Blake joined the CIP team in February of 2023. He has been involved in the coatings business for over 20 years. Blake started out in the industry painting through the summers of high school, and continued painting while attending Southern Connecticut State University where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. After graduating, Blake started a residential painting company where he was self-employed for several years before going to work on the supplier side with Sherwin Williams and later with PPG paints. Most recently, before starting with CIP, Blake worked as a Project Manager in Commercial Painting for 2 years.