Blancco Launches Partner Program for IT Asset Disposal Vendors

Arrow Electronics, CloudBlue and CSI Leasing look to streamline data erasure management.

August 5, 2013
SDB Staff
Blancco, with U.S. headquarters in Atlanta, has launched a partner program designed to streamline data erasure processes for IT asset disposal (ITAD) organizations in the U.S. Three companies have joined as charter members and as Gold Level partners: the value recovery business of Arrow Electronics Inc., a global provider of electronic component and enterprise computing solutions and support; CloudBlue, a provider of enterprise IT asset disposition services; and CSI Leasing, one of the world’s largest equipment leasing companies.

“The Blancco U.S. ITAD Partner Program is how we go the extra mile to help ITADs securely and efficiently meet growing data privacy challenges for their enterprise customers,” says Markku Willgren, president of Blancco’s U.S. operations. “It sets the foundation for a deeper business relationship with our key ITAD customers, through which we can offer comprehensive services and help them effectively manage erasure processes. Our ITAD partner reseller and lead referral agreements position us to bring our world-class data erasure solutions to a wider range of organizations.”

In addition to participating in reseller and lead referral programs, Blancco Gold Level ITAD partners gain access to co-branding opportunities, exclusive offers and events and partner level pricing and technical support. They also have access to the Blancco Certified Engineer training program, designed to improve their understanding of data erasure processes, individual products and erasure best practices, according to the company.

“Data privacy and data erasure are growing concerns for enterprises around the world,” says Tim Kolbus, vice president of global logistics services for Arrow. “Arrow is committed to investing in global processes, systems and compliance protocols so we can deliver solutions that our clients trust. We’re pleased to become a charter member of Blancco’s new partner program, as we look to help guide innovation forward by deploying the most secure and advanced solutions possible for our clients.”

Blancco customers eligible for the U.S. ITAD Partner Program include IT asset disposition vendors, computer refurbishers and remarketers and reverse logistics companies in the U.S.  More information is available at