Protech Adds Chief Revenue Officer to Accelerate Growth and Boost Industry Partnerships

COLUMBIA, Md. – November 11, 2020 – Protech Associates, Inc. (Protech), a proven association management technology provider for associations and member-based organizations, hired John Bjorn as Chief Revenue Officer. In this position, Bjorn will focus on aligning all revenue-generating departments to accelerate growth, build upon established strategic industry partnerships and enhance Protech’s ability to offer its customers a best-in-class technology stack around their association management software.

John Bjorn, CRO, Protech, said, “I am excited to be part of Protech, a company that for more than 35 years has defined success and innovation in the association management industry. The Protech team has a long history of delivering exceptional solutions uniquely focused on exceeding customer expectations, and I am proud to have the opportunity to contribute to Protech’s success.” 

Bjorn brings extensive experience and strategic insights to Protech with over 20 years serving in executive leadership positions and directing multi-channel sales and distribution strategies for Fortune 500 and early-stage consumer product, technology and SaaS companies. 

Bjorn’s career achievements span many executive-level roles, including his most recent position as the Vice President of Sales and Operations M-Edge Accessories; CEO, Anne Arundel Broadband, LLC; CEO, Vericom Technologies; and COO, eLink Communications. Bjorn has also held management positions with Xerox and AT&T where he received the JD Powers Award for Service Excellence. 

Brian Bruffey, CEO, Protech, said, “One of the keys to Protech’s long history of growth, innovation and success has been our ability to attract and retain exceptional people who are focused on delivering excellence to our industry, customers and teammates. John seamlessly stepped into his new role and has already contributed notable insights and valuable guidance to accelerate our growth and enable us to exceed our goals.” 

About Protech 

Built specifically for Microsoft Dynamics 365 and the Power Platform, Protech’s integrated suite of member-focused database, financial, e-commerce and analytics tools work seamlessly together to empower trade and professional associations and other member-based organizations to deliver exceptional member experiences. Certified in Microsoft AppSource, Protech AMS is robust, easy-to-use association management software (AMS) that optimizes processes, energizes member engagement, enhances organizational decision making and transforms associations by connecting data, people and processes with intelligent, industry-specific business applications and Microsoft-powered technology. A Microsoft Gold partner, Protech was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Columbia, Maryland. For more information, visit