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Scott Maccabe

Scott Maccabe

President & Chief Executive Officer, Toshiba America Business Solutions & Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions

Scott Maccabe currently serves as president and chief executive officer for both Toshiba America Business Solutions, Inc. (TABS) and Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions, Inc. As chief executive of TABS, Maccabe oversees the strategic direction and operations of the company which is comprised of five divisions: the Electronic Imaging Division, Toner Products Division, Document Solutions Engineering Division, the International Division and Toshiba Business Solutions, a wholly-owned subsidiary corporation of TABS that operates a network of more than 100 office equipment dealer located throughout the United States and Latin America.

In his leadership role at Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions – which Maccabe assumed in August, 2015 – he is responsible for all facets of the company’s technology products and solutions for retail store environments. His overarching responsibilities include strategy, development, manufacturing, marketing, sales, maintenance and services for the entire portfolio of store solutions, serving Toshiba's retail industry clients around the world.

Since joining Toshiba in 2002, Maccabe has held leadership positions at Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. and in 2013 accepted his current role as president and chief executive officer at TABS. Under his guidance, TABS has experienced steady growth in both its hardware and solutions sales, successfully expanded its product portfolio with digital signage solutions, pioneered industry-related cloud solutions and received myriad business and product awards.

Prior to joining Toshiba, Maccabe held an array of senior roles in operations, marketing, sales and general management in the technology sector at Quantum, Vangard, Fujitsu Computer Products and StorageTek.

In addition to his extensive management experience, Maccabe is committed to community support while serving as a board member of several organizations including Mission Hospital, which is part of the St. Joseph Health System. He is an alumnus of the University of Colorado.

Michael Torcaso

Michael Torcaso

Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Chief Information Officer

As vice president, CIO and CFO, Michael Torcaso leads the financial planning and accounting functions at TABS, including all U.S. and Latin America subsidiary operations, as well as applications development and IT infrastructure. He also oversees leasing, internal and external audit coordination, treasury functions and Japan's Financial Instruments and Exchange Law (J-Sox).

Michael Torcaso joined TABS in 2000 as vice president of Finance. During his tenure in this position, he managed the division financial planning and accounting including wholesale, manufacturing, retail and leasing aspects of the business.

Torcaso joined TABS after several years of working for Toshiba America Information Systems Inc. (TAIS) as controller, PC Manufacturing. He previously worked for Rockwell International, Merrill Lynch and Arthur Young & Co. (now Ernst & Young). He is a certified public accountant (inactive) with experience in public accounting, aerospace, semiconductor and technology. Torcaso holds a bachelor’s degree from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.

Joe Contreras

Joe Contreras

Vice President of Product and Solutions Marketing, Toshiba America Business Solutions, Inc.

As vice president of product and solutions marketing at Toshiba America Business Solutions, Joseph Contreras is responsible for developing growth strategies and sales enablement initiatives for the company’s portfolio of e-STUDIO multifunction products, document solutions, thermal and barcode printers and Ellumina digital signage line.

Contreras is also tasked with enhancing global business development, revenue growth and leadership for Toshiba’s digital signage offerings for Toshiba America Business Solutions and Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions.

Prior to joining Toshiba in 2000, Contreras was responsible for all marketing activities at SMC Networks including the company’s networking hardware solutions, wireless networking and broadband products. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business from Texas A&M University.

Michael Torcaso

Bill Melo

Chief Marketing Executive, Toshiba America Business Solutions

In his current role as Chief Marketing Executive for Toshiba America Business Solutions, Inc., Bill Melo oversees product marketing, strategic software and platform development, marketing communications and marketing operations.

Melo is also responsible for developing global marketing and branding initiatives as well as the company’s global product and services roadmap. Melo has been with the company since 2002 and most notably led the development and launch of Toshiba’s award-winning program, Encompass Managed Print Services as well as its newest product offering – Ellumina™ Digital Signage Services.

During his 23 years in the industry, Melo has managed the implementation of solutions at commercial, government and educational organizations throughout the United States. Melo’s prior employment experience includes; Vice President, Worldwide Marketing for Hitachi Koki Imaging Solutions; and National Program Manager for Ricoh Corporation.

Melo also was the lead inventor on a U.S. patent for Internet-enabled broadcast printing in 2002, and is the lead inventor on three other applications, in the fields of Internet-based monitoring systems for printers and copiers, and for Toshiba’s Encompass online application.

Melo is a graduate of Toshiba’s Six Sigma certification program and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Montclair State College in New Jersey and a Master of Business Administration degree from New York University.

Larry White

Larry White

Chief Revenue Officer, Toshiba America Business Solutions, Inc.

Providing more than 20 years of executive experience, Larry White currently serves as Chief Revenue Officer at Toshiba America Business Solutions. Within this leadership role, White is responsible for achieving company revenue objectives, developing revenue and profit growth strategies and driving customer value through both the company's direct and indirect channels in the United States, Mexico, Central and South America.

