• Mark Blutstein

  • CEO

Mark looks at Express Promotions as several separate businesses, since every salesperson is not alike. Some team members like working on big international accounts, while others try and stay local as that’s where they feel most comfortable. It’s important to Mark that the salesperson/customer relationship is a perfect match, as we look to be partners with our customers rather than just a sales agency. Our internal team members are the best in the business and make everybody in management look great.

Mark has a pedigree for volunteerism as his mom has been a leader in our community for over 50 years. He serves on the Board of PAVE which allows him to help educate children who want to learn so badly, yet do not have the resources to do so. An educated United States of America will solve so many of the current concerns we have and he will do as much as he can to promote this cause. Mark also gets great insight and information about the business community from the MMAC CEO Roundtable that he is fortunate to be a part of.

  • Butch Gebhardt

  • Senior Vice President

Butch has been working in the promotional products industry since 1990 and joined Express Promotions in 2002.  He has a wife and three daughters, enjoys golf and music. Butch has a BA from Kalamazoo College and an MBA from UW-Madison.

  • Tim Barber

  • Vice President of Sales

Tim has been in the promotional marketing industry for over 10 years. He started working at Express Promotions in 2011. He is a firm believer the stronger the relationships with your customers, the greater will be their trust and loyalty in your business. He attended the University of San Diego on a Golf Scholarship. In his free time, he enjoys traveling and golfing.

  • Carrie Kramer

  • Account Manager

Carrie Kramer has over 16 years of experience in the promotional products industry with Express Promotions. Her degree is in Marketing and she enjoys the creative end of the spectrum. She loves bringing new things to the table while on the hunt for that special idea for the client. In her free time, she loves music (especially country music), shopping, spending time outdoors, softball & all sports and travel. She looks forward to seeing many parts of the country/world that she has not yet seen. Her number one proudest accomplishment in the world are her three beautiful children…Cailyn, Ali & Davey…they are truly her world and every day is a new adventure that she cherishes.

  • Rachel Elliott

  • Vice President

Rachel is committed to creating unique ideas and creative solutions using quality imprinted products. She believes it is extremely important to support the customers branding strategies. She is dedicated to providing attention to detail, on time delivery and most importantly rush orders. There is no order that is too small or too large!

  • Patti Imig

  • Account Manager

Patti has over 7 years of experience in the promotional industry.  She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations from the University of Wisconsin Whitewater.  Patti has identical twin daughters (Ellie and Emma) that keep her very busy.  She loves watching and playing all sports. During her free-time she loves to play soccer.

  • Melissa Centeno

  • Account Executive

Melissa offers Express over 6 years of experience in the promotional products industry.  She earned her Bachelor’s and Masters degrees in Business Management.  She loves to travel as much as possible and stay active.  She enjoys the outdoors and spending time with friends and family.

  • Sharon Guerten

  • Account Manager

Sharon has over 14 years of experience in the promotional products industry.  She enjoys the outdoors and traveling around the United States.  Anywhere her car can take her to be exact.  She has three beautiful children.

  • Jessica Pliska

  • Account Manager

Jessica has her Bachelor’s in Marketing with 2 years of experience in the promotional product industry. She enjoys traveling (45 states and 13 countries so far), attending concerts, and being a “foodie”.

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  • Dan Blutstein

  • Senior Vice President

Dan Blutstein, Senior Vice-President,  for Express Promotions has over 24 years of experience in selling promotional products.  As one of the co-founders of the company, he loves the industry and thrives to find the perfect promotional item for each one of his clients.  He prides himself in 24 hour, round the clock service and on-time delivery.  He has also made several trips to China and is an expert in creating and sourcing custom products overseas.   Dan loves playing and watching sports and in his free time, enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife Elizabeth and their three kids. (Charlie, Ali and Jack).   He also spends most of his off time coaching his little ones at their sporting events. Dan is a loyal and proud businessman and looks forward to helping you on your next project!


  • Jeff Polacheck

  • Vice President of Sales

Jeff has been with Express Promotions since day one. In 1998, he became a Co-founder of Express with his cousin, Dan Blutstein. Jeff graduated from The American University’s (Washington D.C.) Kogod School of Business. Jeff works in San Diego where he lives with his two wonderful kids, Jacob and Julia. When Jeff’s not working, he’s likely to be found enjoying the sunshine at a local golf course, or enjoying some music at a live concert.

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