Former Lenovo Exec Kinlaw to Join Lexmark

Sammy Kinlaw

Lexmark International reported yesterday that Sammy Kinlaw will join the company as vice president of Lexmark’s Worldwide Channel and OEM Sales group beginning February 1, 2018.

Kinlaw has held a number of leadership roles involving on enterprise end users and the commercial channel. He spent the last 13 years with Lenovo, most recently as vice president of the North America Commercial Channel and United States SMB Vertical group. In that role, he was responsible for all aspects of Lenovo’s largest path to market. In his 12-year career with IBM, Kinlaw worked his way up to regional business unit executive in sales and distribution.

“Lexmark is making significant investments in our channel business,” said Brock Saladin, Lexmark senior vice president and chief revenue officer. “We are pleased to welcome Sammy, a recognized industry leader, to lead our outstanding team.”

Kinlaw holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from the University of North Carolina, Wilmington. The Channel Co. (CRN) named Kinlaw among its Top 25 Channel Sales Leaders in 2016.

“I am thrilled to join the Lexmark team,” Kinlaw commented. “Lexmark is committed to growth in the commercial channel, an area I was able to grow at both IBM and Lenovo. This strategy, combined with Lexmark’s world class products and leadership, made the role a once in a lifetime opportunity.”

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