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  • 18-Apr-2011 2:14 AM | Anonymous

    New MPSA member serves hundreds of dealers in US and Canada

    The Managed Print Services Association (MPSA) announces that LMI has joined as a corporate member. MPSA is an independent, not-for-profit organization dedicated to growing the managed print services industry through standards, education and best practices.

    An active corporate member within the MPS community, LMI services over 600 MPS dealers in the United States and Canada. The firm was selected by the MPSA as the 2010 Winner of Best Infrastructure Provider for MPS dealers.

    “LMI is proud to be an MPSA member because it is an independent organization that represents the combined interests of both MPS resellers and end users,” stated Aaron Dyck, President, LMI Canada. “As one of the largest MPS providers in both Canada and the United States, it behooves us to engage with thought leaders like the MPSA membership.”


    This year, LMI is a corporate sponsor of the upcoming Global MPS conference, and Mr. Dyck is a conference speaker. In his presentation, “MPS Sales & Marketing Best Practices,” he provides ten practical action items any MPS reseller can implement right away to create awareness and drive MPS leads.

    “As a new member, LMI gives our community a valuable resource towards our goal of encouraging professionalism and best practices. LMI brings proven ideas and perspectives about what it takes to be successful in MPS, and their active participation in the association benefits us all,” said MPSA President Joe Barganier.  

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    MPSA Media Contacts:

    Joe Barganier

    President, Managed Print Services Association


    Carro Ford Weston


    About LMI Solutions Inc.

    Selected by the Managed Print Services Association as the 2010 Winner of Best Infrastructure Provider for dealers, LMI has earned an enviable reputation of providing turnkey managed print solutions to over 600 dealers. As a pioneer manufacturer and recognized leader in the aftermarket consumables arena, LMI now equips dealers with award winning MPS Training, MPS Marketing, and the exclusive LMI PageTrac Advantage. This powerful combination of field ready MPS services featuring industry leading print management technology, a powerful TCO calculator, benchmark quality products, and a proven fulfillment system designed to maximize dealer profits and ensure end user satisfaction. Visit for more information in video.

    About the Managed Print Services Association

    As an independent, not-for-profit organization, the Managed Print Services Association (MPSA) serves the emerging MPS industry through development of standards and industry guidelines, which unite the different segments of the industry. MPSA also presents the annual MPS Leadership Awards. For more information, visit

  • 28-Mar-2011 2:09 AM | Anonymous

    Steady association growth reflects strength of MPS market

    The Managed Print Services Association (MPSA) continues to experience consistent growth with a number of new corporate sponsors. The most recent additions to the MPSA community are:

    New Platinum Members

    • Océ North America, a Canon Group Company – Member 
contact: Tom O'Neill, Director Product Ops & Application Lab
    • Synnex Corporation – Member contact: James Luquire, Associate Vice President

    “Océ is excited to join the MPSA,” said Tom O'Neill of Océ. “We see the association becoming the leader in helping establish best practices in MPS for customers and providers as this side of the industry grows and matures. As a group that contains a wide variety of MPS and other managed services providers, it provides a forum to exchange ideas and learn about things that work, and what to avoid. Additionally, Océ is pleased to share our experiences and add another voice to the conversation, as the industry works to define fair and competitive practices that are best for customers and end users of managed services and beneficial for the providers in this business.”

    New Standard Members

    “Global Printer Services looks forward to partnering with companies dedicated to the MPS industry. With 15 years experience supplying dealers with remanufactured printers, our goal is to to grow with our partners and provide the support they need to succeed. MPSA will help us stay current with industry trends and news allowing us to better serve our partners,” said Lance Lansing of Global Printer Services Inc.

    “We are honored to have so many high-caliber companies join us in the effort to support and grow the MPS marketplace. The end result is a stronger association enriched by the ideas and experience of a wider range of corporate members,” said MPSA President Joe Barganier,


    For more information about the Managed Print Services Association, visit

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    Media Contacts:

    Joe Barganier

    President, Managed Print Services Association


    Carro Ford Weston


    About the Managed Print Services Organization

    The Managed Print Services Association (MPSA) serves the MPS industry through the development of standards and industry guidelines which unite the different segments of the industry and bring value to all its members. For more information, visit

  • 07-Jun-2010 12:15 AM | Anonymous

    The Managed Print Services Association (MPSA) announced the winners of the 2010 Managed Print Services Association (MPSA) Leadership Awards. Categories include corporate end users, manufacturers, MPS infrastructure components and logistics, and MPS vendors.

    The second annual competition, hosted by Photizo Group, drew a pool of 53 submissions from twelve different counties. “Throughout the selection process, we were impressed with the high level of out-of-the-box thinking that has occurred in the industry within the last year. Quite a few organizations are creatively changing the rules within MPS and showing true leadership,” stated Jim Fitzpatrick, president of the MPSA.

    2010 MPSA Leadership Award Winners

    Special Recognition for Leadership within their Category:

    • Finance & Leasing: GreatAmerica Leasing Corporation
    • Marketing & Sales: Managed Print Marketing
    • Education & Training: Strategy Development

    Corporate MPS Implementation (End-User):

    • 1st: Insight Direct by DirectPoint
    • 2nd: Dow Chemical by Randy Elliott
    • 3rd: Utah National Guard by DirectPoint

    Manufacturer: Implementation to Channel or Direct

    • 1st: Hewlett Packard
    • 2nd: Ricoh & Canon (tie)
    • 3rd: Printersdirect

    MPS Infrastructure Component Provider of MPS Solutions

    • 1st: Print Audit
    • 2nd: POG Consulting
    • 3rd: MWA Intelligence (Enterprise Suite)

    MPS Infrastructure Logistical Provider of MPS Solutions:

    • 1st: LMI Solutions
    • 2nd: Metrofuser
    • 3rd: MWA Intelligence (nMPS Program)

    MPS Vendor:

    • 1st: WPS
    • 2nd: Milner & Canon (tie)
    • 3rd: Marco

    Customer-centric Judging Criteria

    MPSA board members interviewed all 2010 Leadership Award submissions and judged them using an in-depth, balanced scorecard methodology. Solutions were rated based on core criteria such as strength of vision, support and level of adoption. Judges also considered MPS best practices, operational fit, flexibility and growth, as well as business benefits and ROI.

    “It was important to the MPSA that we designed the balanced scorecard and the resulting judging to focus on the benefit that the proposed solution would provide to the ultimate customer,” said MPSA Vice President Justin West. “The end users are at the core of everything the MPSA stands for, as we develop standards and best practices for the industry.”


    About the Managed Print Services Organization

    The Managed Print Services Association (MPSA) serves the emerging Managed Print Services (MPS) Industry through development of standards and industry best practices. MPSA unites the different segments of the industry that bring value to MPS. For more information, visit
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