Blue Water Components has grown from a regional distributor to a global leader in the authorized distribution marketplace.
Built by a team of industry experts with a combined history of 30+ years in supply chain management, distribution, entrepreneurship, and technology. Our strong financial foundation combined with excellent relationships with global suppliers has allowed us to help clients such as Volkswagen, Equinor, Meggitt, and Ericsson.
our management team
Butch Swank has been in the electronics industry since 1996. He accepted a sales executive position at America II Electronics. He excelled at this and two years later was promoted to sales manager. His new sales team was quickly amongst the top offices worldwide in both sales production and penetration of new markets. Butch’s primary focus on the global marketplace, vetting of vendors and deepening client relationships helped his team achieve tremendous success. After eight years working for America II Butch had many opportunities offered to him from a wide range of companies. Ultimately, Butch decided to form his own company focused on commitment to and understanding of each unique customer. Outside of work Butch spends time helping organizations like WatchDOGS encourage fathers to spend more time at their child’s school.
Vice President of Business Development
Kevin Berrian has just recently taken on the role as Vice President of our Business Development sector. Prior to joining us, Kevin’s twenty year body of work reflects a consistent track record of rapidly developing international sales while improving operational efficiency. A key component to that is Kevin’s focus on creating an environment in which the requirements of both manufacturer and supplier are met. Kevin emanates a win-win business philosophy resulting in him consistently forming new client and supplier relationships while deepening current ones. Kevin’s abilities combined with the quality, credentials and strength of Blue Water components will be a powerful force. We’re happy to have Kevin on the team and excited to see him grow our partnerships in the international market.
Jim Allen is the sales manager for BWC. He’s been with us since 2011 and brought over 25 years of sales and business development experience with him. Prior to joining us Jim worked in logistics and supply chain for Cemex. He focused on inventory control and warranty administration. He’s brought a keen talent for identifying each customer’s unique needs and making sure we strive to meeting each of them. Ask our customers, his work product and ethic are second to none.