Konica Minolta Appoints Laura Blackmer as President of Dealer Sales

Konica Minolta Business Solutions United States (Konica Minolta) announced the promotion of Laura Blackmer to President, Dealer Sales. Blackmer joined Konica Minolta in 2017 as Senior Vice President, Dealer Sales. She is responsible for sales and management of Konica Minolta’s extensive reseller network that represents and sells its award-winning products and managed IT services.

Blackmer’s new role will take effect April 1, 2022.

An industry veteran, Blackmer has extensive experience including 19 years with HP in sales management and extensive knowledge of the imaging channel. Blackmer served as Director of US Sales at Intermec Technologies Corporation, where she redefined the company’s channel strategy, programs and engagement. Additionally, she spent five years at Sharp Electronics, continuing to focus on people leadership and change management for channel-focused organizations.

“Since joining Konica Minolta, Laura has played a pivotal role in the success of our reseller partners, driving sales growth in all key areas of our business while driving the development of key digital transformation initiatives for improve capabilities,” said Sam Errigo, COO, Konica Minolta. “Laura is an exceptional leader with strategic vision and a unique passion for understanding our customers and our technology. I have confidence in his ability to lead and move the channel forward to achieve optimal success. »

Blackmer has been named “Best Female Executive” six consecutive years by The Cannata Report. In 2021, she was named one of Tiger Paw Software’s Top 100 Influencers in the Managed Print Industry. She has also been named to CRN’s prestigious Women of the Channel list four times and has served as Channel Leader three times. Blackmer is a member of CRN’s Women of the Channel Senior Leadership Forum and the Business Leadership Council at Colorado State University.

“I am extremely proud of what we have accomplished with our dealer partners, especially over the past two difficult years,” says Blackmer. “The energy of our dealers is contagious and motivates me to do better as a person, organization and business. I look forward to continuing our work to drive digital transformation and bring the best products and solutions to our mutual customers.

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