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Lexmark appoints National Manager for Consulting and Professional Services

  • 23 November, 2004 11:03

<p>Lexmark has appointed Patrick Bodegraven as the National Manager for Consulting and Professional Services across its enterprise, corporate and government customers in Australia and New Zealand.</p>
<p>Patrick comes to Lexmark from Deloitte Consulting with 15 years experience in government and financial services. He will be responsible for driving the strategic growth of Lexmark’s printing consulting services.</p>
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<p>Lexmark appoints National Manager for Consulting and Professional Services</p>
<p>Appointment to meet local demand for output strategies</p>
<p>SYDNEY – 23 November, 2004 – Lexmark has appointed Patrick Bodegraven as the National Manager for Consulting and Professional Services, with responsibility for driving the strategic growth of printing consulting services among Enterprise, Corporate and Government customers across Australia and New Zealand.</p>
<p>With more than 15 years experience in the government and financial services industries, Bodegraven joins Lexmark from Deloitte Consulting where he held the position of Director, Strategy and Operations. In this role, he was primarily focused on delivery of consulting services to the Federal Government.</p>
<p>“Because low-tech paper seems inexpensive and certainly very simple, and devices like printers can be an after-thought, most organisations know very little about their output environment,” said Mr. Bodegraven. “Without a focused document or output strategy many organisations have no idea of, or control over, the true cost of printing. In fact, the cost is significant, as much as 3 per cent of an organisation’s total revenue.”</p>
<p>“But with the large cost comes a large opportunity. Organisations that actively manage their document output fleets will be able to save between 10 and 30 per cent of their recurrent spending. In my role we will expand our already strong capability of assisting organisations to realise these cost savings and build a business case around it.”</p>
<p>Graham Kittle, General Manager, Enterprise, Corporate and Government, Lexmark, said: “Patrick’s appointment comes at a time when output management is showing on the radar of many organisations. This is about realising real savings rapidly, in an area where most are simply spending too much. We have seen an increase in the number of tenders for output strategy and output management so the appointment of Patrick is very timely. The consulting team will look at the areas of a business that are paper-intensive, including specific business processes where document distribution and access are critical, and make recommendations for improving those processes. Greater savings usually lie in streamlining document workflow and shortening cycle times, while reducing dependencies on paper.”</p>
<p>Lexmark has conducted over 1200 consulting and system integration projects worldwide with hard dollar savings that range from 15 to 70 per cent.</p>
<p>Bodegraven brings to Lexmark extensive experience in managing large scale projects, including business process reviews, change management, business cases, systems integration and ICT outsourcing. His experience at Deloitte also included a secondment to the US where he delivered significant process improvement projects for key agencies in California, Florida and Texas.</p>
<p>Bodegraven is a certified Project Management Professional with the Project Management Institute and a Senior Associate with the Australasian Institute of Banking and Finance.</p>
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<p>About Lexmark</p>
<p>Lexmark International, Inc. is a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of printing solutions -- including laser and inkjet printers, multifunction products, associated supplies and services -- for offices and homes in more than 150 countries. Founded in 1991, Lexmark reported approximately US$4.8 billion in revenue in 2003, and can be found on the Internet at www.lexmark.com</p>
<p>For copies of this and other Lexmark releases, visit the News Room at www.lexmark.com/ap</p>
<p>For further information please contact:</p>
<p>Jessica Sealby or Guy Downes
Howorth Communications
Tel: +61 2 8281 3810
Email: pr@howorth.com.au</p>
<p>Mark Lenyszyn
Lexmark International Australia Pty Ltd
Tel: +61 2 9930 3500
Email: mlenyszy@lexmark.com</p>

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