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ECi Senior Executive Tom Kapp to Retire

Thursday, November 5, 2015  
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ECi Software Solutions has announced that Tom Kapp, its executive vice president in charge of strategic supplier relations, will be retiring effective Dec. 31, 2015, having contributed more than 40 years to the office technology industry.

Kapp first joined ECi in 1999 after being recruited by the company's founder to help pilot its future and growth in office products and other related industries in both the United States and Europe. During his tenure with ECi, he served in a number of roles, including serving as managing director of ECi's international group and, most recently, managing ECi's strategic partnerships with a focus on supply chain efficiencies and e-commerce marketing.

"Tom's contributions to ECi's success are immeasurable and I can confidently say that ECi would not be where it is today without his insight, strategy and vision," said Ron Books, president and CEO, ECi. "When it comes to the office products industry, there are few names more widely known and respected than Tom Kapp. Tom's true value to ECi and this industry has been his focus on building long-term relationships based on his honesty, work ethic and a customer-first focus. His numerous talents will be missed, but we wish him a relaxing and enjoyable retirement with his family. No one deserves it more than Tom."

"I've been very fortunate to work with an outstanding leadership team at ECi," Kapp said. "I wish everyone the very best. I will always treasure my many friends in an industry where relationships and trust remain critical to a true business partnership."

Prior to joining ECi, Kapp held numerous executive positions with U.S. Office Products, Action Wholesale and Business Supply Centers. Tom currently serves as a board member for the Business Solutions Association and assists the office products industry in its efforts to support the City of Hope Cancer Research Hospital. He has also served as a board member for Lutheran Family and Children's Services and chaired their annual fundraising campaign.

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