BLM Group USA (Wixom, Michigan), a manufacturer of tube processing equipment, has announced the appointment of Jason E. Blair as its new southern region sales manager. In this position, Blair will be responsible for customer account management and sales of the company’s complete line of tube processing equipment. The southern region includes Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia, North and South Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama and Florida. Blair will be based in North Carolina. Prior to joining BLM Group USA, Blair was sales manager for the Federal Division of the Phillips Corporation, a supplier of manufacturing technology products and services primarily focused on CNC machine tools in the Federal Government sector. Prior to that Blair served in business development, product management and sales positions within Phillips Corporation. Blair holds a Diploma in Precision Machining Technology from Danville Community College, a B.S. in business administration and economics from Greensboro College, and an M.B.A. from the Merrick School of Business at the University of Baltimore. He has also participated in numerous professional development programs and carries the Certified Machine Tool Sales Engineer designation from the Association of Manufacturing Technology.