in the IT industry, with the last 17 years focused in the document imaging market to Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc. in his role as Vice President, Product Management and Business Development.

At his previous company, Kofax Image Products, Rudolph was a Vice President of Worldwide Sales for Image Processing Technology, as well as Vice President of Business Development and OEM Sales. Rudolph graduated from the University of Irvine, where he received a BS in Information and Computer Science plus a BA in Economics.

Commenting on his appointment, Rudolph said: “I am very excited and privileged to take up this role in the EMEA regions for PFU. I am looking forward to leveraging my experience to ensure that PFU and the Fujitsu family of scanners extend our success in the document capture industry by creating more consumer and business demand for our products and growing our partnerships with software vendors, resellers and distribution partners.”

Katarzyna Chentko

Katarzyna Chentko

Katarzyna Chentko – Country Manager Eastern Europe

Chentko will lead the document management sales in Eastern Europe as the country manager. Her main remit will be to drive and expand PFU's scanner business together with the partner community in Eastern Europe. Chentko has 12 years of experience in the IT business, with the first 9 years focused on Fujitsu scanners in her role as Marketing Specialist and Marketing Product Manager. For the past 3 years, she had been working successfully as a Systems Division Manager at an authorised Fujitsu distributor focused on Scanner Business Development and storage solutions for the Polish market.

Katarzyna graduated from the Polish International School of Marketing and Management; Private University of Commerce and Law where she received master degree in civil law plus from the University of Warsaw where she received degree in Sales Management.

Chentko said: “The Eastern European markets will continue to play an important role in PFU's overall business success. I am very pleased with my new responsibility of generating sales in order to continue to grow the document imaging business.”

About PFU Limited

PFU Limited, a subsidiary of Fujitsu Limited, is a $1 billion global enterprise that designs, develops, manufactures and markets globally computer hardware, peripheral products, enterprise software and systems. PFU Limited has been engaged in document imaging scanner business over 20 years.

About PFU Imaging Solutions Europe Limited

Operating in Europe / Middle East / Africa, PFU Imaging Solutions Europe Limited is a market- leading provider of document image scanners for professional desktop, workgroup and high volume production environments; biometric authentication sensors and dot-matrix printers. Established in the United Kingdom in 1981, PFU Imaging Solutions Europe Limited, a subsidiary of PFU Limited (Japan), has its head office in the UK with subsidiaries in Germany and Italy.

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Date: 15 July, 2010