Ricoh Ireland today announced the appointment of Gary Hopwood as its general manager. His primary responsibility will be to drive business growth and profitability for Ricoh Ireland, while ensuring all company goals are achieved on time and on target by his team.
Hopwood will also define and develop business strategies, and will oversee their implementation in the Irish operation.
With more than 30 years’ experience working in senior business and leadership roles, Hopwood has gained a deep understanding of managing and motivating people to perform to the best of their ability. He has a strong outsourcing and services focus and has been directly involved in the transformation of Ricoh UK into a managed service leader in recent years. Hopwood will oversee Ricoh’s key objective in the Irish market of becoming market leader for managed document services.
Prior to this appointment, Hopwoodb was regional operations manager for Ricoh UK’s outsourcing division since 2008. In this role he had responsibility for all UK managed services customers outside of London. In his previous role, he was regional service manager for Ricoh UK from 2003 to 2008. Prior to joining Ricoh UK, Hopwood was national service manager in Ricoh Ireland for seven years from 1996.
Hopwood’s appointment underlines Ricoh’s commitment to growing its overall business in Ireland, particularly in the areas of managed document services, outsourcing and production print. He will work closely with his direct team of more than 60 Ricoh Ireland employees and also his indirect channel of dealers throughout Ireland.