Rick Harker joined the Blackburn Company in 1992 as a territory salesperson in ND, SD, and W. MN. As principal of the agency since 2006, Rick has extensive experience in all aspects of being a Manufacturer’s Representative. He has enjoyed the privilege of relational selling, and negotiating programs on all levels - in a wide variety of businesses. He attended college at the University of Minnesota – Institute of Technology. Prior to joining the Blackburn Company, he worked in materials management for a hearing aid company. Rick lives in Plymouth, MN with his beautiful wife and 3 children. He enjoys time with his family, walking with the Lord, and all the outdoor activities that Minnesota has to offer.
“I am very blessed to have this team of people at The Blackburn Company. Each one of them cares about what we do, the customers and manufacturers we serve, and the importance of conducting business ethically.”
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Wisconsin and UP of Michigan
Roger has over 20 years of sales experience and has been with The Blackburn Company since 2002. He attended St. Cloud State University and has earned the Certified Sales Professional (CSP) designation. He has been a member of the Hopkins, MN Rotary Club from 2002-2016, and served as treasurer for five years. He currently belongs to the Lakeville, MN Rotary Club. In his spare time, Roger enjoys playing kickball and spending time with his family in their 1975 Airstream.
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Northern and Western Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota
Doug has 28 years’ experience in custom cabinet manufacturing and the woodworking industry. He has been working for The Blackburn Company since 2011. His experience includes cabinet installation, cabinet design, metalworking, fabrication and welding. Doug, who also has a farming background, was raised on the family farm and also worked for a short time at a dairy operation in Washington State. He currently lives in Princeton, MN and manages the territory of northern and western MN, North Dakota and South Dakota. In addition, he’s been a firefighter for over 20 years with the Princeton Fire/Rescue department – during that time he held the position of Captain for 2 years and Asst. Fire Chief for 8 years. He enjoys spending time with his family, and activities include vacationing, hunting, fishing, golfing and ATV riding.
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Tracy is the Office Manager for The Blackburn Company, and leads sales support and customer service for our customer base. She’s been here since 2008, and has a strong background in customer service leadership, including experience in the real estate and airline industries. Born in Sacramento CA, she moved to Minnesota in 1978. She attended college in Boston, MA on scholarship for singing, and graduated with a BA in communications. She is active in Waytonka, a Minnesota based women’s organization that provides scholarships, helps local charities and assists families in need. She is also very active in her church, loves being with her husband and children, baking, spending time up at the cabin, and performing in community theater. Her all-time favorite role was that of Sally Bowles in Cabaret during her junior year of college.
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