Kurt Kaeser is the Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and President of Kaeser & Blair, Inc. When Kurt become CEO and President in 1996, he reaffirmed the Company’s commitment to preserve the traditions that are responsible for the longevity and success of the Company. Integrity, responsibility and reliability.
The Company’s growth strategy is focused on his dedication, devotion and orientation to providing its business owners superior service and profits in the promotional products and advertising specialties industry.
Under Kurt’s leadership, Kaeser & Blair has helped its business owners grow sales by an average of about 15% percent per year over the last three years despite significant economic headwinds. Kurt is a champion of business owner growth and constantly strives to maximize their profits and resources.
Kurt was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. He attended Wittenberg University and has worked in every function and department of Kaeser & Blair, Inc. He is the 3rd generation of his family to lead the Company.
Kurt resides in Cincinnati, Ohio, with Liz, his wife of 22 years. They are the parents of two grown children, Brad and Mitchell.
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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