Team

We’re good at what we do because of our people. The Blue Line team is made up of skilled, educated, innovative thinkers who bring a fresh, creative approach to every project. Team members’ diverse experience and solid know-how are advantages for our customers.

Jon Blumenthal President & CEO
Lee Welgs VP of Business Development
Kenneth Stanton Jr Production Manager
Belinda Riggs Operations/Purchasing Manager
Sara Reyes Production Chemistry Manager
Joshua Perez Environmental Engineering Manager
Suzanne Mendoza Inside Sales Manager
Douglas Kindra Research and Development Manager
Mike Gretschel Plant Manager
Jessica Garcia Quality Health and Safety Manager
Gina Culotta Controller/HR Coordinator
Jon Blumenthal

Jon Blumenthal

President & CEO

Jon has over 30 years of experience in the chemical industry. Jon earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Clemson University and went on to perform post-graduate work in Chemical Engineering at Polytechnic Institute of New York. In his 30 plus years of industrial experience, Jon has succeeded at growing the idea of an inorganic chemical manufacturing company into a reality. Jon’s role at Blue Line focuses on driving the direction of the business to maximize the core competencies of the company in order to provide the highest quality products to the customers.

Lee Welgs

Lee Welgs

VP of Business Development

Lee has over 30 years of experience in the metal industry. He specializes in recycling and placing Nickel, Cobalt, Molybdenum, Tantalum, and Tungsten byproducts. Lee brought his knowledge and experience to Blue Line in 2016.

Kenneth Stanton Jr

Kenneth Stanton Jr

Production Manager

Kenneth began his career with Blue Line Corporation in June of 2008. Kenneth attended Alcorn State University focusing his studies in Business Management coupled with over 15 years of experience in chemical manufacturing, process, and recycling. In addition to managing production and shipping & receiving departments, he is actively involved with the chemistry, operations, QA, and maintenance departments to help insure customer satisfaction. 

Belinda Riggs

Belinda Riggs

Operations/Purchasing Manager

Belinda began her career with Blue Line Corporation in April 2001. After several years and then a brief departure, Belinda returned to Blue Line Corporation in February 2008. Belinda has over 17 years of experience in the manufacturing industry. Her expertise includes procurement, inventory management, quality assurance, and operations. Belinda attended Texas Tech University and focused her area of study in Biology.

Sara Reyes

Sara Reyes

Production Chemistry Manager

Sara began her career at Blue Line Corporation in March 2015. She has over 10 years of combined experience in chemical manufacturing and applied R&D. Sara is passionate about quality, process improvement and method development. She has a Bachelors of Science in Chemistry from the University of Texas at Austin. 

Joshua Perez

Joshua Perez

Environmental Engineering Manager

Josh began his career with Blue Line Corporation in August 2014. Josh received his Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Texas Tech University. He started with alternative fuel sources and has now turned to inorganic chemical manufacturing. His main focus is plant engineering and environmental compliances, while working closely with all of the other departments within the company.

Suzanne Mendoza

Suzanne Mendoza

Inside Sales Manager

Suzanne began her career at Blue Line in January 2011. Suzanne received her Bachelors of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting and her Master of Science in Accounting both from the University of the Incarnate Word. Her expertise include customer service, inside sales and management. Her accounting skills are used in determining valuation of raw material and usage for cost and estimation of current and new projects.

Douglas Kindra

Douglas Kindra

Research and Development Manager

Douglas joined Blue Line Corporation in October of 2016. Douglas graduated in 2010 from Michigan State University with a B.S. in chemistry. He continued his formal education with a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of California, Irvine where he worked with Professor William J. Evans and published on lanthanide, uranium, and bismuth chemistry. Douglas next worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory where, as a Post-Doctoral researcher, he studied novel catalysis for industrially relevant processes.

Mike Gretschel

Mike Gretschel

Plant Manager

Mike began his career with Blue Line Corporation in January 2013. Mike has over 30 years of experience in hydrometallurgical manufacturing. His expertise includes management, chemical manufacturing, and lean manufacturing process improvement. Mike received his Bachelors of Chemical Engineering from Texas A&M University as well as his Masters of Business Administration in Business from University of Houston Clear Lake. In addition Mike is a registered Professional Engineer in Texas.

Jessica Garcia

Jessica Garcia

Quality Health and Safety Manager

Jessica began her career with Blue Line Corporation in August 2014. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Texas at San Antonio. Her proficiency includes writing Safety Data Sheets to the new GHS standards and working closely with all departments to improve quality and employee safety throughout the company.

Gina Culotta

Gina Culotta

Controller/HR Coordinator

Gina began her career with Blue Line Corporation in May 2009. She has over 10 years of experience in accounting. Gina received her Bachelors of Business Administration in Accounting as well as her Masters of Business Administration in Accounting from St. Mary’s University. In addition to her accounting knowledge, her expertise includes finance and human resource management.