Kathleen joined Kaeser and Blair in 1989. She began as an Executive Assistant, later became the Office Manager and in 1998 assumed the responsibility of Century Club Support Manager.
As manager of this department her goal is to provide the best support in the industry helping our business owners grow their business, increase their incomes and service their customers.
Prior to joining Kaeser and Blair in 1989 Kathleen worked with a major wearables supplier for three years. Before this she was involved in customer service work in another industry.
Kathleen brings a wealth of industry and business experience to her position.
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Exclusive Promotional Product Training I offer when you sign up with Kaeser & Blair through me, to be on the Promoz Team ~ Cyndi Stout #99362
You'll get some basic information on our FABULOUS Credit Department @ Kaeser & Blair. But nothing like how to use it so you gain more business and loose less from mistakes or unknowns!
If you're already in the Promotional Product Business, ask yourself if you could eliminate almost all things credit; credit cards, invoicing both- client and supplier, for free, would you? This video could make you rethink things!
If you're already with Kaeser & Blair- I hope this will make your business more successful!
You're only as good as your leader- and we have the best!
My first encounter with Kurt Kaeser was the week of our Convention in Ohio. I called the main number and he answered the phone! I thought, I had dialed the wrong number, but no. He said that everyone wanted to go over to the supplier trade show so he thought "I can surely handle the phone for an hour!".
He went on to answer my questions about placing my first order and and said "Send it in and let's see how we do". Well, 15 years later, I never looked back.
Kurt is a down to Earth fellow with nothing but a genuine interest in making Kaeser & Blair a wonderful place to work with the dedication and support of the home office team!
Kurt Kaeser is the Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and President of Kaeser & Blair, Inc. When Kurt become CEO and President in 1996, he reaffirmed the Company’s commitment to preserve the traditions that are responsible for the longevity and success of the Company. Integrity, responsibility and reliability.
The Company’s growth strategy is focused on his dedication, devotion and orientation to providing its business owners superior service and profits in the promotional products and advertising specialties industry.
Under Kurt’s leadership, Kaeser & Blair has helped its business owners grow sales by an average of about 15% percent per year over the last three years despite significant economic headwinds. Kurt is a champion of business owner growth and constantly strives to maximize their profits and resources.
Kurt was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. He attended Wittenberg University and has worked in every function and department of Kaeser & Blair, Inc. He is the 3rd generation of his family to lead the Company.
Kurt resides in Cincinnati, Ohio, with Liz, his wife of 22 years. They are the parents of two grown children, Brad and Mitchell.
Whenever I'm in a room and Gregg Emmer is there, I try to find a way to sit next to him. He's one of the smartest people in promotional product sales I've ever met!
On our recent VIP trip, I asked him how to overcome the objection of people wanting to sell promotional items on their own, verses working with a company like us, where they split some of the commission?
I know the obvious, no outlay of money for orders to suppliers, no monthly or yearly fees, actual support, no collections, paid daily, our extensive EQP list and so on. He comes back immediately with "People overlook two major issues; Paying and collecting taxes on customer orders and product liability insurance".
Our home office takes care of the taxes in every state. Small independent distributors have a hard time growing online clients due to the tax issue. Imagine the time it takes to collect and pay taxes every quarter. Image trying to do that with out of state clients, where the rates are different for every state, city and county! Image a large account, like a University, handing you a purchase order and they are expecting to pay after delivery. You're either paying out of pocket until the client pays or you're not able to accept the purchase order.
As for product liability insurance, if someone is injured by a promotional item that you sold them, you could be liable. Most distributors don't give this second thought. But do most distributors have liability insurance? How catastrophic would it be to your business if in this litigious society we live in, you we're sued for damages? Glad I don't loose any sleep over that!
More than that, I'm glad to know that Gregg is a resource on our team that has only one goal- helping us be successful in the promotional products industry! Work at home, but never alone! Quoting Gregg "We work for you!"
Gregg oversees the publications and business owner marketing functions for Kaeser & Blair. He is responsible for product selection, supplier negotiations and production of our annual Best Buys Catalog, seasonal Windjammer catalog and all other specials and promotions.
Joining Kaeser & Blair in 1991 as National Sales Director, Gregg is credited with helping to grow our educational and sales programs. In 1994, he was instrumental in the creation of Kaeser’s Century Club for our top producers. He’s held a variety of leadership positions within the industry on both the distributor and supplier side of the business and has more than 30 years of proven leadership experience.
Gregg is originally from New Jersey, but has resided in Ohio since the early 1970's. He is a University of Cincinnati alumnus. Gregg lives in Cincinnati and is the proud father of five adult children.