Danos announced the hiring of Rafe Blades as sales manager. Based out of the company’s Gray, La., headquarters, Blades is responsible for overseeing sales strategies to maintain and expand the company’s customer base, as well as management of the sales team. Blades joins Danos with a 10-year track record of sales experience.

“Rafe’s understanding of both management and relationship building adds a wealth of value to our organization,” says Paul Danos, owner of Danos. “We are confident that he will be a great leader for our sales team and have a positive impact on new and existing customer relationships.”

Prior to his sales career, Blades was a coach and educator at Vandebilt Catholic High School in Houma for 14 years. He graduated from Nicholls State University with a bachelor of science in general studies and received his secondary education certification.

Blades, a Baton Rouge native, lives in Thibodaux with his wife and three children. He is actively involved in Nicholls athletics and serves on the Coaches Committee for baseball.

Founded in 1947, Danos is a family-owned and managed oilfield service provider. A trusted industry partner, Danos offers responsive end-to-end integrated service solutions – safe, on time and on budget. Danos achieves high safety results and customer loyalty due to a values-based approach and a commitment to employee engagement and training. For more information, visit Danos.com.