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
Territory 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
Territory Manager – Midwest
Betsy has been with BladeCore® for over three 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
Territory Manager – Western States
Leah has been with BladeCore® over three 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.”
Territory Manager – Northeast
Dave has been in the scrap metal industry for eight years now, and with BladeCore® for four of those. Before he took this job, a lot of his peers advised him that the blade business could be a rough and competitive way to make a living. He appreciated their concern but is sure glad he didn’t listen!
Dave lives in Youngstown, OH with his wife and 2 young daughters
Favorite Quote: “Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” – Thomas Edison
Inside Sale Specialist
Brenda enjoys being on the inside supporting customers and the sales team and has been doing so for 2 years. No task is complete at BladeCore® without it going across Brenda’s desk from order placement, shipping verification, accounts receivable and invoicing. If you have a question, give her a call and she’ll be happy to help!
Brenda lives in Lake Nebagamon, WI with her husband, 4 dogs and 3 cats and is passionate about running and biking.
Favorite Quote: “Make yourself stronger than your excuses.” – Unknown