Kyocera Document Solutions’ long-serving leader for Australia and New Zealand has stepped down from his role as managing director after 22 years.
David Finn has been with the Japanese print vendor since 1997 and has been responsible for growing its regional footprint with both customers and the channel for the past two decades.
Speaking to ARN, Finn said the decision was spurred by a desire for change and to spend more time with his family.
“After 22 years, I just felt I have had enough. I’m going to take some time off before exploring another opportunity in the IT industry, probably by the start of the next financial year.”
Having started his IT career at Epson in 1986, where he held the role of general manager of sales, Finn later moved to Texas Instruments before being headhunted to the managing director role of Kyocera A/NZ.
Speaking about his proudest moments from his two-decade tenure, he added: “You have to have a really good strategy, but you also need to be a good leader as that is what people follow.
“There is just so much to building a well-run company and you really have to have channel management down to a fine art.”
Kyocera has appointed Ryosuke Okochi as Finn’s replacement, having promoted him from his role as process improvement manager, a role he has held since 2017. He previously worked for the company in America and Japan.
“I look forward to continuing the momentum of change at Kyocera Document Solutions, with a continued focus on long-term success as we work to accelerate growth through the continued execution of key initiatives in print solutions," Okochi.
Okochi added that he will be focused on transforming the company from being a “product-focused manufacturer” to a solution advisor to a customer focused advisor.
According to Kyocera, Okochi has played a “critical role in supporting the region in developing and driving continuous growth in sales and business leadership”.
He will work closely with the executive team and continue the strong collaboration between Kyocera and business partners, the company added.