Wilmington, North Carolina-based EMS Linq, which provides administrative software for K12 departments, districts and states, is merging with Titan School Solutions, a school nutrition-management software provider, headquartered in Irvine, California.

Bradley Blankenship founded Titan and has been its president since 2015. He partnered the company with venture studio Cie in 2017, and now becomes president of the Titan business unit and Linq Nutrition, tasked with developing both product lines’ offerings to school district meal programmes.

Blankenship said: “Titan has grown rapidly into an industry-leading, cloud-based school nutrition management solution that was built to boost the efficiency of food service departments.

“I’m thrilled that this partnership with Linq will bring together teams that have over 130 years of combined industry experience. I look forward to working as a team to continue building and innovating the most powerful and user-friendly school nutrition management platform on the market.”

Krista Endsley, chief executive of Linq, added: “The merger of Titan and Linq makes sense for a number of reasons and was an easy decision to make.

“Both companies are driven by a commitment to deliver a leading-edge nutrition management solution for every K12 school district in the US. Over the past 30 years, we’ve worked hard to perfect our products at Linq, and this partnership is an excellent opportunity to deliver K12 school districts the innovative software solutions they need today and into the future.”

Anderee Berengian, chief executive of Cie, said: “We’re proud of how Titan has improved the school nutrition industry and the innovation they bring to Linq. I am confident the combined Linq and Titan teams will continue to bring innovation to education technology and create long-lasting industry improvement.”

Linq provides services to more than 3,000 districts and 26,000 schools in 48 US states.

Date published: 13 November 2020

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