- Chief Executive Officer
Blake joined Portland Bolt in April 2023. Before Portland Bolt, Blake was with Precision Castparts Corp. (PCC) since 2007. PCC is global manufacturer based in Portland, OR. Blake’s career spanned across several divisions including forging, investment casting, aerostructures, and fasteners for the aerospace and industrial markets. He started in operations in 2009 as a Production Supervisor, progressed until 2014 to become General Manager with direct P&L ownership, and then most recently a multi-plant Vice President.
Blake’s passion for American manufacturing started as a co-op with John Deere in 2004. Earlier in his career, he had a two-year stint as a shop and traveling engineer for a professional motorsports team. Blake and his wife Mary are both Virginia Tech alumni and now call Milwaukie, Oregon home. They have 3 children. For hobbies Blake enjoys being with his family and friends, playing golf, traveling, enjoying the outdoors, and cheering on the Hokies at every opportunity.