OUR TEAM

Geiger Senior and Sales Management Team

Gene Geiger, MAS

Gene Geiger, MAS
Owner / CEO
207.755.2240

ggeiger@geiger.com
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As CEO of the Geiger Group since 1994, Gene is the fourth generation Geiger to lead the family business. During his tenure, the company has risen to become the nation's largest privately held distributorship, even as it has held true to the core values that have served as its foundation for 130+ years. He has been recognized by the Advertising Specialty Institute (ASI) as "Person of the Year" and by the Promotional Products Association International (PPAI) with its "Distinguished Service" award. He has served twice on the PPAI Board of Directors and four times as President of Diary Publishers International. He has been Chair of the industry's ecommerce standards initiative, e-PromoStandards Alliance, since 1999. Currently, he is Chair of the industry's Product Safety work-group and Co-Chair of the industry's annual Product Safety Summit. Each year he has been ranked in the top 10 on ASI's "Power 50" list. Gene is a 1971 graduate of the University of Notre Dame.

Peter Geiger, Philom

Peter Geiger, Philom
Owner / Executive Vice President
207.755.2246

pgeiger@geiger.com
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Pete has served Geiger in a number of capacities since joining the family business in 1973. He is currently EVP of the Special Markets Group. Additionally, he is the Editor of the Farmers’ Almanac™, a 196 year old publication that has become an American tradition in over 4 million households annually. He has been interviewed over 8,000 times on radio, television and newspapers all over the US and Canada. Pete is an active volunteer formerly on the Board of PPAI and many education activities including the Maine State Board of Education and Educate Maine (formerly Maine Coalition for Excellence in Education). Pete is actively rebuilding a school/church in Port au Prince Haiti.

Jo-an Lantz, MAS

Jo-an Lantz, MAS
Chief Operations Officer
207.755.2344

jlantz@geiger.com
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A member of the PPAI Hall of Fame, Jo-an serves as Executive Vice President for Geiger and is a member of the Geiger Board of Directors. She represents Geiger as the sole U.S. member and Presidium Vice President for the international group WAGE (World Advertising Gift Exchange), which represents 25 countries. She was named ASI International Person of the Year (2004), and is recognized as one of ASI's "Power 50." Jo-an is former Chair of the Board of Directors for PPAI and has served many industry groups and associations during her career in the promotional products industry.

Bob Blaisdell, CPA, MAS

Bob Blaisdell, CPA, MAS
CFO
207.755.2499

rblaisdell@geiger.com

Bob Blaisdell MAS, is the Executive Vice President Finance / CFO for Geiger Group responsible for the financial operations supporting the various business entities as well as overseeing the accounting, tax and treasury functions.

Bob previously worked as CFO for Acorn Products in Lewiston.  Prior to that he has worked in various financial roles for Pioneer Plastics (Auburn, ME); Raytheon Company (Lexington, MA and Saudi Arabia); Charles River Labs (Wilmington, MA); and Connors Ryan & Co CPAs (Wakefield, MA).

Bob received his Accounting degree with honors from Merrimack College and his MBA in Finance with honors from Washington University in St. Louis.  He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified Management Accountant (CMA).

Dale Denham, MAS+

Dale Denham, MAS+
CIO
207.755.2339

ddenham@geiger.com
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Dale Denham MAS+, is the CIO for Geiger and is responsible for all ecommerce and IT functions. Dale was named to Computerworld’s Premier 100 IT Leaders list for 2015 for his exceptional technology leadership and innovative approach to business challenges. Dale was recently elected to a 4 year term on the PPAI Board of Directors and is the first CIO to ever serve on the PPAI Board.

Dale previously served as senior vice president of ASI, as president of Impact Data for several years, and also led several successful IT consulting businesses. A graduate from the University of South Florida, Dale was among the first 10 people certified as a Master Advertising Specialist+ by PPAI, recognized by ASI Counselor Magazine as one of "40 under 40", and was named one of Corporate Logo’s Most Influential People. Follow Dale on twitter @daledenham.

Chris McKee, CAS

Chris McKee, CAS
V.P. Corporate Programs
207.755.2480

cmckee@geiger.com
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With more than 15 years of experience at Geiger, Chris manages the company’s key account base as Vice President of Corporate Programs. With a focus on fully-integrated online company stores, he works with sales partners and clients alike to develop an online presence that promotes brand consistency, consolidated purchasing initiatives, and real-time product availability – all customized to meet each individual organization’s needs. Chris drives proposal development, client presentations and program contract negotiations.

Gary Biron, MAS+

Gary Biron, MAS+
V.P. Marketing
207.755.2257

gbiron@geiger.com

Gary oversees a team of creative marketing professionals who keep information flowing to sales partners. He also works with Geiger’s production partners to leverage the company’s competitive strength and ensure the most aggressive buying power for sales partners. Gary works with Geiger teams to strengthen their effectiveness. His rich experience at Geiger began in 1980 and has included positions in human resources, sales support management, and quality and safety. His greatest moments are recognizing strengths in others and celebrating the accomplishments of his team.

