Geiger Promotes 3 Members of Executive Team
Jo-an Lantz, president of Geiger, Lewiston, Maine, announced that it has promoted three members of its executive team to new roles and responsibilities.
Bob Blaisdell, CPA, CMA, has been promoted to oversee all administrative operations in addition to the finance, legal and compliance departments. He has been with the company since 2000 as chief financial officer and executive vice president. He had previously worked in various financial roles in Maine, Massachusetts and Saudi Arabia. Bob received his accounting degree with honors from Merrimack College and his MBA in finance with honors from Washington University in St. Louis.
"I look forward to my expanded role as we commit to applying continuous improvement practices to enhance the customer experience," Blaisdell said. "The customer experience is not only at the time of the sale, it involves all touch points during the transaction, including confirming the order is correct, that it will ship on time and be billed properly, the payment process is easy, and that any claim is dealt with expeditiously."
Dale Denham has been with the company since 2011 as chief information officer, and has been promoted to senior vice president in addition to his role as CIO. He also currently serves as the chairman of the board of PPAI. Prior to joining Geiger, Denham was CEO of Maryland Pennysaver and senior vice president at the Advertising Specialty Institute. He is now responsible for information technology, e-commerce, vendor relations and digital marketing, as well as the Crestline division of Geiger.
"I love crafting the intersection of offline and online sales, as I strongly believe in the benefits of both," Denham said. "Some customers want to buy online, some offline and some a mixture of both. I'm enthused to further position Geiger as the leader in this hybrid e-commerce space. As customers look to the web more frequently to drive their purchasing decisions, we will work to ensure our vendors who provide the best products and the best service receive the majority of our business."
Chris McKee has been promoted to senior vice president of sales and marketing. Chris has been with the company since 1995, working in positions with steadily increasing responsibility. He started his career with Geiger in marketing, followed by five years as a division manager, running Geiger’s Miami and San Juan, Puerto Rico, operations.
In 2001, McKee was promoted to general manager of corporate programs, and then in 2006 as vice president to oversee the division’s online stores, business development, distribution and call center operations for top clients. In his new capacity, he will oversee all sales, business development, international activities and marketing for Geiger.
"I am very excited by the opportunity in my new role to expand our business both in the U.S. and internationally," McKee said. "We have an exceptional client base that will benefit greatly from our initiatives in Europe and Far East. We have a team and company culture that is second to none, and I can’t think of a better group to work with on behalf of our customers, sales partners, associates and our local communities.”
“Having a strong leadership team is critical to the ongoing success of Geiger," said Lantz. "I am enthusiastic about the skills that Bob, Dale and Chris contribute, and the impact to our organization. They are terrific colleagues, and together I am excited about the future."
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