Konica Minolta sales and marketing general manager for business solutions, Frank Mellish, has left the company following a management restructure. He had been in the position for nine months after a promotion from the marketing director's role.
New recruit, John Venette, has been appointed national marketing manager. He would not confirm who would be responsible for the sales side of the role and refused to discuss the restructure further.
Konica Minolta was previously divided into three areas: business solutions, photo imaging and printers. In January, the company announced it would exit the global photo imaging business by March, along with the mini-lab, colour film and colour paper markets. As a result of the decision, the company transferred part of its SLR digital camera assets to Sony.
Repeated requests for comment on the status of the local business and staff from Konica Minolta's local managing director, Norihiko Oba, went unanswered.