300 36th Street SE • Grand Rapids, MI 49548
616.245.4111 • Fax: 616.245.3667 • E-mail Us
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Youngblood Automation (HQ)
300 36th Street, S.E.
Grand Rapids, MI 49548
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Phone: (616) 245-4111
Fax: (616) 245-3667
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Youngblood Automation (East)
1681 W Hamlin Road

Rochester, MI, 48309

Phone: (248) 475-1999
Fax: (248) 287-4103
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Company Contacts:

Inside Staff:
Photo Name Title Telephone
Peter Yardley President 616.245.4111 x 22 President
Jon Haigh VP Sales & Marketing 616.970.7797 Sales and Marketing Management
Bill Schultz Operations Manager 616.245.4111 x 42 Operations
Linda Beckwith Sales Administrator 616.245.4111 x 21 Special Pricing Administration, Projects Coordinator & Customer Service
Kasandra Blitchok Purchasing 616.245.4111 x 28 Purchasing, Order Follow-Up, Open Orders & Customer Service
Beckie Owsinski Accounting 616.245.4111 x 20 Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable & Administrative Assistance
Diane Komejan Sales Assistant 616.245.4111 x 25 Sales Assistance, Order Entry, Quotations and Order Follow-Up
Chris Banash Customer Service 616.245.4111 x 26 Order Entry, Sales Assistance, Order Follow-up, Order Acknowledgement & Customer Service
Jim Quinn Customer Service 616.245.4111 x 27 Order Entry, Sales Assistance, Order Follow-up, Order Acknowledgement & Customer Service
Lisa Hall Customer Service 616.245.4111 x 44 Order Entry, Sales Assistance, Order Follow-Up, Order Acknowledgment & Customer Service
Emily Griffioen Customer Service 616.245.4111 Order Entry, Sales Assistance, Order Follow-up, Order Acknowledgement & Customer Service
Jori Wassink Customer Service 616.245.4111 Order Entry, Sales Assistance, Order Follow-up, Order Acknowledgement & Customer Service
Ron Davis Customer Service 248.475.1999 Rochester Inside Sales
Sales General Inquiry 616.245.4111 Any general inquiry or non-specific request
Support Staff:
Photo Name Title Telephone
Chad Davis Mechanical Engineer 616.245.4111 x 23 Maytec,GSM
Caleb Estes Mechanical Designer 616.245.4111 x Maytec Design & CAD
Cristian Pavelescu Applications Engineer 616.245.4111 x 33 Pneumatics & Motion Control
Jeff Harthy Controls Engineer 616.245.4111 x 34 Omron Industrial Automation, Omron STI, Watlow, Eaton, Beijer Electronics & Wenglor Champion
Steve Coon Warehouse Tech 616.245.4111 Maytec Lead, Assembly and Warehouse Support
Kyle Roush Warehouse Tech 616.245.4111 Assembly and General Warehouse Support
Outside Sales Staff:
Photo Name Territory Telephone
Chris Blasko Northern Michigan 231.357.6600 US-10 North Territory
Dan Schroeder Kalamazoo, Van Buren, Calhoun, Branch Counties 616.240.4417 Kalamazoo, Battle Creek,South Haven, Coldwater
Jason Teunissen Grand Rapids Area 616.299.9391 Grand Rapids, Kent County Territory
Mike Howe Lake Shore Area 616.862.8061 Holland,Grand Haven, Muskegon
Chuck Shellum Flint/Tri-Cities/Thumb 989.859.0601 Flint, Saginaw, Bay City, Midland and the Thumb Territory
Scot VanVleet Grand Rapids/Holland 616.828.9108 Greater Grand Rapids, Holland, Lowell & Wayland Territory
Mark Johnson Grand Rapids/Muskegon 616.808.1400 Greater Grand Rapids, Grand Haven, Muskegon & Big Rapids Territory
Roger Thomas South Bend/Benton Harbor 574.217.2355 Southwest Michigan and Northern Central Indiana Territory
Jim Huff Lansing/Jackson 517.775.2659 Lansing, Jackson & Howell
Chris Coon West Lansing, East Grand Rapids 616.292.5695 Eaton Rapids, Lowell, Mount Pleasant
Gordon Cady Macomb, Metro Detroit 248.535.6250 Macomb, Wayne Counties
Jim Miller Oakland County, Metro Detroit 248.762.1078 Oakland County, Key Accounts Metro Detroit

About Us:


"To be the Premier Source of Industrial Automation Solutions."


"We provide industrial automation solutions in order to surpass our customers' expectations and help them to achieve their goals."


Founded in 1977 Youngblood Automation celebrates over 30 years of providing the highest quality pneumatic, electronic and motion control components to our customers. Driven by innovation, we anticipate our customer's needs and strive to enhance our customers' competitive advantage.

We provide:

  • Technical support for our customers' automation needs

  • Engineering design assistance

  • Development of product integration solutions

  • Levels of extraordinary customer service

  • On-time deliveries

  • Educational Seminars and on-site training



Customer Satisfaction

We believe our customers are the top priority. We will achieve 100% customer satisfaction by first listening to our customer's wants and needs and then exceeding their expectations.


We will clearly explain to one another what is expected, ensure that each team member has the resources required to accomplish their work and hold each other accountable for execution.

Continuous Improvement

We believe there is always room for improvement, and will always strive for ways to better our processes, quality levels and cost effectiveness.


We believe in providing our customers with the latest in technology, products and services. We anticipate our customers needs, build their awareness, create demand for new products and communicate the need to our vendors.


We strive to work as one team, not as individuals, to better serve our customers and one another.


We believe in recognizing our team members for their contributions and providing them with opportunities to grow and develop.

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