Inflow-Minneapolis Appoints New General Manager

Minnesota Native Eager to Expand Relationships with Area Businesses

 

1/7/2004

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

Midwest.”

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.”

About Inflow

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.