Kathleen has been in the Promotional Products Industry for over 30 years, and 29 have been with Kaeser & Blair. Kathleen started as a customer service rep, and now oversees all of dealer support and order processing. Kathleen's knowledge of the industry and our order entry system is second to none. As part of the leadership team, she is using this knowledge and experience to provide you top notch service, by managing her support team.
But more than just making sure your business is supported and your orders processed, Kathleen has done or DOES just about anything around here. And if she doesn’t know how to do something, she definitely knows who to ask!
When she has free time, Kathleen enjoys auto racing (any kind), and she is a Member of the American Coaster Enthusiasts Club. That means she looks for the biggest, fastest, and newest roller coasters to ride. On the calmer side, she enjoys gardening, photography, auctions, curling and crafts.
Kathleen has 4 fantastic sons, 7 cool grandsons, 1 patient husband, and a dog who greets her at the door every evening ready to play.
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.
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.
Purchased by Dutch Kaeser & Bill Blair.
Name changed and incorporated in the State of Ohio as Kaeser & Blair, Inc.
Began selling products through independent dealers - the start of the Kaeser & Blair family of dealers.
First dealer sales catalog produced.
Installed new state of the art printing equipment and doubled capacity.
Purchased 47,000 square foot printing facility and office on Eastern Avenue in Cincinnati - home to Kaeser & Blair for the next 46 years.
Contracted with Disney to manufacture and offer special Disney character calendars.
Awarded copyright by the US Library of Congress Copyright Office for commercial Teaser calendars.
Manufactured and offered now famous Marilyn Monroe calendars.
Integrated state-of-the-art, cutting edge IBM computer automation.
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.
To better serve family of dealers, manufacturing jobbed out and higher focus and attention placed on distributer functions.
First Best Buys concept catalog produced.
Introduced the Ultimate Marketing Vehicle - a mobile showroom of promotional products.
Awarded as a Top 25 Distributor by ASI Counselor Magazine - have received this honor continuously every year since.
Expanded and moved to present day location in Batavia, Ohio.
First Kaeser & Blair annual convention and family reunion held.
Introduced the highly profitable sub-dealer program.
Celebrated 100th anniversary and introduced Century Club to recognize and award top producers.
Introduced revolutionary ACH wire transfer of daily earnings to dealers.
Expanded Batavia facility to keep up with business growth.
First KTU (Kaeser Training University) dealer educational seminar.
Introduced cutting edge KaeserCentral dealer web site.
Expanded Batavia facility again to keep up with business growth.
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