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Mel Blackwell is the Chief Operating Officer at IndusTREE Holdings.

Mel is an accomplished Senior Executive with 30 years of highly successful operations, sales and marketing leadership, general management. Mel has led renaissances of amazing cultures that outperform the competition. He is a high energy, skilled revenue driver, team builder, channel strategist, P&L manager, and operations expert.

He earned his BS in Marketing from The Harbert College of Business at Auburn University, and his MA in Management from The Manderson Graduate School of Business at The University of Alabama.

Renown as a best practice machine due to his years of diverse experience leading winning teams, Mel is an inspirational leader and communicator.

As a coach and leader, he develops and then proliferates the vision and brand into a healthy, high performing enterprise. His forte is being both creative and operationally sound to execute the vision.

He has experience across numerous diverse industries including forestry- logging – land management, and wood products manufacturing, print and digital publishing, global trade-shows and events, 3-D agency marketing, telecom, software, retail, B2B, B2C, outdoor products, and environmental laboratories. His experience spans start-ups to $3+Billion in revenue.

Throughout his executive career, Mel has held leadership positions with IndusTREE Holdings, The Blackwell Group Consulting, EBSCO Industries, Inc., Health Partners America, ET Global Exhibit Group, McLeod Software, Test America Analytical Testing, Arch Wireless, and Green Tree Acceptance.

Mel is the author of several unique training and coaching programs, including The Razor™. He is also fun and funny by nature, and naturally plain spoken. It is not unusual for political correctness to take a back seat to kind truth and humor.

” One of my favorite memories rekindles a moment where my grandfather told me, ‘Always wake up and go do more for the cause of good every day than you do for bad.’ And so I did, and I live by that every day.”

~Mel Blackwell