Konica Minolta’s Laura Blackmer Named to CRN’s 2024 Channel Chiefs List

Ramsey, NJ — Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) today announced CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Laura Blackmer to its 2024 list of Channel Chiefs. The prestigious list, released annually, recognizes the IT vendor and distribution executives who are driving strategy and setting the channel agenda for their companies.

“This list truly represents the best in our industry and I am honored to again be named among these amazing leaders,” said Laura Blackmer, President, Dealer Sales, Konica Minolta. “I could not do what I do without my phenomenal team that works so hard every day with our dealers, finding solutions to meet their needs and helping them diversify their portfolios to ensure success.”

Blackmer joined Konica Minolta’s executive team in December 2017 as Senior Vice President, Dealer Sales, and in 2022 was 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 fourth time as a CRN Channel Chief, and she is a five-time honoree of CRN’s Women of the Channel list.

“This is such a well-deserved honor for Laura, who is an exceptional leader, is so well respected in our industry and is a trusted ally to our dealer partners,” said Sam Errigo, President and CEO, Konica Minolta. “Laura rolls with the constant changes in our market, keeping dealers informed about new, cutting-edge technology and developing fresh go-to-market strategies that help them grow their businesses.”

“These channel evangelists are dedicated to supporting solution providers and achieving growth by implementing robust partner programs and unique business strategies,” said Jennifer Follett, VP, US Content, and Executive Editor, CRN, at The Channel Company. “Their efforts are instrumental in helping partners bring essential solutions to market. The Channel Company is pleased to acknowledge these prominent channel leaders and looks forward to chronicling their achievements throughout the year.”

CRN’s 2024 Channel Chiefs list can be viewed online at CRN.com.