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Onesource Appoints New Ceo

Onesource Appoints New Ceo

Leading New Zealand technology company, Onesource Ltd, has appointed Evan Johnson, the former Managing Director of competitor Fuji Xerox New Zealand Ltd, as its new Chief Executive Officer.

Onesource’s parent, Hanover Group Ltd, Chief Executive Mr Kerry Finnigan announced the appointment today, noting that while there had been a delay in replacing the previous CEO, “we believe the wait has been well worth it.”

Describing Mr Johnson as an ‘industry leader”, his appointment was “an absolute coup” for Onesource and Hanover, Mr Finnigan said.

Onesource, with its business services and financing focus, was one of the key components of Hanover’s growth strategy and it had major plans for the company for 2004.

Mr Johnson’s appointment coincides with a recent decision by Onesource and its flagship brands, U-Bix, and Cogent to refocus on core business, with a primary assault on the high volume and colour document market.

“The colour market has been developing over the last decade, but demand has really taken off in the last year driving a massive growth curve in that market,” Mr Finnigan said.

“While we still support the broader office technology solutions concept with fully integrated end to end packages and products, that model applies primarily to larger organisations. The new focus puts the emphasis firmly on the core businesses of multi-function photocopiers, telecommunications, servicing and finance solutions relevant to all NZ companies.

“The appointment of Evan is a key element of our plans for Onesource which is a very significant commercial business in its own right.”

Mr Johnson, who officially joins Onesource on April 13, said he looked forward to heading a company which had such a strong commitment from its parent, Hanover.

“I have always wanted to work for a New Zealand owned company. I am looking forward to having the opportunity to meet the needs of New Zealand organisations with the speed and agility that comes with local ownership and without the constraints or distractions of an overseas parent company.”

“Onesource is well-funded and supported by the parent, which gives both the U-Bix and Cogent businesses huge market potential. This coupled with the current push by KonicaMinolta into the larger end and colour copier-printer markets, where they are achieving technological advantage and recognition, suggests we will make some major market inroads in 2004.”

Onesource has a turnover of $115 million and 550 staff. Mr Johnson said that Onesource had an unparalleled portfolio of brands in addition to Konica with OCE, Oki, Hewlett Packard, Nortel, Samsung and NEC.

Onesource has a 25 per cent market share in the photocopying market, where it is currently market leader.

U-Bix is considered the flagship distribution channel by global manufacturer KonicaMinolta, due to its market success.

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