Kinlaw left his role as vice president and channel chief of Lenovo's North American PC business to become vice president worldwide channel and OEM sales at printer manufacturer Lexmark.
The move comes as Lexmark, now privately owned by investors that include China-based Apex Technology, prepares for a channel push meant to pressure industry rivals like Xerox and HP. Lexmark launched its Connect partner program in early 2016.
Kinlaw had been Lenovo's North American channel chief since April 2015. He led a significant overhaul in the vendor's channel program pricing and rebate structure that drew criticism from some partners, who said the changes will dramatically cut into their profit margins.