Today, we’d like to introduce our CTO, Blake! Blake calls himself a “foundryperson, information enthusiast, problem solver, the voice of reason, and an enjoyer of bourbon.”
As an industrial engineer with more than 14 years of experience in the mining, railroad, and foundry industries, Blake holds the position as the Chief Technology Officer at the Lawton Standard Co. Blake has a track record of driving growth and reducing cost through continuous improvement.
Blake received his undergraduate in Industrial Management and Applied Engineering at Southern Illinois University and earned his MBA at Millikin University’s Tabor School of Business. Blake spent the first half of his career with Brunner & Lay Inc in both Franklin Park Illinois and Springdale Arkansas where he served as Field Engineer and offered technical support to the sales team while developing new products and honing his problem-solving and leadership skills. Prior to taking his current leadership position at Temperform and Lawton Standard, Blake served as Production Manager of Manganese Castings for voestalpine Nortrak in Decatur, IL. Blake’s current and past professional memberships include the American Foundry Society and the Steel Founder’s Society.
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