Blasch Announces Two Internal Promotions
Albany, NY – June 25, 2018
Blasch Precision Ceramics, Inc., an Albany-based ceramic technology manufacturer, announces the recent promotions of Tim Connors and Joy Milne.
Tim Connors has been promoted to the role of Senior Market Manager to serve the Energy and Chemical markets. Connors will be responsible for all the products and markets worldwide, including products sold into the markets of chemical, petrochemical, power generation, mining, industrial processing heating, heavy industry and general wear. He will be responsible for meeting forecast expectations within the market, managing and growing Blasch’s distribution channels as well as identifying new growth products and territories. Connors has been with Blasch for 24 years, initially working on the Engineering team designing parts and molds. Connors eventually worked his way into equipment design, product and project management, and then applications engineering which led him into sales management of a specific territory. “I became a Market Manager 8 years ago working specifically on managing Power Generation, Mining, Industrial Process Heating, Heavy Industry and Wear,” commented Connors. “While managing a specific territory that had included the Gulf Coast, I was educated on the products that fell within the Chemical and Petrochemical markets, so it was an easy transition to go to Senior Market Manager of Energy and Chemicals.”
Joy Milne has been promoted to the role of Director of Finance. Milne will be responsible for effectively managing all financial tasks for the organization as well as providing human resource support. Milne holds over 20 years of experience in her field. Prior to her new position, Milne had added responsibilities as a Controller at Blasch including forecasting, management of banking relationships, and enhanced Human Resources capabilities. “She has brought the Accounting department to a new high level of performance, in leading the group through the rigorous requirements of transitioning from a Review level year-end CPA engagement, to a fully Audited financial,” commented Jack Parrish, President and CEO of Blasch Precision Ceramics. “Throughout the various changes and renewals taken place this year, our internal financials have remained timely, which requires strong management and a stringent attention to detail. Joy had provided leadership throughout, and this promotion is appropriate given her professional growth and enhanced responsibilities.”