Sara Blackmer named President of RAVE Computer

STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich., Oct. 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- RAVE Computer is proud to announce that Sara Blackmer has been named President of RAVE Computer. Sara joined RAVE in 2016; she was formerly Vice President/General Manager. Her leadership has touched the entire company, ensuring quality, communication, and continued growth. She succeeds Rick Darter who co-founded RAVE in 1988; he will stay on as the company's CEO. RAVE is a technology consultant and computer manufacturer that integrates world class solutions that empower the digital revolution.

Sara also serves our country as a Lieutenant Colonel in the US Air Force Reserve, on the M-TRAC Transportation executive board at the University of Michigan, as well as on Oakland University's school of engineering and computer science executive board of advisors. Prior to RAVE, she was the Director of Government Markets for Pratt & Miller Engineering, Director of Defense Development for the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, and an Associate for Booz Allen Hamilton.

"Computing technologies and how they are deployed are evolving at warp speed; these are very exciting times. Sara will bring new energy, skills and leadership to RAVE. Her background perfectly aligns with RAVE's vision of the future; through her leadership we will add new capabilities and discover new opportunities," says Rick Darter.

Rick will continue to be an important part of RAVE moving into the future; he has more than 38 years of leadership experience in the computer industry. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for several non-profit organizations. They include Automation Alley, a technology business association that strives to advance the economic growth and image of Southeastern Michigan. Additionally, Rick serves as the Chair of their Modeling, Simulation and Visualization and Immersion (MSV&I) committee; is the Director/ 1(st) Vice President of the National Defense Industry Association (NDIA) Michigan Chapter; and is the Director of the Policy Committee on the Board of the National Modeling and Simulation Coalition (NM&SC). Rick is a founding member and Advisory Board Member of the RAVE CAVE at DC3S, a 3-D immersive center for automated virtual environments that promotes Modeling, Simulation and Visualization in Education and Industry.

About RAVE Computer

RAVE Computer is a technology consultant and computer manufacturer providing Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) and custom engineered solutions optimized to specific customer requirements. From modified standard computer systems to fully custom integration solutions, our team consults with our clients on a one-on-one basis to provide optimized computer solutions. Our product engineers have a laser focus on innovation, creating unique systems that are consistently smaller, lighter, faster and optimized for high performance. As a technology partner to some of the best component manufacturers around, RAVE previews new technologies prior to launch, providing us with a key advantage in optimization. There's an intelligent flexibility clients receive from RAVE experts that they simply cannot find with other major manufacturers. RAVE is ITAR certified, and is ISO 9001:2008 certified with state-of-the-art ESD-certified facilities to ensure the highest level of quality. In business for nearly 30 years, RAVE integrates world class solutions that empower the digital revolution.

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