Glen Burnie, Md. — It is with great sadness that Haines announces the passing of Mark Blakley, vice president of operations, who died March 27 due to health complications.
Blakley joined the Haines executive team as vice president of operations in August 2013.
Bruce Zwicker, Haines president and CEO said, “Mark was only with us a short while, but everyone that worked with him recognized him as a very competent leader and a genuinely good person. Mark moved from Ohio to come work for Haines and found a home here. He spoke about how much he loved the company and was excited about contributing to Haines as we embark on our new future. He will be dearly missed.”
Prior to joining Haines, Blakley served as an operations manager, distribution center manager, Six Sigma leader global supply chain, and distribution general manager. Most of his career in operations was spent with Cintas Corp., a leading provider of work uniforms, safety products, and promotional items. While at Cintas he worked in various locations including Texas, Kentucky, Alabama, and Ohio.
Blakley held a BA in marketing from Miami University, Ohio. He is survived by his wife, Jennifer, and son, Will.