Konica Minolta announced that CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Laura Blackmer to its 2022 list of Channel Chiefs. The list, released annually, recognizes leading IT channel vendor executives who continually demonstrate outstanding leadership, influence, innovation and growth.
Blackmer joined Konica Minolta’s executive team in December 2017 as Senior Vice President, Dealer Sales, and was recently promoted to President, Dealer Sales. She is responsible for the sales and management of the company’s extensive dealer network that represents and sells its award-winning products and managed IT Services. Her notable experience includes various roles in both sales and executive leadership within the technology industry. This honor represents Blackmer’s third consecutive year on CRN’s Channel Chiefs list, and she is a four-time honoree of CRN’s Women of the Channel list.
“I’m delighted to be recognized once again by CRN as a Channel Chief,” said Laura Blackmer, president, Dealer Sales, Konica Minolta. “The continued challenges of the pandemic have tested the strength and resilience of our dealer community, but I feel we’ve come through this time with flying colors. Our dealer partners have maintained business continuity for both themselves and their customers, and I’m especially proud to be part of their success.”
“Congratulations and well done to Laura. This honor demonstrates how her strong leadership abilities helped guide our dealers through the ongoing challenges we encountered in 2021,” said Sam Errigo, president and CEO, Konica Minolta. “Laura’s dedication to the success of our dealer partners is truly exceptional, as confirmed by her well-deserved promotion to President of Dealer Sales. She has provided the additional support our dealers needed to not only position themselves for success moving forward, but keep digital transformation a priority for their customers.”
The 2022 Channel Chiefs are prominent leaders who have influenced the IT channel with cutting-edge strategies, programs and partnerships. All honorees are selected by CRN’s editorial staff based on their dedication, industry prestige and exceptional accomplishments as channel advocates.
“CRN’s 2022 Channel Chiefs list includes the industry’s biggest channel evangelists, a group of individuals who work tirelessly on behalf of their partners and drive growth through the development of strong partner programs and innovative business strategies that help bring business-critical solutions to market,” said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company. “The Channel Company is proud to recognize these channel influencers and we look forward to following their continued success.”
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