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Talking print with Ray Stasieczko

Talking print with Ray Stasieczko

September 29, 2020

This week’s episode of the OPI Talk podcast features well-know document imaging channel commentator Ray Stasieczko.

Ray has been making a name for himself over the past couple of years with his End of the Day with Ray daily videos and his strong views on how the copier and print sector needs to evolve.

Speaking to Ray via a Zoom video link, OPI’s Andy Braithwaite asked him about the impact of COVID-19 on the B2B print market, industry consolidation, the Staples-DEX acquisition, and how office products dealers fit into the print picture.

 

Episode produced by Andy Braithwaite
Music by:
Extreme Energy by MusicToday80: https://soundcloud.com/musictoday80/r...
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Podcast: ISSA’s Dianna Steinbach talks about the importance of and opportunities in cleaning in COVID-19 times

Podcast: ISSA’s Dianna Steinbach talks about the importance of and opportunities in cleaning in COVID-19 times

September 16, 2020

This week’s episode of OPI’s podcast, OPI Talk, is all about health and hygiene in the workplace, a topic that has never been more important. How can independent dealers in the business supplies sector capitalise on the opportunities that this category presents in the current pandemic? How can they help their customers make offices COVID-secure as employees slowly get back to their usual place of work? Where are the challenges and how can they be overcome?

OPI’s Heike Dieckmann put these and many other questions to the expert – Dianna Steinbach, VP of International Services at global cleaning association ISSA

Technology and the independent office products dealer

Technology and the independent office products dealer

September 10, 2020

One of the impacts of COVID-19 has been an acceleration of the shift to e-commerce and all things digital.

What does this mean for the independent business products dealer?

In this episode, OPI News Editor Andy Braithwaite is joined by technology solutions expert TJ Crayne. TJ has been involved in this side of the OP industry for more than 30 years, holding various executive positions in the software and wholesale channels.

President of consulting firm PTC Associates, one of TJ’s is current responsibilities is Director of IT for leading dealer organisation Independent Suppliers Group.

 

 

 

Episode produced by Andy Braithwaite
Music by
Extreme Energy by MusicToday80: https://soundcloud.com/musictoday80/r...
Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/...
Music provided by Free Vibes: https://goo.gl/NkGhTg

Changes and challenges in the office products wholesaling channel

Changes and challenges in the office products wholesaling channel

September 1, 2020

In this episode, OPI News Editor Andy Braithwaite is joined by well-known office products industry leader Robert Baldrey.

Robert provides some great insight into recent developments in the business supplies wholesaling channel, namely the unfortunate demise of Spicers in the UK and the acquisition of SP Richards in the US by investors led by Mike Maggio and Yancey Jones.

Robert spent many years in leadership positions in the wholesaling sector, having occupied senior roles at both Spicers in Europe and at VOW's parent company EVO. He is currently in charge of Office Depot Europe's project to go to market under the Viking brand.

Note: This podcast was recorded in July 2020.

 

Episode produced by Andy Braithwaite
Music by
Extreme Energy by MusicToday80: https://soundcloud.com/musictoday80/r...
Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/...
Music provided by Free Vibes: https://goo.gl/NkGhTg

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