Minnesota Native Eager to Expand Relationships with Area Businesses
Denver, CO — Inflow Inc., a leading provider of
outsourced data center and managed hosting services for companies with
critical applications, announced today that John Schwappach has been
appointed general manager of its Minneapolis Internet Data Center (IDC).
Mr. Schwappach comes to Inflow from Advantech, a Business Management
and Technology Consulting company based in Edina, MN. “We are thrilled
to have John on board to continue the momentum in Minneapolis,” said
Pete Khanna, Executive Vice President of Sales and Operations for
Inflow. “John brings significant sales, marketing and management
experience that will help us to expand our market reach and drive new
revenue growth. We are confident that he will quickly become a valuable
resource to area businesses.”
Mr. Schwappach holds a graduate degree from the University of
Minnesota and brings over 20 years of sales, marketing and business
management experience to his role from companies such as Productivity
Point International, a technical education and consulting company, where
he achieved record profitability and revenue growth. He also held
leadership roles with Stearns, a K2 Inc. company, and Borden Foods. An
accomplished veteran in the business realm, Mr. Schwappach’s areas of
expertise span from concept development and strategic planning to custom
solutions development and implementation.
“It’s an honor to join such an outstanding team of individuals who
have built Inflow into an industry-leading company on track for record
growth,” said Mr. Schwappach. “This is an extremely strong organization
with a very motivated team propelling its success. I look forward to
helping the organization expand upon its existing relationships in the
As General Manager, Mr. Schwappach will manage all business and
operational aspects of Inflow’s Midwest operation including the staff, a
15,000 square-foot facility and P&L responsibility for the region.
The IDC has seen outstanding growth, achieving a record 33% increase in
total customer count in 2003.
“It’s an exciting time for Inflow,” Khanna said. “Each new employee
brings substantial potential and ideas, and we look forward to the new
opportunities resulting from the addition of John to the Inflow team.”
Inflow was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Denver, Colorado.
Inflow currently serves more than 850 customers from its network of data
centers across the United States. Leveraging its expertise in
application, network and datacenter management, the company is able to
deliver the most reliable, secure, scalable and cost-effective
outsourcing solutions available. Core services are offered within
Inflow’s three primary lines of business: Application Infrastructure
Management, Business Continuance and Disaster Recovery, and Enterprise
Datacenter Management. Inflow’s solutions help customers increase
revenues, decrease costs and enhance productivity.
In its sixth year of business, Inflow generated approximately $50.7
million in total revenues last year and has recently reached company
EBITDA positive status. Earlier this year, Inflow also received ISO
9001:2000 certification. Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance (LRQA), a
worldwide leader in quality systems evaluation, concluded that Inflow
was deserving of registration to ISO 9001:2000 as it successfully
completed audits for Inflow’s Quality Management System. ISO 9001:2000
is an international standard of quality. Less than one percent of
companies in the U.S. are registered or certified to ISO 9001:2000.
For additional information and IDC locations, please visit www.inflow.com
or call 877.321.2464. Inflow-Minneapolis is located at 511 Eleventh
Avenue South, Suite 211, in downtown Minneapolis. For more information
on the Minneapolis IDC, please call John Schwappach at 612.656.3800.