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Black Diamond's Story of PLM Adoption

Presented by Walter Wilhelm

This session gives an overview of how one of the world's leading climbing, skiing & mountain gear companies re-configured its IT architecture and development processes, with a specific focus on the early journey:

  • Understanding the reasons for the need and the want for PLM at Black Diamond
  • Generating an informative Request For Proposal document that eloquently reflected business needs and expectations
  • Identifying and vetting potential PLM providers
  • Deploying an effective vendor review process
  • How to choose the right vendor & final selection
Walter Wilhelm, Black Diamond, Inc
Walter Wilhelm

VP, Business Process, Black Diamond, Inc

Walter Wilhelm currently holds the position of Vice President of Business Process at Black Diamond, Inc. With over 15 years of experience in apparel retail, and technology sales, installation & support, Walter has owned and operated two of his own retail operations in Utah and has had senior sales and key account responsibilities in two major technology companies: Animated Images (Ai) and Freeboarders. Walter has very strong expertise in business development & technology implementation and senior project management. Former positions include: Director of Sales at Freeboarders; Regional Sales Manager of Animated Images; Owner/Founder of Bike Line SLC and Owner/Co-Founder of Active Sports Recycling. Walter was President of WWA and though he accepted his current position at Black Diamond, Inc in 2012, he continues as a WWA strategic and marketing advisor.