AMHERST, NEW YORK, October 9, 2018 – Stampede, the global leader in value added ProAV distribution, today announced it has been appointed by Ricoh Imaging Americas Corporation to serve as a United States distributor for its Ricoh and PENTAX-branded digital cameras, lenses, sports optics and 360-degree cameras, according to Stampede President & CEO Kevin Kelly.
“For years, Ricoh Imaging has been developing, innovative, affordable and high performance imaging products,” said Kelly. “We’re honored to add their extensive line of imaging products – including high-end DSLRs, compact digital and 360° cameras – to our growing portfolio of vendor partners, and know that our North American reseller network will be just as thrilled to offer these unique products to their customers.”
Founded in 1919, Ricoh Imaging produces the award-winning line of PENTAX DSLR cameras, lenses and sport optics equipment, as well as Ricoh’s offering of stylish and compact digital cameras and 360° cameras.
“Ricoh Imaging has chosen Stampede to expand our product reach among North American dealers, giving them full access to our unique range of high-end imaging products like the PENTAX K-1 Mark II and our 360° spherical camera line, RICOH THETA,” said Ken Curry, Ricoh Imaging U.S. Sales Manager. “With Stampede’s proven track record in the industry, we’re excited to see tremendous growth in the availability of our products to consumers throughout the United States. We look forward to a long and prosperous partnership.”
About Ricoh Imaging Americas Corporation
Ricoh Imaging Americas Corporation is a subsidiary of Ricoh Company Ltd., a global technology company specializing in office imaging equipment, production print solutions, document management systems and IT services. Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh Company Ltd. is part of Ricoh Group, which operates in about 200 countries and regions.
The company operating now as Ricoh Company Ltd. was originally founded in 1919, under the name Asahi Optical Joint Stock Co. and launched its first SLR camera in the 1950s under the PENTAX name. Today, the company continues to produce the heritage-rich, award-winning line of PENTAX DSLR cameras, lenses and sport optics equipment as well as Ricoh’s offering of stylish and compact digital cameras, known for their wide-ranging, rich set of features.
For further information, please visit www.us.ricoh-imaging.com