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Catherine Benke

Catherine Benke

Controller

As Controller, Catherine is responsible for accounting, payables and financial reporting activities at Kaeser & Blair. Her bright smile and personable attitude definitely buck prevailing thoughts towards traditional “bean counters”. In addition, she brings a tremendous amount of audit and controller experience to bear for the benefit of our business owners and has quickly become a valuable asset to Kaeser & Blair.

She attended Capilano College in North Vancouver, British Columbia and holds a Certified General Accountant degree, which is similar to a CPA in the U.S. Although she hails from Canada, she now resides with her husband of 15 years in Covington, KY.

When she’s not chasing after her 14 year son, Travis, you’re likely to find her kicked back with a good book, working on some arts/crafts or enjoying a good motorcycle ride.

A Rich Heritage

In our 120+ years of continuous operation our business owner family has achieved some milestones we're proud of. Scroll or click through to learn more.

1894

1894

Founded in 1894 as the Cincinnati Printing and Paper Products Co. in Cincinnati, an extension of a Northern Kentucky printing company dating back to the 1850's.

Dutch Kaeser & Bill Blair

1923

Purchased by Dutch Kaeser & Bill Blair.

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1924

Name changed and incorporated in the State of Ohio as Kaeser & Blair, Inc.

1925

1925

Began selling products through independent dealers - the start of the Kaeser & Blair family of dealers.

1926

1926

First dealer sales catalog produced.

1934

1934

Installed new state of the art printing equipment and doubled capacity.

Eastern Ave. Facility

1944

Purchased 47,000 square foot printing facility and office on Eastern Avenue in Cincinnati - home to Kaeser & Blair for the next 46 years.

1947

1947

Contracted with Disney to manufacture and offer special Disney character calendars.

1956

1956

Awarded copyright by the US Library of Congress Copyright Office for commercial Teaser calendars.

Marilyn Monroe

1957

Manufactured and offered now famous Marilyn Monroe calendars.

1960

1960

Integrated state-of-the-art, cutting edge IBM computer automation.

1974

1974

Gas prices jumped from $.38 a gallon to to $.55 and a record number of new dealers joined the Kaeser & Blair family to earn extra money.

1981

1981

To better serve family of dealers, manufacturing jobbed out and higher focus and attention placed on distributer functions.

1984

1984

First Best Buys concept catalog produced.

1987

1987

Introduced the Ultimate Marketing Vehicle - a mobile showroom of promotional products.

1988

1988

Awarded as a Top 25 Distributor by ASI Counselor Magazine - have received this honor continuously every year since.

1990

1990

Expanded and moved to present day location in Batavia, Ohio.

1991

1991

First Kaeser & Blair annual convention and family reunion held.

1993

1993

Introduced the highly profitable sub-dealer program.

100 Year Anniversary

1994

Celebrated 100th anniversary and introduced Century Club to recognize and award top producers.

1995

1995

Introduced revolutionary ACH wire transfer of daily earnings to dealers.

1995

1995

Expanded Batavia facility to keep up with business growth.

1996

1996

First KTU (Kaeser Training University) dealer educational seminar.

Kaeser Central Web Site

2000

Introduced cutting edge KaeserCentral dealer web site.

2005

2005

Expanded Batavia facility again to keep up with business growth.

2017

2017

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