Another fundamental component of his position includes overseeing the company’s professional services-oriented subsidiary, Toshiba Managed Business Services, which launched in October 2012.

White began his tenure at Toshiba in 1996 as a vice president of operations and acquisitions for Toshiba Office Products Acquisition Company division, which is currently Toshiba Business Solutions, the organization’s network of direct dealers. He has led the company’s comprehensive array of indirect sales channels, including independent office equipment dealers, government, education and national accounts and distributor channel since 1999.

White is a two-time ENX Magazine ‘Difference Maker.’ He has additionally been selected to The Cannata Report’s: Cannata Watchlist 2018 as an executive poised to make a positive impact and was a 2017 Frank Award Best Male Executive nominee.

White holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Texas Tech University.

Steve Tungate

R. Steven Tungate

Vice President & General Manager, Service, Supply Chain and Innovation,
Toshiba America Business Solutions

R. Steven Tungate is responsible for overseeing the company’s innovation, technical support, service and supply chain management organizations. In this role, Tungate is charged with efficiently managing Toshiba America Business Solutions (TABS) complex supply chain, which includes procurement, import/export, inventory control, transportation, customer service and distribution. Within this position, Tungate plays a prominent role to the overall growth and success of TABS.

Leading TABS’ innovation program, he couples astute business strategy with such industry recognizable tools as Six Sigma. In directing the company’s industry-recognized technical support and service teams, Tungate oversees a team of more than 1,000 employees that interact with customers daily.

He started at TABS in 2006 as vice president, Strategic Business Planning. Prior to joining TABS, Tungate served as executive vice president, supply chain and service at Danka Office Imaging, and president of the company’s wholly-owned subsidiary, ImageOne, Inc.

His successful leadership at Danka was conveyed in a Supply Chain Management Review article, “From Mess to Mastery: How Danka Rebuilt Its Supply Chain.” Before working at Danka, Tungate served as senior vice president of operations at internet startup company, Value America, Inc. where he played a prominent role in engineering one of the industries’ largest initial public offerings in U.S. history. Upon assuming the role of chief executive officer in 2000, Tungate led the sale of the company to Merisel, Inc., a distributor of information technology and software.

He earned an M.B.A. with an emphasis in Material and Logistics Management from Michigan State University in 1983. Upon graduation, Tungate worked at IBM Corp. for more than 15 years. During his tenure there, he held successive management positions in a number of functional disciplines and divisions, including program director, PowerPC operations within IBM’s Enterprise Systems and Personal Systems Divisions.

Jim Hawkins

Jim Hawkins

Vice President, Toshiba Business Solutions (TBS)

In November 2009, industry veteran Jim Hawkins joined the Toshiba team as vice president of Operations & Acquisitions and was quickly promoted to vice president of TBS in May of 2010. Hawkins, who has been in the office solutions industry for more than 25 years, spent the majority of his career at Danka Office Imaging where he developed a strong background in sales, marketing and operations. Most recently, Hawkins was senior vice president of Field Operations for Danka, where he oversaw approximately 250 employees and led an executive team of nine direct reports.

As vice president of TBS, Hawkins oversees the company’s internal growth and acquisition strategy, and manages the integration of acquired operations into TABS’ direct channel operation. He sets the tactical vision for the TBS channel, interfacing and coordinating daily sales and operational efforts with regional presidents, TBS Finance, TABS Human Resources and Legal. He champions the development and direction of plans and programs for achieving TBS’s and individual TBS subsidiary operational, revenue and profit objectives. He also directs, manages and leads operational process-reengineering evaluations to optimize the overall productivity of TBS subsidiaries.

Hawkins obtained his Bachelor of Science from the University of Central Florida. He also participated in the Lead-On “Building High Performance Teams” two-year leadership program from 2006-2008.

Tom Walter

Tom Walter

Vice President of Distribution and Aftermarket Sales, Toshiba America Business Solutions, Inc.

As vice president of distribution and aftermarket sales at Toshiba America Business Solutions, Inc., Tom Walter manages the day-to-day operations of the company’s portfolio of aftermarket products. Within this role, the 25-year sales and marketing executive is additionally responsible for enhancing Toshiba’s footprint within the thermal barcode printer segment and increasing toner sales by introducing more distribution partners and programs.

Walter also directs the company’s green initiatives. His focus in this post is to create programs leveraging Toshiba’s portfolio of eco-oriented products – which include the world’s first multifunction product (MFP) with erasable toner, the e-STUDIO™306LP/RD30 as well as the company’s other EPEAT-registered MFPs – to better allow Toshiba dealers and customers to operate more sustainably. EPEAT is the definitive global rating system for greener electronics.

Prior to joining Toshiba in 2005 as the company’s director, aftermarket sales, marketing and operations, Walter served in management positions at Parts Now, Panasonic and Canon USA, Inc. He holds a bachelor’s degree in international relations from California State University, Long Beach.

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