Cocker steps up at Konica Minolta print
Konica Minolta Australia has appointed Andrew Cocker to the role of general manager, production and industrial print, succeeding Sue Threlfo, who is retiring after PacPrint.
Cocker was previously sales manager – production and industrial print at Konica Minolta Australia. He will be responsible for continuing to drive the production and industrial print business in Australia, helping customers in print, label, and packaging to evolve and thrive in a recovering market.
He will continue to focus on accelerating high-growth in these areas of print, driven by the growing demand for short-run and increased onshore manufacturing. He starts the role on 1 July, the final day of PacPrint.
He has 24 years of experience in the digital document and workflow industry, supplying hardware, software, and service enterprise solutions, and has held management and leadership roles in operations and production sales within the industry.
Yohei Konaka, managing director, Konica Minolta Australia, said, “Andrew Cocker brings extensive industry experience along with an innovative, creative, and organised operational style with strong leadership skills. Konica Minolta is renowned for its outstanding service and support and his skillset ensures that this will continue well into the future. We congratulate him on this new role and have no doubt he will be successful in leading the team.”
Andrew Cocker said, “I look forward to working with the team, sharing my experiences in commercial print rooms and high-volume production environments to help our customers diversify, save time, and reduce costs to empower the growth of their business.
“Konica Minolta has a diverse product offering, and a great culture, which is what attracted me to the business in the first place. We offer many complementary industrial and production solutions that are relevant across a broad range of industries including government, education, corporate, franchises, and commercial print operations. After spending a year getting to know the team and the customers, I feel ready to lead them into the next phase of the production and industrial print era.”