Konica Minolta Appoints Laura Blackmer as Senior Vice President of Dealer Sales

Ramsey, NJ, Dec. 18, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta), a disruptive technology company known for its smart office solutions, today announced the appointment of Laura Blackmer as the Senior Vice President of the Dealer Channel Sales team for Konica Minolta, effective December  15, 2017. Blackmer will report directly to Sam Errigo, Executive Vice President, Sales and Business Development. She will be primarily responsible for helping the company’s dealer channel drive growth, leverage emerging market opportunities including All Covered, the managed IT services arm the company acquired in 2011.

“Laura is a recognized thought leader in our industry and I’m confident she will be a tremendous asset toward the growth of our award-winning suite of technologies and solutions as we continue our transformation into an IT Services and Managed Service business,” said Rick Taylor, President and CEO, Konica Minolta. “Konica Minolta is focused on creating value for our dealer partners with strategy and intelligence that fuels their business.”

“I’m proud and very excited to be joining Konica Minolta during this time of innovative products and services,” said Laura Blackmer. “I look forward to working with the dealers to drive the evolution of the workplace and bring the future to our mutual customers.”

Blackmer has had extensive industry experience which includes various roles, both in sales and executive leadership positions at Hewlett Packard. She has been awarded “Best Female Executive” three consecutive years at the Frank Awards, The Cannata Report’s annual awards event which highlights excellence in business technology.  She has also been named by CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, to its prestigious 2016 Women of the Channel list. In May 2018, she will be joining the Colorado State University Business Leadership Council.

About Konica Minolta

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. is reshaping and revolutionizing the Workplace of the Future™ (www.reshapework.com). With our comprehensive portfolio, we deliver solutions to leverage mobility, cloud services, and optimize business processes with workflow automation. Our All Covered IT Services division offers a range of IT strategy, support, and network security solutions across all verticals. Konica Minolta has been recognized as the #1 Brand for Customer Loyalty in the MFP Office Copier Market by Brand Keys for 10 consecutive years and is proud to be ranked on the Forbes 2017 America’s Best Employers list. Konica Minolta, Inc. has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for five years in a row. We partner with our customers to give shape to ideas and work to bring value to our society. Follow Konica Minolta on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter @KonicaMinoltaUS.

Konica Minolta is a registered trademark of Konica Minolta, Inc. 

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CONTACT: Kristina Marchitto
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.
201-236-4399
kmarchitto@kmbs.konicaminolta.us