Jim Habzda, CAS

Jim Habzda, CAS
V.P. Sales & Marketing
207.755.2008

jhabzda@geiger.com
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As Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Jim oversees the tools and programs used by Geiger sales partners to grow their business and succeed. Jim strongly believes in Geiger’s role as a true business partner to its sales partners and has dedicated his entire professional career to the promotional products industry.

Laura Holt, CAS

Laura Holt, CAS
Regional Sales Vice President
480.302.6732

lholt@geiger.com

In 1984 Laura left her job as vice president of a savings company to purchase a small promotional products distributorship with her husband, Glen Holt, and stepson, Tim. Together they grew Holt Marketing Group, Ltd. until they sold the successful company to Geiger in 2000. Laura is Regional Vice President with responsibility for Midwest, Northwest and Southwest Divisions. She was ASI’s Women of Distinction in 2008 and currently serves on the PPEF board. Laura was trade show chair for two years for AzPPA “Arizona Promotional Products Association”. Laura enjoys working with Sales Partners and their clients to provide branding solutions.

Fred Snyder, MAS

Fred Snyder, MAS
Regional Sales Vice President
215.494.0008

fsnyder@geiger.com
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In 1994 Fred joined Geiger as a division manager for Martin Meyers Company, then a division of Geiger. Today Fred serves as Geiger's Regional Vice President in the East.

From day one Fred focused on education and the industry, which resulted in his earning both CAS and MAS certifications. His strong commitment to industry involvement led to his being chosen as one of the "People to Watch in the 2000's" by Counselor magazine and most recently by PPB Magazine as “Best Bosses 2010”.

Fred has served on several local and national committees including RAC Board 1999, President of SACDV in 2000, and a current board member and Vice President at SACDV.  He has also been a contributor to many national industry publications such as PPB, Counselor and PromoMarketing.

Fred's quest for knowledge is unending, and he works every day with his sales partners to help them learn more, utilize the tools and support Geiger offers, and grow their sales business.

Craig Hughes, MAS

Craig Hughes, MAS
Regional Sales Vice President | West
707.573.8770

chughes@geiger.com

Craig joined Geiger in 2007 with 16 years dedicated experience and professionalism in the promotional products industry. His sales and management accomplishments span 3 decades.  He has served on the board of directors for the Promotional Marketing Association of Northern California and is a past President of that organization. Craig has presented educational seminars at the national level and provided coaching and training programs with a focus on using technology to manage the sales process and development of permission marketing programs. He is married and has 2 children. His region encompasses the states of CA, OR, NV, MT, WY, AK, HI.

Cathy Miller, MAS

Cathy Miller, MAS
Regional Sales Vice President | South
205.991.8605

cmiller@geiger.com

Cathy’s enthusiasm for her job is contagious and her years of experience in the promotional products industry, including her role as president and owner of an embroidery company and promotional products distributorship, provide sales partners with a wealth of knowledge and insight. Cathy has served the promotional products industry in many capacities, including PPAI’s RAC Board of Directors; PPAI’s Awards Committee; SPPA President, Board Member, RAC Delegate and Education Committee Chair; and PPAMS President, Board Member, and Education Committee Co-Chair.

Lorrayne Mancari, MAS+

Lorrayne Mancari, MAS+
Regional Sales Vice President | Southeast
207.755.2950

lmancari@geiger.com
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After 30+ years in this wonderful industry, Lorrayne is enjoying her Regional Manager position with Geiger more than ever.  Working with her sales partners in Florida, Georgia and Puerto Rico - to assist them in growing their business is extremely rewarding to her.  Lorrayne is still active as show chair for PPAF and has served on their board and President; current committee member for PPAI; served on board for  PPAMS, and several committees for ASI.  In 2002 she was honored as an ASI Woman of Distinction.

Janet McMaster, MAS

Janet McMaster, MAS
Regional Sales Vice President | MidAtlantic and Carolinas
207.755.2967

jmcmaster@geiger.com
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Hired by Geiger in 1986, Janet has served in many challenging roles including office manager, technology education manager, regional marketing manager, and regional sales manager. She has twice earned Geiger Star awards and was recognized as a PPAI Pyramid Award Nominee in 2010. Janet has served as a Board Member and Secretary for PAPPA Regional Association and currently serves on the CAAMP Board as Vice President and Professional Development Chair. She was a guest speaker at CAAMP Women's Leadership Conference in 2012. Janet enjoys working with her sales partners and their clients to put together custom branding and promotional programs that will grab the attention of the intended audience and leave a long lasting positive impression.

Jamie Ondrejko, CAS

Jamie Ondrejko, CAS
Division Sales Vice President | Southwest
480.302.6733

jondrejko@geiger.com
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Jamie began her career with Geiger in January of 2007 and is currently the Division Manager for the Southwest Division, covering AZ, NM, CO an UT. Working directly with her sales partners and their clients is the favorite part of her job. Jamie was a participant on a panel of emerging leaders at PPAI’s Women’s Leadership Conference and served on the board of AzPPA “Arizona Promotional Products Association” for 2 years. She continues to have an active role with her local association.