Katun Joins The Consortium

The Newest Founding Member Adds Its BTA Channel Expertise and Extensive Quality Aftermarket Toner and Parts Prowess to the Group

Scottsdale, AZ, Sep 2 — Stramaglio Consulting has announced that Katun Corporation (Katun), a world leader in imaging products, has joined the Consortium, a new imaging channel think tank. The Consortium, a group of industry leaders that aims to help the channel grow and thrive, is focused on helping improve business agility and workplaces throughout the channel.

Katun serves approximately 10,000 customers in 116 countries with its quality imaging products, while also developing the programs, products, and solutions that customers need to stabilize their business, increase profitability and meet future business needs. Katun is expected to add significant value to The Consortium based upon its 40 years of expertise and proven quality services in the channel. Katun will work with The Consortium members to expand solutions and service offerings to meet a variety of needs and requirements from the channel and their customers.

“We are thrilled with the opportunity to join The Consortium and work with this group of great industry leaders,” says Ron Petrucci, VP & General Manager, Katun North America. “We are committed to the channel to meet the changing demands from our customers and are excited to work with other members of The Consortium and provide our customers with our advanced and expanded services and solutions.”

The Consortium is assembled by Mike Stramaglio, President and CEO of Stramaglio Consulting, in order to establish an open collaborative platform that enables the Imaging Channel to embrace and lead Digital Transformation (DX).

“It is my pleasure to have Katun join The Consortium,” said Stramaglio. “Katun is arguably one of the most trusted partners for the channel and has been for many years. In this rapidly changing world with unforeseeable challenges, the role The Consortium will play for the channel is significant and I am confident Katun adds even greater value to the group.”

In addition to Katun, the Consortium founding members include Affinity, All Covered FORZA, ARCOA Group, AskForensics, Avalara, Clover Imaging, DSD Strategy Consulting, GreatAmerica

Financial Services, Gridiron Capital, MARS International, Pros Elite Group, Predictive Insight, Performance Now, Red Sage Group, RK Taylor Consulting, Schoenberg Finkel Beederman Bell & Glazer, Stramaglio Consulting, The Kingston Group, The Sailor Group, ZBA Solutions as well as media partners, BPO Media and Industry Analysts.

About Katun Cooperation

Headquartered in Minneapolis, Katun Corporation is one of the world’s leading suppliers of OEM-compatible imaging supplies, photoreceptors, fuser rollers, parts and other products and services for printers, copiers and MFPs. Katun has over 42 years’ experience in the imaging industry and serves approximately 10,000 dealer and distributor customers worldwide. For more information, visit Katun online at www.katun.com

About Stramaglio Consulting

Stramaglio Consulting is committed to taking imaging channel businesses to the next level with a focus on new technologies, innovation and consulting services. Its founder, Mike Stramaglio, is a well-known and respected industry leader with more than 40 years’ experience in the office imaging technology channel. Most recently, he was president of MWA FORZA with Konica Minolta after its acquisition of MWA Intelligence, the company he founded in 2006. To learn more visit https://stramaglioconsulting.com/.


Mike Stramaglio mike@stramaglioconsulting.com 650-888-9645


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