Team and Territory

Rely on an experienced team of Sales Engineers.

Our management team is comprised of industry veterans who bring extensive technical and sales experience to the organization. Their hands-on business approach delivers professionalism and dependability that are unmatched in the industry.


Meet our Southwest team.

Jim Upchurch, CEO


Jim is the CEO of Blair Engineering Southwest and served as President from 1995 to 2018. He is responsible for the overall strategy and direction of the company, while managing operations, sales and customer initiatives.

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Carl Griffin, President


Carl is President of Blair Engineering and originally joined the company in 2014 as a Sales Engineer. He has years of experience supporting customers and their design groups by delivering engineering solutions that will help improve their products.

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Mike Swensen, Sales Engineer


Mike has been a valued employee of Blair Engineering since 1987. He works diligently to help customers find an engineered solution that will support product success.

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David Bernard, Sales Engineer


David is a 2017 addition to our Blair Engineering Southwest sales team. In his role as Sales Engineer, David brings clients more than 30 years of experience in engineered plastic design and manufacturing and extensive knowledge of specialty extrusion and custom forming.

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Eduardo Soto-Barrera, Sales Engineer


A 2019 addition to the Blair Engineering Southwest team, Eduardo Soto-Barrera brings diverse experience and academic accomplishments to his role of sales engineer.

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Sharon Lindquist, Office Manager


Sharon joined Blair Engineering Southwest in 1985. Since that time, Sharon’s valuable contributions to the company have reached to all areas of the operation.

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Linda Fox, Inside Sales


Those who interact with Linda Fox can count it a lucky day when she joined Blair Engineering in 2000. In her role of Inside Sales/Customer Service, Linda works to ensure that every relationship with the company is a smooth and productive experience.

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