Jeff Blum is the senior vice president of the west region for KONE Americas. In this role, he is responsible for safety, customer loyalty, employee engagement, quality and the overall positive development of the new equipment, modernization and service businesses for approximately 23 states. With more than 20 years of industry experience, Jeff has proven himself as a dynamic, customer-driven leader through a series of progressive profit and loss, as well as functional roles within KONE. Jeff has deep experience in understanding and serving customers in commercial real estate development, construction and facility management.
Previously, Jeff was the senior vice president of business development for KONE Americas. While in this position, he concentrated on assuring customer satisfaction and profitable growth across all business lines in the U.S., Canada, and Latin America. Jeff’s responsibilities included marketing, solution and services development, sales strategy, major projects and strategic accounts.
In 2006, Jeff became vice president of new equipment for the west region of KONE Americas, leading safety, customer satisfaction and profitable growth for the new equipment business line.
Earlier in his career, Jeff held numerous leadership positions within KONE, including director of service for the pacific southwest region, branch manager for the northern California branch, and the global marketing manager - escalators, where he gained experience in global marketing and product development. Jeff began his career in new equipment sales in the company’s west region.
Jeff received his bachelor’s degree in business from Indiana University, and holds his master’s in business administration from Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management.