Our Team


Richard W. Blatt and Carol Blatt : Owner & Operator

Richard W. Blatt and Carol Blatt

Owner & Operator

I am the owner and operator of Blatt’s Pattern Shop. I started in the pattern shop industry right after graduating high school. I worked for another shop for years. I fell in love with the pattern industry and wanted more so I started my own business in 1972. I have worked hand in hand with many foundries over the years. I have made patterns for all types of industries and for all types of metal foundries. All of this hands on experience gives me over 50 years in the business.

Keith Blatt : President & Operations

Keith Blatt

President & Operations

I am the president and operator of Blatt’s Pattern Shop. I am the son of Richard and Carol Blatt which are the owners and founders of the business. I started in the pattern shop industry while I was in high school doing odd jobs around the shop. After graduating high school, I went to college for one year when I decided I wanted to work in the family business. I worked in every part of the shop. I learned from how to make wood patterns on the bench to running the CNC machines. From the combined effort of my father and all the workers that have worked at the shop over the past 25 years, I am capable of running a great shop like Blatts Pattern Shop.

keith@blattspatternshop.com
Pete Angstadt : Wax Investment Cast Coordinator & Salesman

Pete Angstadt

Wax Investment Cast Coordinator & Salesman

He is the lost wax investment cast coordinator/salesmen. He was in the Army for numerous yrs. He have been in the investment casting industry since 1978. He started as a wax injector and he soon moved into the Quality control job at an investment house. He also worked as project manager/engineer at an investment house. He attended the AFS cast metals institute for gating and feeding of investment castings. Blatt’s Pattern Shop also sent him for his journeyman’s papers where he finished top of the class. He has been working at Blatt’s since 1997 and has become a salesman last year.

Darryl Baer : Metal Shop Foreman

Darryl Baer

Metal Shop Foreman

He started with us in 1980 doing Co-op from high school. He started full time with us right after graduating high school. He worked several years in our metal shop until he wanted to learn more about the business. We moved him to the wood/plastic shop. After several years he took over our plastics department. After 20 yrs. at the shop we needed him back in the metal shop. Within 3 years he was named metal shop foreman. With all this said this gives him 35 yrs. of experience in all parts of our operation.

Charles Boltz (Mike) : Shop Foreman

Charles Boltz (Mike)

Shop Foreman

He started working for us in the wood shop right out of high school, which was in 1980. After a few months he decided he liked working with metal better so we moved him to the metal shop. He started working on our Bridgeport mills and our manual lathes. We sent him to apprenticeship school where he earned his journeyman’s papers. 14 years ago he became our CNC foreman, 2 years ago he became our shop foreman. For 36 yrs. he learned every aspect of our metal shop.

Russel Rzeplinski : Wood Shop Foreman

Russel Rzeplinski

Wood Shop Foreman

He started in the wood working field at VoTech in high school. After graduating high school he went straight to work at Lebanon Pattern shop as a pattern maker in 1980. He came to Blatt’s Pattern shop 10 yrs. ago full time. After 3 yrs. he became wood shop foreman. Russel has a combined pattern shop experience of 36 yrs.