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 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 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.