PRESS RELEASE: BLM Technologies Announces a Strategic Addition to the Leadership Team

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

PLYMOUTH, MN 8-23-2016:   BLM fuels its growth plan with a strategic investment into an important aspect of its business – marketing.

Minneapolis, Minn. (August 24, 2016) BLM Technologies, a proven single-source provider of information technology products and services to the financial, retail, and government industries, today announced the appointment of Debbie Schwake as the Vice President of Marketing – a newly created position and a key member of the BLM Technologies executive team.

An authority on modern marketing and brand strategy, Schwake will be responsible for building a solid marketing organization at BLM Technologies, designing and executing all marketing strategies in support of the company’s growth plan, communications, and branding. Debbie is a masterful modern marketing and brand strategist – and has been the driving force behind elevating well-known brands. She brings more than 12 years experience leading marketing organizations, most recently serving as the Vice President of Marketing, Manufacturing at KeyedIn Solutions. Before this, Debbie was instrumental in elevating the world-renowned aircraft brand, Cirrus Aircraft to industry leadership while she served as the Executive Director of Marketing.

“Fueling our aggressive growth plan requires resources that we don’t currently have within our organization,” states Kevin Flaherty, CEO of BLM Technologies. “Debbie brings much-needed talent, expertise, and experience that will help us reach new markets with offers that our technology has not yet exploited. She also exemplifies our core values of collaboration, humility, and respect. I am excited to have her on our team.”

“The opportunity to work with the BLM team is an exciting opportunity for me, and I am honored to join this tremendous organization,” says Debbie Schwake, Vice President of Marketing for BLM Technologies. “I join a very talented team of executives with an impressive line of products, an excellent history of exemplary customer service, and a track record of exceptional performance and profitability. As a team, we are all poised to roll up our sleeves and put together marketing strategies that will enhance our value position with existing customers while effectively propelling the company into new markets.”

Debbie earned a bachelor’s degree in Marketing from the University of Minnesota Crookston. She will report to the company’s CEO, Kevin Flaherty.


About BLM Technologies.

As a market leader for 30+ years, BLM Technologies is a proven single-source provider of information technology products and services to the financial, retail, and government industries. Partnering with the top manufacturers in the technology industry, BLM Technologies is a recognized expert in sourcing equipment and providing cost-effective services and communication solutions that lowers its customer’s total cost of ownership and increases uptime.

Headquartered in Plymouth, MN, BLM Technologies has three additional facilities strategically placed within the U.S. to better serve its customers. BLM Technologies delivers end-to-end technology solutions including a complete digital media solution, hardware sales, equipment installation, customized maintenance services for on-site and depot repair, fulfillment services, project management, and IT staffing. BLM Technologies is also recognized as one of the largest third-party depot repair organizations in the United States. BLM’s customers rely on them to provide the comprehensive solutions required to make informed decisions about technology investments.


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Media Contact: 
Debbie Schwake
Vice President, Marketing



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