Konica Minolta’s executives named Difference Makers

Jason Dizzine and Dana Drury added to the ENX Magazine’s 2024 Difference Makers List.

Konica Minolta Minolta Business Solutions USA’s Jason Dizzine, vice president of portfolio management and planning, and Dana Drury, market vice president have been recognized by the ENX Magazine as high-performing individuals in the document technology industry who have made outstanding contributions and are dedicated to bolstering the industry.

Recently promoted from his role as director of client engagement center and portfolio management and planning, Dizzine oversees the team responsible for Konica Minolta’s Client Engagement Center (CEC) and the portfolio management and planning group. Dizzine is responsible for establishing marketing strategies for the production printing business across all Konica Minolta channels.

He and his team have successfully established processes, policies and best practices, such pre-planning demos, pre-press requirements and a more streamlined Customer File Sample Request, to pave the way for an improved product-demo experience, resulting in close rates of more than 90 percent.

‘Jason’s 30-plus years of industry knowledge in sales, marketing communications, and product marketing and management put him in a unique position to provide added value in his day-to-day interactions with customers and their journey with our products and services,’ said Michael Mathé, chief operating officer of Konica Minolta. ‘His knowledge and leadership have been a great addition to the Konica Minolta organization and I look forward to his continued contributions to the success of our customers, products and services.’

Dana Drury is a top-producing executive with a proven record of accomplishing aggressive sales goals through relationship building, strategic planning and exceptional execution. She leads by example to develop a winning culture, and under her leadership and mentorship, salespeople learn the importance of personal growth and continual development to stay fresh and relevant in the industry.

When the pandemic hit, Drury and her team reinvented their work style from their homes, with a different kind of support system. While many struggled to bounce back, her market remained in the top two markets nationally, and her efforts have helped produce 23 national award winners during her tenure. Drury joined Konica Minolta as an intern, steadily working her way up to take on larger and larger accounts, moving from roles as a sales representative to sales manager, director of sales, then area vice president to market vice president.

‘Dana’s track record in sales and marketing and her ability to build and lead sales teams are unparalleled. Her willingness to go the extra mile for our external and internal customers has resulted in numerous national awards from her market,’ said Armen Biberian, president of the West Region at Konica Minolta. ‘Dana’s success as a female business leader promotes a culture of excellent work ethic that is truly inspiring. She has been one of the most consistent, best-performing vice presidents at Konica Minolta, and I am fortunate to be part of her career.’