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Imaging Supplies Coalition Announces New Board Chairman and Officers

July 1, 2011 | Venice, Florida

The Imaging Supplies Coalition for International Intellectual Property Protection (ISC) announced the election of a new Chairman of the Board and three new officers at their annual meeting held June 21, 2011. Jeffrey Kwasny, Global Anticounterfeiting Programs Manager, Hewlett Packard was named Chairman of the Board. He succeeds Andrew Gardner of Lexmark International.

Commenting on the election, Allen Westerfield, President of the Coalition said:

"The Members and Board of Directors want to thank Andrew and Lexmark and the other outgoing officers (Treasurer, Sharon Kreps of Epson and Secretary, Kathy Tarsiewicz of Okidata) for their proactive involvement and support of the ISC. Our new Chairman, Jeff Kwasny, brings a wealth of industry knowledge and experience to the Chair and with his leadership we look forward to expanding our efforts to prevent counterfeiting and fraud in the imaging supplies industry."

Additionally, Albert Gallina VP, Brand Protection Group, Xerox was elected Vice Chair, Andrew Gardner, Worldwide Brand Protection Manager, Lexmark International was elected Treasurer, and John McIntyre, Sustainability Manager, Samsung Electronics America was elected Secretary.

Westerfield went on to say: "Each of these officers has a depth of experience in the imaging supplies industry and are leaders in their companies’ efforts to protect their brand and their customers from illegal activity. The ISC and the imaging supplies industry as a whole will benefit from their service."

The Imaging Supplies Coalition for International Intellectual Property Protection, Inc. is a non-profit association of imaging supplies Original Equipment Manufacturers. Coalition members are Brother International Corporation, Canon U.S.A., Inc, Epson America Inc., Lexmark International, Inc., Oki Data Corporation, Samsung Electronics America, Inc., Toshiba America Business Solutions Inc., and Xerox Corporation.

The ISC can be contacted at 941-961-7897, e-mail at or visit the website at www.isc-inc-org.





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