Jim Blackburn


As president, Jim drove yearly double-digit revenue increases. In 2005, Jim took the role of CEO and continues to benefit the company occupying that role today. Read More

Jennifer Blackburn-Nielsen


Since assuming the office of President in 2005, Jennifer has continued the company’s enviable record of continuous sales growth and innovation. Read More

Krista Blackburn-Schindler

Marketing Director

Krista is responsible for developing and executing the company’s marketing and communication efforts. Read More

Kelly Kosek

Production Manager

Largely thanks to Kelly, production and shipping at Blackburn Manufacturing runs smoothly. He has been a huge asset to Blackburn Manufacturing since 1979. Read More

Dave Jacobsen

Vice President of Procurement and Sourcing

Dave has held a number of roles within his thirteen years at Blackburn. Currently, he is the Vice President of Procurement and Sourcing. Read More

Don Gartner

Vice President of Sales & Marketing

Don Gartner has been Vice President of Sales & Marketing with Blackburn Manufacturing Company for 26 years. Don has exhibited the Blackburn products at hundreds of trade shows across the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
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Ryan Cleveland

Vice President of Sales

With over 20 years of experience, Ryan has a proven record of success in his career and is well known for his commitment to clients and accounts. Ryan is the Vice President of Sales. Read More

Gail Knust

Corporate Treasurer, IT Manager, Corporate Secretary, and Safety Manager

Gail has worked for Blackburn Manufacturing for over twenty years. He fills many roles in the company, as corporate treasurer, IT manager, corporate secretary, and safety manager. Read More

Stephanie Keetle

Office Manager/Accounts Receivable

After 20 years with the company, Stephanie assumed the role of Office Manager. Read More

Karen Doerr

Customer Service

Karen is a huge asset to the company, as her responsibilities are innumerable, from taking orders and providing customer service, to working with drop shipments and helping in accounts receivable and pricing. Read More

Sherry Steffl

Customer Service

Sherry has been part of Blackburn Manufacturing’s incredible customer service team for over 35 years. On a daily basis, she takes and processes orders and works with invoicing. Read More

Julie Thiessen

Customer Service

Julie wears several different hats for the company and is a huge asset. Just a few of her responsibilities include taking and processing orders, invoicing, assisting with any website or online inquiries, taking all general sales email orders, and direct ship orders. Read More

Jenny Murray

Graphic Arts Specialist/Customer Service

Jenny has been with Blackburn Manufacturing for fourteen years. Though she has several responsibilities, she is constantly doing product research for new items. Read More

Nikki Hahn

Graphic Arts/Marketing Specialist

Nikki fills several roles at Blackburn Manufacturing, being both a graphic arts and marketing specialist. Read More

Linda Meis

Graphic Arts Specialist/Customer Service

Linda has been part of the Blackburn Manufacturing family for almost 30 years. She lends her talents to the graphic arts department and is also a part of Blackburn’s customer service team. Read More

Ashley Hauf

Export Manager

Ashley started as a customer service representative for Blackburn and is now the current Export Manager. Finding the best and most economical routing for our customers is her main goal at Blackburn Manufacturing. Read More

Tricia Beyer

Freight Specialist

Tricia joined Blackburn Manufacturing as a freight specialist. Her responsibilities involve customer quotes, EDI, answering phones, customer service, and inputting large-quantity orders. Read More

Darla Hauf

Customer Service

Darla works in the customer service department and is responsible for answering phones, helping with inquiries, taking orders, and providing exceptional customer service. Read More

Gwen Jacobsen


Gwen has dedicated twelve years to Blackburn Manufacturing, as their receptionist, providing quality customer service. Read More