Oce North America Executive Guy Broadhurst Elected to Book Manufacturers' Institute Board of Directors Leading industry group recognizes increasing role of digital printing solutions

TRUMBULL, Conn., Nov. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Oce, a Canon Group Company and an international leader in digital document management, today announced that Oce executive Guy Broadhurst has been elected to serve on the Board of Directors of the Book Manufacturers' Institute Inc. (BMI). The announcement was made at BMI's 2012 Annual Conference, held November 4th through 7th at the Ritz-Carlton in Amelia Island, FL.

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"I'm thrilled to be joining an esteemed group of professionals on BMI's Board of Directors," said Broadhurst, Vice President, New Technologies and Client Solutions, Oce North America, Production Printing Systems. "In this digital age, the changes experienced in just the last 10 years have been extraordinary. As technology continues to evolve at an increasingly dizzying pace, BMI will play an ever more important role in shaping the future direction of the book industry. I'm excited to be a part of that mission."

"BMI is proud to have Guy join the BMI Board of Directors," said Daniel Bach, Executive Vice President, BMI. "Guy will be very instrumental in the planning and development of programs that will provide value to the members of BMI, and support efforts to expand their membership base in the digital print markets."

For more than 25 years, Broadhurst worked in digital printing technology. At Oce North America, he has been responsible for directing development, positioning, marketing and sales support for all digital printing systems, document and workflow management software, media development, and pre- and post-processing and finishing alliances. Broadhurst has been directly involved in bringing a number of key innovations to market, ultimately helping many companies achieve their goals. A recognized industry expert, Broadhurst is also a popular conference speaker and columnist.

Broadhurst's election to BMI's Board of Directors marks his second such appointment in just over a year.  In September 2011, Broadhurst was elected to the Board of Directors of the Accrediting Council for Collegiate Graphic Communications, Inc. (ACCGC), an independent body of industry and education professionals devoted to promoting excellence in graphic communications education. He views such honors as acknowledgement of the increasing role that digital press manufacturers are playing in today's book industry.

"These two Board appointments serve as proof of the recognition that manufacturers like Oce bring a wealth of information to help this industry," said Broadhurst. "It's a wonderful opportunity for me to help shape and influence and to receive as much knowledge as possible about what's going on in the industry which will in turn enable Oce to better serve its customers."

Founded in 1933, BMI is the leading nationally recognized trade association of the book manufacturing industry.  From its efforts to promote readership and literacy to its unparalleled networking opportunities, BMI provides tremendous value to both its member companies and others associated with the book industry, serving as an intra-industry communications link between book manufacturers, publishers, suppliers, and governmental bodies.

About Oce
Oce is one of the leading providers of document management and printing for professionals. The Oce offering includes office printing and copying systems, high speed digital production printers and wide format printing systems for both technical documentation and color display graphics. Oce is also a foremost supplier of document management outsourcing. Many of the Fortune Global 500 companies and leading commercial printers are Oce customers. The company was founded in 1877. With headquarters in Venlo, The Netherlands, Oce is active in over 100 countries and employs more than 20,000 people worldwide.  Oce North America is headquartered in Trumbull, CT, with additional business units in Chicago, IL and Boca Raton, FL.  For more information, visit www.oce.com.

Oce and Canon: Stronger together
In 2010 Oce joined the Canon Group of companies with headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, to create the global leader in the printing industry. Canon develops, manufactures and markets a growing line-up of copying machines, printers, cameras, optical and other products that meet a diverse range of customer needs. The Canon Group comprises over 198,000 employees worldwide. Global net sales in 2011 totalled USD 45.6 billion. Visit the Canon Inc. website at www.canon.com.

About Canon U.S.A., Inc.                                                                             
Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions. With approximately $45.6 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE: CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents registered in 2011* and is one of Fortune Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies in 2012. In 2012, for the ninth consecutive year, Canon U.S.A. has received the PCMag.com Readers' Choice Award for Service and Reliability. Committed to the highest level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, Canon U.S.A. provides 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company's RSS news feed by visiting www.usa.canon.com/rss.

*Based on weekly patent counts issued by United States Patent and Trademark Office.
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