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Ricoh Named Top Premier Performer


Ricoh Americas Corporation (formerly Ricoh Corporation and Lanier Worldwide, Inc.) announced today that it has been recognized by the Premier healthcare alliance as a winner of the 2007 Pinnacle Award for supplier performance that meets and exceeds the expectations of Premier and its members.
Tom Sullivan, vice president, Major Accounts and Scott Petraglia, corporate account manager, Ricoh Americas Corporation, accepted the award at the 2007 Premier Annual Breakthroughs Conference & Exhibition in Orlando on June 19. Ricoh earned the Pinnacle award for consistent performance excellence with the Premier alliance. The award is based on performance data collected during the year and shared with contracted suppliers through the Premier business line review process.

“The Premier Pinnacle Award honors those elite suppliers who understand the importance of collaboration and strive for performance excellence. These suppliers are setting the standard for all of Premier’s contracted suppliers as we work together to improve the healthcare of our communities, and we are proud to bestow this honor upon Ricoh,” said Mike Alkire, president of Premier Purchasing Partners, L.P.

The 2007 Premier Pinnacle Award was awarded to 13 suppliers out of 720 eligible contracted suppliers who have consistently achieved scorecard ratings in 2006 of 95 percent or higher.

“Receiving the Premier Pinnacle Award reinforces our commitment to the Premier alliance,” said Tom Sullivan, vice president, Major Accounts, Ricoh Americas Corporation. “Client satisfaction is a priority at Ricoh and during our 10 year relationship with Premier, first as Lanier and now as Ricoh, we have consistently brought value through high quality products and services and have achieved significant cost savings for Premier members.”

About Premier, 2006 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient Serving 1,700 hospitals and more than 46,000 other healthcare sites, Premier is the largest healthcare alliance in the United States dedicated to improving patient outcomes while safely reducing the cost of care. Owned by not-for-profit hospitals, Premier operates the nation’s largest healthcare purchasing network, the most comprehensive repository of hospital clinical and financial information and one of the largest policyholder owned, hospital professional liability risk-retention groups in healthcare. Headquartered in San Diego, Premier has offices in Charlotte, N.C. and Washington. For more information, visit


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