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Stewart Krentzman will leave Oki Data Americas, Inc., headquartered in Mount Laurel, New Jersey at the conclusion of his contract on March 31, 2010 where he has been President and Chief Executive Officer with responsibilities for North and South America. Its' parent company, $6.2B Oki Electric is based in Tokyo, Japan.

Krentzman was selected in December 2009 by Computer Reseller News as one of the 2009 Top 100 Most Influential Executives in Technology.

Oki Printing Solutions is the #2 manufacturer of laser color printers in the world. In November 2007 PC Magazine recognized Oki Data Americas as the color printer vendor with the highest customer satisfaction scores in the industry.

He is a Director to the Board of Oki Data Corporation, Tokyo, Japan, of which Oki Data Americas is a subsidiary, and he is also a Director of Oki Americas Inc., in Sunnyvale, California.

During his tenure at Oki Data Americas, Krentzman has served as Vice President and General Manager of the inkjet printer line, Senior Vice President of Marketing, and Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Before becoming President and CEO, he held the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer in which he was responsible for overseeing sales, marketing, consumables, engineering, Latin America, and new business development.

Computer Reseller News named Krentzman to their Top 25 Executives for Peripherals in 2004. He is a member of the Computer and Communications Industry Association in Washington, D.C.

PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE

Prior to joining Oki Data Americas, Krentzman held various sales and marketing positions at Unilever N.V., including Director of Marketing/Beverages and Director of Marketing/Condiments and Snacks. He developed the sales strategy for the launch of brand Equal (the sugar substitute), helped launch what is known today as the $400 million fruit snack category in supermarkets and other retail outlets, as well as helping to develop and execute the strategy for defending the Lipton tea brand against Snapple and Tetley Round Teabags.

ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES

Stewart Krentzman is a part-time faculty member of the New York University School of Continuing and Professional Studies and currently teaches graduate marketing courses.

In February, 2009 Krentzman joined the Business-Higher Education Forum that is composed of several major university presidents and business CEO's to help establish education policy priorities for the Obama administration.[1]

EDUCATION

Krentzman graduated from Colonia High School (1969) in Colonia, New Jersey and from Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck, New Jersey with a BA in Psychology in 1973. At Fairleigh Dickinson he received both the Campus Leadership and Outstanding Contribution to Campus Life Award. In June 2007 the University awarded Mr. Krentzman The Pinnacle Award, its' highest award for University alumni. In December, 2007 he was elected to the University's Board of Trustees.

He also holds an MA in Human Resources from The New School for Social Research in New York City, which he received in 1977.

COMMUNITY AND CHARITIABLE INVOLVMENT

Krentzman was a founding board member of the Arsenal Soccer Club of the Pascack Valley (Bergen County, NJ) in December 1991. The club, a member of the New Jersey Youth Soccer Association, has grown to be the largest soccer club in the State of New Jersey. He served as President of the Northern Counties Soccer Association from 1996 until 1999. He also served as a director of the New Jersey Youth Soccer Association from 1996 until 1999. Krentzman was inducted into the Bergen County High School Soccer Coaches Hall of Fame in November 1999.

Krentzman, along with his wife Bonnie, also actively supports the fight against breast cancer. They purchased a 1955 Cadillac Fleetwood, which they had restored to become the “Twin Sister” to the single most famous car in the world, Elvis' Pink Cadillac. Beginning in April 2007 the Krentzman’s have made this car available, in partnership with Oki Data Americas, to breast cancer organizations nationwide to aide in fundraising to find a cure for the disease that affects millions of women each year.

In January 2008 the Krentzman's purchased and completed restoration of a 1959 pink Cadillac convertible that, in partnership with Oki Data Americas will also be made available for breast cancer fund raising. The 1959 Cadillac made its' first appearance as the pace car at the Revlon Walk in New York City leading 42,000 walkers through Times Square toward Central Park on May 3. 2008.

Mr. and Mrs. Krentzman are also active supporters of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and the Jay Monahan Center for Gastrointestinal Health at New York Hospital in New York City. Through Oki Data America's the Krentzman's have also made their Neoclassic automobile, the "Spirit of America" available for colon cancer fund raisers.

Krentzman is married and has two sons. He resides in River Vale, New Jersey with his wife.[2]

References

  1. ^ "Members and Leadership". Business-Higher Education Forum. http://www.bhef.com/members/allmembers.asp. Retrieved 2009-02-26.  
  2. ^ " Oki Data Americas Promotes Stewart Krentzman to President and Chief Executive Officer.", Business Wire, October 2, 2003. Accessed June 24, 2007. "Oki Data Americas, Inc., a leading manufacturer of printers, fax machines and multifunction products, today announced the promotion of Stewart Krentzman, 52, of River Vale, N.J., to the post of president and chief executive officer."
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