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DETROIT, September 26, 2018 ( – Bluewater is pleased to announce that the company has hired Eric Thompson as a senior sales executive for the retail solutions division. Thompson is based out of Denver, Colorado, and will focus on building relationships and providing service to national clients in the retail space. Bluewater offers a number of retail solutions including technology-forward fixtures, point-of-purchase displays, digital signage, and other innovative customer-facing technologies.

Thompson has a unique skill-set and proven track record of using successful, high-performance manufacturing experience to secure sales. Thompson has used technology-forward fixtures, sound and methodical business judgment, excellent leadership and negotiation skills to ensure top performance.

Prior to starting at Bluewater, Thompson was a regional sales manager for Crown Metal Manufacturing, Inc, a leading manufacturer of custom metal P.O.P. displays, fixtures, and merchandising hardware systems for retailers. He also spent 14 years with Harbor Industries as a business development manager and later senior project manager. At Harbor Industries Thompson was responsible for such accounts as Target Corporation, Starbucks, and Walmart. He ignited 1,900 percent growth with the Target account, bringing it from $200 thousand per year to over $6 million per year.

“We are very excited to announce that Eric Thompson has joined the Bluewater team in our retail solutions division,” says Bob Marsh, EVP of Sales at Bluewater. “Eric has a proven track record of high-performance and will bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Bluewater team.”

“I’ve spent much of my career with some of the leading retail fixture and POP companies in North America, and have had a chance to work with some really remarkable brands,” says Thompson. “In the last several years, there’s been some real disruption in the retail industry with the use of technology, and I see Bluewater as a company who can help retailers make that leap with technology forward fixtures and displays.”

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