It was ten years ago this week for the Ricoh "cleansing". These times were the months after Ricoh had acquired Ikon. Many great long time Ricoh peeps lost their jobs and were replaced by many Ikon peeps. GMAN paints an accurate picture of the "cleansing" in the thread titled "Cleansing". That is below or you can read it here.
It's still my belief that when Ricoh cut the deal for Ikon, one of the covenants of the deal was that many Ikon Execs had to stay on for x amount of time.
Enjoy these threads from ten years ago this week!