Sharp(R) Imaging and Information Company of America President Ed McLaughlin Receives Second "Executive of the Year" Honor From The Cannata Report

MAHWAH, NJ--(Marketwire - October 25, 2010) - Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA) is proud to announce that The Cannata Report is honoring SIICA president Ed McLaughlin with the 2010 "Executive of the Year" award. McLaughlin is a two-time honoree, having also won this award in 2007. The Cannata Report is published by Marketing Research Consultants Inc. (MRC), a Glastonbury, Connecticut-based consulting firm. The award was given based on the responses received from nearly 300 dealers participating in MRC's 25th Annual Dealer Survey recognizing McLaughlin's stellar leadership and relentless commitment to dealer support. 

"It is readily apparent that Ed McLaughlin has captured the essence of a good leader," said Frank G. Cannata, president, MRC. "According to the respondents of our 25th Annual Dealer Survey, Ed has integrity, intelligence and a deep appreciation for the independent dealers who sell Sharp products."

The Cannata Report's Annual Dealer Awards are compiled from a survey of independent dealers conducted by Marketing Research Consultants, Inc. The survey weighs market knowledge as well as integrity and effective communication as critical criteria in the selection process. 

"I express my sincere gratitude to all dealers that participated and recognized me with this honor," said McLaughlin. "My team and I are dedicated to providing the best document management products, integrated software, industry-leading security and support programs to our dealers and customers. We look forward to continuing to work with our dealers to help ensure their success."

McLaughlin, an industry veteran with more than 35 years of experience, is responsible for the U.S. sales and marketing of Sharp's broad-based line of multifunctional products and software solutions, as well as Sharp's line of professional display products, point-of-sale (POS) solutions, and information devices. He has held sales and management positions with several Fortune 500 companies, including 3M Co., SCM, Saxon Industries, Canon USA and Savin Corp., focusing his expertise on the copier business.

For more information about the complete line of Sharp's digital multifunction systems, contact Sharp Electronics Corporation, Sharp Plaza, Mahwah, N.J. 07430, or call 1-800-BE-SHARP. For online product information, visit Sharp's Web site at

About the Cannata Report
The Cannata Report, a monthly management report published for office equipment dealers by Marketing Research Consultants, Inc., has published the survey of independent dealers for the past 25 years.

About Marketing Research Consultants, Inc.
MRC of Glastonbury, CT, provides consultative services to manufacturers and is also the publisher of such notable office equipment publications The Cannata Report, Copier Marketing Newsletter and LIVE WIRE.

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