MAHWAH, N.J., May 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA), a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, announced today that Laura Blackmer will be joining SIICA as its new Senior Vice President, Sales. In this position, Ms. Blackmer will report directly to President Doug Albregts and will be primarily responsible for directing the strategic growth and profitability of Sharp's Business to Business (B2B) operations with respect to achieving the objectives of increasing sales, market share and maintaining high levels of profitability.
"We're thrilled to have Laura join our team as the Senior VP of Sales," said Doug Albregts, President, Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America. "She brings a vast wealth of knowledge and expertise that will strengthen our efforts in becoming a best-in-class partner organization and further expand our relationships with both dealers and end customers."
Laura Blackmer comes to SIICA from Intermec, Incorporated where she spent more than three years as the company's Senior Director of North America Channel Sales. While at Intermec, she was responsible for all sales reported through each of the company's operational channels. Prior to that, Blackmer served as the Senior Vice President of Sales at Onforce, Incorporated, preceded by nearly two decades in sales and executive management at Hewlett-Packard Corporation. During her tenure at HP, she held the positions of Vice President, Sales, Commercial Channels; Director of Business and Segment Management, Solutions Partners Organization; Vice President, Small Medium Business, Customer Solutions Group, Americas; and Vice President, Commercial Channels, Imaging and Printing Group, Americas. Ms. Blackmer brings strong leadership and a proven track record for developing and executing successful operating plans across all channels and platforms.
"Sharp is a high-profile brand, globally recognized for its products and innovations, and I'm very excited for the opportunity to join the B2B organization," said Blackmer. "Sharp has a history of establishing high standards and attaining its objectives, so I look forward to the unique challenge of creating and executing strategies that further accelerate the brand in the market."
Sharp Electronics Corporation is the U.S. subsidiary of Japan's Sharp Corporation, a worldwide developer of one-of-a-kind home entertainment products, appliances, networked multifunctional office solutions, solar energy solutions, LED lighting and mobile communication and information tools. Leading brands include AQUOS® Quattron™ LCD televisions and 3DTVs, SharpVision® projectors, Insight® Microwave Drawer® ovens, Notevision® multimedia projectors and Plasmacluster® air purifiers.
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