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Meet the Bil-Jax Team

A Few Folks From Operations.

Bil-Jax® is a team of over one hundred tinkerers, thinkers, craftsmen, and hyper-focused, customer service fanatics who believe that every detail is critical, and every customer is their last.

Meet some of our highly qualified organization:

Ken is our longest tenure. He makes our booth look amazing at trade shows. He has worked in many departments: welding, quality, painting, receiving, and assembly. A hobby of his is photography, where he has captured over 250 weddings.

Ken Waggoner
Shipping Lead
Since 1971

Kevin started out in fabrication and then moved on to be a machine operator. His wife and brother both work here. He enjoys riding his motorcycle and going to car shows.

Kevin Huner
Machine Operator
Since 1984

Scott has truly dedicated his career to us and is willing to do anything for the company. After leaving for a short time, he realized Bil-Jax is where he wanted to be. He enjoys snowmobiling, motorcycling, camping, working in his own shop, and spending time with family and friends.

Scott Merrifield
Maintenance Manager
Since 1986

Gary is one of our over 30 years of service employees. He started out in our machine shop and has worked in FAB, as a tow motor operator and welder. He enjoys kart racing. 

Gary Bremer
Material Handler
Since 1987

Lisa is our supply chain guru. She has 9 grandchildren and 5 step grandchildren and enjoys spending time with them. In her spare time, she likes to scrapbook. She is looking forward to retirement and traveling with her husband.

Lisa Burgei
Supply Chain Scheduler
Since 1990

Scott started out as a welder, then lead the team, and jumped over to quality. He is a high school track and field coach, a competitive sprinter, and is a licensed massage therapist.

Scott Wichman
Production Supervisor
Since 1993

Mark started in fabrication, then went to assembly, and then on to engineering. He likes to hunt and fish. He enjoys going to the beach and most recently went to the Philippines. The best beach yet!

Mark Wagner
Engineering Technician
Since 1994

Jerry is our longest tenure in welding. He also drives a tow-motor. He likes to hunt, fish, and read books. He enjoys having cook outs with family and friends.

Jerry Zachrich
Since 1994

Joaquin has worked as a welder, fabricator, and been part of the Research & Development team. He is a team player who takes pride in his work and loves to fix things. He likes to work on cars in his spare time.

Joaquin Matinez
Since 1995

Ryan joined the team as a Shipping Clerk and has managed the shipping department for the last 10 years. He enjoys spending his weekends at the lake with his family. His hobbies include golfing, fishing, and hunting.

Ryan Short
Shipping Manager
Since 1995

Earl joined the aerial work platform (AWP) engineering team and spent his first 18 years there before transferring to the scaffold engineering team. He has been collecting annual U.S. Mint Proof Sets since 1985.

Earl Bechtol
Engineering Technician – Event
Since 1998

Don started his career working on the paint line for 12 years before moving to the maintenance department. In his spare time, he enjoys working and painting cars. He has a Camaro that he plans to drag race some day. 

Don Oliphant II
Since 2007

James is our big spender. He lives on a farm and raises livestock, grows crops, and has a large family garden. He enjoys hunting, fishing, motorcycle riding, and spending time at his lake cottage.

James Dunlap
Purchasing Manager
Since 2014

Jacob started out as a welder. He likes to fish, bowl, and collect basketball and football cards. He enjoys going to church and spending time with his wife. He is a Philadelphia Eagles fanatic.

Jacob Smallwood
Scaffold Fabrication – Lead
Since 2014

Some of Our Administrative Team.

Steve handles the product liability litigations. He has taught high school mathematics and coached high school football and basketball. He has also umpired high school baseball and fast pitch softball for 45 years.

Steve Storrer
Product Safety Manager
Since 1987

Becky serves on the board of directors for a small non-profit that assists the visually impaired, while coaching their goalball tournaments. She finds working with children that have a disability, a very rewarding experience.

Becky Blaker
Accounts Payable Specialist
Since 2011

Tammy started out as an accounts payable associate. She is the Administrative Pastor at her church and owns an HVAC company with her husband. She enjoys being outside with her family boating, wakeboarding, and camping.

Tammy Borsos
Cash & Credit Manager
Since 2014

Melody handles commissions, cash entries, vehicle leases, rebates, and sales tax. She serves as Nursery Director and Church Calendar Coordinator at her Church.  She enjoys walking, puzzles, and is an avid reader of mysteries.

Melody Turner
Staff Accountant
Since 2016

Russ keeps us all safe and healthy, while improving our green footprint. He sings and plays guitar in a band. He is growing a garden for the local food pantry.

Russ Schifferly
Health, Safety, and Environment Coordinator
Since 2018

Robin makes sure all our costs are in check. She enjoys watching her son play hockey at the college level, gardening, northern Michigan, and yoga.  She is a runner, and has completed 3 full marathons and countless half marathons around the USA.

Robin Schroeder
Industrial Controller
Since 2020

A Few People From Our Front Line.

Kurt works with master scaffold erectors and dismantlers by supplying them with everything they need. He enjoys water skiing, snow skiing, and landscaping. He is a neat freak when it comes to the house, cars, and landscaping.

Kurt Bostater
Scaffold Services Business Leader
Since 1994

Dave started out on the paint line, then went to fabrication, jumped to shipping, and then to inside sales. A sports enthusiast, he is a member of the Buckeye State Sheriff’s Association and the Fulton County Sportsmen Club. He enjoys scuba diving and running.

Dave Flory
Inside Sales – Customer Operations
Since 1994

Michelle is very involved in animal rescue and is on the board of directors for Planned Pethood, Inc. She LOVES football! She was once an on-air caller on the Jim Rome sports talk show “Rome is Burning”.

Michelle McGarrity
Inside Sales – Customer Operations
Since 2018

Chris brings over 25+ years of building and construction industry experience to the team. When not working he enjoys spending time outdoors. Fly fishing is his favorite, but he also enjoys biking, kayaking, bird hunting, and fishing.

Chris Gibson
Vice President of Sales & Marketing
Since 2019

Joe has spent the last 10 years in customer operations. Most recently he worked for the Jacksonville, Florida school district and a logistics company before that. He just moved back to northwest Ohio to raise his children in a small town.

Joe Hastedt
Inside Sales – Customer Operations Supervisor
Since 2019