Key Equipment Finance Names Kenneth C. Blanck Vice President, Business Development, Innovation Markets

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Blanck will focus on providing equipment financing solutions to energy and water markets.

Key Equipment Finance, one of the nation’s largest bank-held equipment finance companies and an affiliate of KeyCorp (NYSE: KEY), has named Kenneth C. Blanck vice president, business development, innovation markets. In this role, Blanck will provide equipment financing solutions to innovation markets, including water and energy.

“Ken has a strong track record of business development in both the leasing and water industries,” said Tim Duerr, senior vice president, business development, Key Equipment Finance. “He has great experience and ideas about how to create a more repeatable and scalable business in innovation markets, and I look forward to working with him to reach more entities that can benefit from equipment financing.”

Before joining Key Equipment Finance, Blanck was southwest region manager for H2O Applied Technologies. He has also held a variety of management and finance positions with Siemens Financial Services, ATEL Leasing Corp., Pitney Bowes Credit Corp., Security Pacific Leasing Corp., and United States Leasing Corp.

Blanck has a bachelor’s in business administration from SUNY Fredonia.
Key Equipment Finance offers equipment financing and business leasing solutions to a range of business types and industries. Learn more at

About Key Equipment Finance

Key Equipment Finance has been in the equipment finance business for 41 years and is one of the largest bank-based equipment finance providers in the U.S. The company provides tailored equipment lease and finance solutions for commercial clients and government entities. Through its manufacturer and vendor alliances unit, equipment finance programs are developed for manufacturers, distributors and resellers.
Key Equipment Finance’s specialty finance group includes a lease capital markets team to support corporations looking to optimize risk and revenue, and a lender finance team, which provides structured facilities to various sectors of the specialty finance market. Headquartered outside Denver, Colorado, Key Equipment Finance manages $9.1 billion in assets and originates $4.3 billion of equipment financing annually. For more information, visit

About KeyCorp

KeyCorp was organized more than 160 years ago and is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio. One of the nation's largest bank-based financial services companies, Key has assets of approximately $91 billion. Key provides deposit, lending, cash management and investment services to individuals, small and medium-sized businesses under the name of KeyBank National Association. Key also provides a broad range of sophisticated corporate and investment banking products, such as merger and acquisition advice, public and private debt and equity, syndications and derivatives to middle market companies in selected industries throughout the United States under the KeyBanc Capital Markets trade name. For more information, visit KeyBank is Member FDIC.

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