Laura Blackmer, President, Dealer Sales, has been recognized as one of Tigerpaw Software’s 2022 Top 100 Influencers in the managed print sector, announced by the Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. The list honors those in the office equipment sector who have been singled out as notable change agents and noteworthy voices. Blackmer was included on the first list in 2021 as well.
Tigerpaw monitors evidence of thought leadership across a range of platforms, social impact, including activity and reach, leadership outside of people’s professional jobs, and overall provision of industry education and insight as part of the compilation process.
Through the Intelligent Connected Workplace, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. is transforming and revolutionizing the workplace to achieve genuine connectivity. Through its extensive office technology offering, which includes IT Services (All Covered), intelligent information management, industrial and commercial print solutions, and managed print services, the company supports and guides its clients’ digital transformation.
Konica Minolta has appeared nine times on CRN’s MSP 500 list and has been recognized as a finalist in the IT Software category of the World Technology Awards. For fifteen years running, Konica Minolta has been named the top brand for customer loyalty in the MFP office copier market by Brand Keys. The company is also honored to be included in Forbes’ list of the best employers in each state for 2021.
Moreover, for its bizhub i-Series, the company won Keypoint Intelligence’s BLI 2021 A3 Line of the Year Award and BLI 2021-2023 Most Color Consistent A3 Brand Awards. Konica Minolta, Inc. has been listed on the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World list for four years and has been recognized in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for nine years running. Konica Minolta collaborates with its clients to give ideas and works to improve society.
Tigerpaw President and CEO James Foxall stated, “The office equipment channel and managed print are ready for change, according to so many dealers and partners. Businesses must adapt if they want to remain competitive in light of declining margins, the move to remote labor, and sector consolidation. This list is a fantastic chance to highlight the voices that have innovative ideas to support managed print dealers in thriving in a continually evolving market.”
The final members of the list have a broad audience across numerous platforms, are frequently seen at trade shows, appear on podcasts and in video interviews, and offer support to eminent organizations like the BTA, CompTIA, and the MPSA.
According to Laura Blackmer, President, Dealer Sales, Konica Minolta, “I’m pleased to be recognized among the most prominent people in our field, so many of whom I have the opportunity of working with and know very well.” Further adding, “Congratulations to everyone who made a list this year for their dedication to managing the difficulties and changes facing our business.”
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