MEET OUR TEAM
Director of Sales
Jay has been leading the BladeCore® charge since its inception in 2014. Since day one, Jay has always tried to hear what customers are looking for and act in their best interest. His favorite part of the job is hearing the stories about the “old days” from the old-timers in this industry, working for a family-owned business, and meeting new people while at the same time retaining old friendships. Building those relationships with customers and following through on what he says he can do is very important to Jay.
Jay lives in Duluth, MN and is a very proud husband and father of 4 sons.
Quote: “The best time to go above and beyond the call of duty is when you don’t have to.” – Bruce Bacon
Regional Business Manager – Southeast
Ryan was born and raised in the Steel City of Pittsburgh, PA. He comes from a scrap metal family and truly believes that if a doctor ran the tests, they would find scrap metal in his blood. In his 7th year in the business, he continues to believe in the importance of building a strong bond with his customers and providing exceptional customer service at any cost.
Ryan resides in Northern Virginia with his wife Katie, their two children, Ruby and Oliver, and their dog, Romeo.
“Customers are not just a sale, they are friends for life.” – Ryan Coslov
Regional Business Manager – Midwest
Betsy has been with BladeCore® for over four years now and has a philosophy that if you like someone, you will listen to them. If you trust them, you will do business with them. Betsy’s favorite things about the scrap and demo industry is the men and women she gets to meet along the way. Whether it be climbing into a shredder, exploring a maintenance shop, or sitting in a customer’s office. If you take the time, everyone has a story to tell.
Betsy lives in Duluth, MN with her husband, four sons, and one feisty mini schnauzer.
Favorite Quote: “Some people fear the fire, some simply become it.” – R.H. Sin
Regional Business Manager – Western States
Leah has been with BladeCore® over four years now but is a 3rd generation scrapper. Sales is not just about just making money. It’s about doing what’s right for the customer and making a lasting impression. It’s about knowing when to listen and when to ask the right questions. Leah’s motto is “No for now.” What’s Leah’s favorite thing about the scrap industry? The people!
Leah lives in Portland, Oregon with her family.
Favorite Quote: “Sales is a marathon, not a sprint.”
Inside Sale Specialist
Aaron joined us in 2021 after graduating from the University of Minnesota – Duluth with a degree in finance and marketing. Aaron enjoys all aspects of his job from placing orders for customers to working out in the warehouse packaging up blade kits. Customer service is the at forefront of all that Aaron does, building upon the importance of our relationships with our customers.
Aaron lives in Duluth, MN and when he’s not at work – he loves to ski, hunt, and be with family and friends at the cabin.
Favorite quote – “Do the right thing, do the best you can and always show people you care.” -Lou Holtz
Contact Aaron today.