Melissa Blashka – Director – at – Large

Since 2015, Melissa Blashka has been Vice President / General Manager at Barksdale, Inc (a Crane Co. subsidiary) responsible for the global strategy, growth and profitability overseeing Product Management, Sales, Customer Care and Applications Engineering.

For over 70 years, Barksdale has been designing and manufacturing instrumentation and controls including pressure, temperature, level and valves for Industrial, Oil & Gas and Transportation markets.  Barksdale has a global reach, with manufacturing in North America, Europe and China.

Prior to this role, Melissa served as Director, Global Supply Chain, Crane Co, providing leadership for Crane’s international procurement team in North America, China, India, and Mexico, where she established a new regional sourcing team.

Prior to joining Crane, Melissa was Procurement Director, Meggitt Equipment Group a $600M multi-national segment of Meggitt PLC. Melissa was responsible for leading the Global Sourcing activities of the business, including integration of Meggitt’s acquisition of Danaher’s Pacific Scientific Aerospace & Defense division. Prior to Meggitt, Melissa held roles of increasing global responsibility at Danaher Corporation with her most recent role as Supply Chain Director, Pacific Scientific Group. Melissa is also a graduate of Eaton Corporation’s Leadership Development Program where she held assignments in Lean Manufacturing, Supply Chain Management/ERP integration, Business Development, and Operations Management.

Melissa holds a Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing Engineering from Boston University and an MBA from New York University.

Melissa resides in Los Angeles, California with her husband Anthony and two children.