Cannata Report names award-winners at virtual gala, benefiting HMH COVID program

The Cannata Report, a Hamburg-based resource for the business imaging industry, announced the winners of its annual “Frank Awards” at its 35th Anniversary Awards & Charities Gala.

The event, “Unite & Conquer,” celebrated the imaging and business and office technology industry. It has raised more than $100,000 for the Hackensack Meridian Health Circle of Compassion Program, which assists COVID-19 team members.

Sharp Imaging and Information Co. of America, along with Ricoh USA, each won three awards at the virtual gala. Winners included:

  • Best Manufacturer: Sharp Imaging and Information Co. of America;
  • Best-in-Class Manufacturer: Sharp Imaging and Information Co. of America;
  • Best A4 MFP Manufacturer: Kyocera Document Solutions America;
  • Best Production Print Manufacturer: Ricoh USA;
  • Best Marketing Strategy: Ricoh USA;
  • Best Leasing Company: GreatAmerica Financial Services;
  • Best Print Management Software Provider: ACDI for PaperCut;
  • Best ECM/Document Management Software Provider: DocuWare, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ricoh;
  • Best IT Services Provider: ConnectWise;
  • Best Technical Service Provider: Toshiba America Business Solutions;
  • Best Female Executive: Laura Blackmer, Konica Minolta Business Solutions USA Inc.;
  • Best Male Executive: Mike Marusic, Sharp Imaging and Information Co. of America;
  • Humanitarian Award: Keith Allison, Systel Business Equipment.

Winners were chosen by dealer principals and executives from office technology dealerships nationwide.

“COVID-19 prevented us from hosting our gala in person, but we were thrilled to announce the Frank Award winners via video this year and share the news with so many more people across the industry,” CEO and President C.J. Cannata said in a prepared statement.

The awards are named for Frank G. Cannata, the organization’s founder and editor-at-large.

“I am so grateful for the longtime support of C.J. and Frank Cannata through the Cannata Report, and for choosing Hackensack Meridian Health’s Circle of Compassion as the recipients of their virtual gala proceeds,” HMH’s Helen A. Cunning, senior vice president, network development, foundation, said in a statement.