Blanke Corporation is celebrating its first year with Dan Holcomb as director of sales and marketing.
“2014 has been an exciting year for me personally, and a great year for Blanke Corp,” Holcomb said. ”We are excited to work with The North American tile community, and we look forward to earning our place,” Holcomb said.
Blanke, founded in 1948, began manufacturing high-end metal parts for the growing German car industry. In the 1970’s, a young tile setter asked Mr. Blanke to help him solve a problem: the solution was a metal L-angle. Blanke Corp has a long history in the tile industry, offering a broad range of high quality tile trims along with innovative products like Blanke-Permat and Securmat.
The Blanke strategy is to build long-term success one step at a time:
- Step one: strengthen relationships with our current distributors and build a strong partnership.
- Step two: serve the contractor through innovation, education and customer service.
- Step three: develop brand awareness with designers, architects, and the general public
“We are lucky to have some amazing sales reps, and they are excited about Blanke’s desire to gain market share and become a positive force in the tile community,” Holcomb said. “We may not be the biggest company, but we are the best business partner you can ask for — through hard work, excellent customer service, continued innovation and high-quality products. With a smile on our faces, we will work hard to earn your business.”
Holcomb also credited the Blanke Corp team for their efforts: Bunni Hall, Ken Crouse, Andy Leichty, Thomas LeBlanc, and independent sales reps across the country.
Blanke is registered for two trade shows during 2015:
- JLC New England Live at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence, March 18-21
- Coverings 2015 Orlando at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., April 14-17
Holcomb spent a lot of time in the field during 2014, and plans to continue doing so in 2015, looking to schedule contractor/distributor trainings around the country.
“After 17 years as a contractor, I am thankful for the opportunity to stay in this industry, continue learning about tile installation, and best of all, continue mixing thinset and spending time with contractors,” Holcomb said. “As a tile installer, my strategy for success is central to the tile installer, from product education and innovation, to grabbing a bite and having a few beers! I’m looking forward to growing my business relationship and friendship in 2015!”
Contact Holcomb at firstname.lastname@example.org.