April Francis – General Manager
April started with Express Packing in August of 2015. She has over 20 years experience in the industrial and construction industry. Express Packing had been a customer of April’s for 20 years. When the opportunity was presented to become General Manager of Express Packing she decided to pursue it. April enjoys working and getting to be a part of seeing all the items that are manufactured in Indiana. She very much believes that excellent customer service and providing a good quality product are two of Express Packing’s strongest attributes that insures customer loyalty and growth.
April has been married for 20 years to John Francis, and has 2 children one attends Marian College the other is a junior at Avon High School. April very much believes in giving back to the community. April and her family run a girls developmental and competitive basketball program year round on the West side. April also serves in a Hendricks County charity called Project Angel. April hosts an annual 5K to support Project Angels Christmas season of giving Christmas presents to kids in the Hendricks County area. April and her family direct the Children’s department at Living Faith Baptist Church on the West side of Indianapolis. Children are a huge part of our future and helping them become better citizens by having the opportunity to work with them is a very rewarding experience.
Kevin Tharp – Project Manager
Kevin has been with Express Packing for 30+ years. Experience is an asset that Kevin believes is a leg up on the competition. Express Packing has a high employee retention rate. Therefore our employees are very familiar with our products and services. Kevin is a huge player at Express Packing on why employee retention has been maintained. Kevin handles all of Express Packing’s specialty projects. If you contact Express Packing to crate a project for your company Kevin could be one of the people that comes to your site to see what your needs are. Then he works to design a plan to fit those needs. Kevin loves woodworking as a hobby. He takes great pride in the projects he creates.
Zac Stewart – Operations Manager and Onsite Director
Zac has been with Express Packing since January of 2006. Zac was heavily recruited due to his strong background in the packing and crating industry. He was originally brought to Express to run specific lines, however we quickly realized what an asset Zac was with customers and decided to move him to the onsite director position. When you are having a project packed onsite it is Zac that is the organizer of this project. Zac may have multiple crews going at a time therefore he shares his time, plus organizes all of our customers scheduling needs. Zac is a good communicator and has excellent organization skills. Zac takes a lot of pride in packing the materials that he crates up to insure all of our customers products arrive safely and in the same condition it left in.
Zac is Indiana born and raised. He is married to Renae Stewart. They have two children Izac is 13, and Jazlynn is 10. Zac is very imvolved in youth sports. Zac coaches basketball, football, baseball and softball. Zac is a coach at heart both personally and professionally.
Teresa Blakey- Office Manager and Customer Service
Teresa started with Express Packing in December 1998. Teresa, will have been married to Earl Blakey for 50 years come this March. Teresa has seen many changes with Express Packing over the years. She has been involved in all our crating processes and projects. Teresa was here in the original building until October of 2004. Express moved to High School Road our current location in 2004. Teresa handles all our accounting and customer service needs. She has a wealth of knowledge to offer to Express Packing. Teresa tried to retire in Nov 2014. She was successful for a few years until we asked her to come back in December of 2016. It has been a Huge help to the success of Express Packing. As you know the value of experience is not replaceable.