Management

Intelligent: [in-tel-i-juhnt][adj.] characterized by quickness of understanding and bringing a smart approach. Blends: [blends] [verb] to mix smoothly and inseparably together to create a superior taste experience.

Michael Ishayik
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Michael Ishayik

President/Founder

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President/Owner

As President and Founder, Michael Ishayik oversees all the company’s divisions including Co-Packing operation, Maud’s Righteous Blends, Onecup.com and the recently successfully launched Hotel Sales Division. Under his direction Intelligent Blends has rapidly become a leading provider in the single serve industry with a current plant expansion underway bringing operational capacity to over 200 million capsules a year. His philosophy has always been to act like a partner with all of Intelligent Blends customers and put their needs first and foremost.

Mr. Ishayik continues to be a market leader in the single serve industry with a new innovative 15 gram cup and new packaging configurations. In addition, under his leadership, Intelligent Blends will be the first to bring Nespresso packaging capacities to the United States.


Prior to starting Intelligent Blends, Mr. Ishayik founded Reel Picture in 1997, A CD and DVD manufacturing company, which currently operates in San Diego. In addition, Mr. Ishayik sits on numerous company boards where he works with entrepreneurs of fast growing businesses. He also sits on the board of Photocharity, a non-profit that is involved in solving youth homelessness.


Mr. Ishayik holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Southern California. He is an avid surfer, hiker and traveler.

Greg Elkins
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Greg Elkins

VP Operations

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Keith Wright
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Keith Wright

VP of Sales

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VP of Sales

I have worked in sales ever since I was a boy growing up at the local surf shop. Through my 25 years in the media & packaging business and now onto Single Serve Co Packing with Intelligent Blends. We can private label pack your Coffees; Teas; Hot Cocas & Ciders into one of the fastest growing market segments at retail with over 25 Million installed brewers and 20+ Billion Cups that will be consumed in the next 12months.

We are the first independent company on the west coast with an outputof 100 million cups annually and a recyclable kup. Please give me a call to discuss your project in this rapidly expanding market.


Making the world a better place ...One cup at a time!

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Todd Pearlman

VP Business Development

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VP Business Development

Todd Pearlman joins Intelligent Blends as the new Vice President of Business Development. With over 20 years experience leading teams in Sales & Marketing, Todd is a welcome addition to the senior management team.

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Beverly Dietzen

Operations Specialist

Beverly Dietzen
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Operations Specialist

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Ruth

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Jeff McIntosh

Roastmaster

Jeff McIntosh
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Roastmaster

From a very early age, my interest in coffee began as my father would bring back coffees from all over the world. Now as a 4th generation coffees professional I have specialized in developing unique blend profiles in addition to functional powder beverages. I have had the privilege to work on numerous projects spanning the coffee industry–from working with farmers to hands-on barista training .Being the Roast master here at Intelligent Blends comes with the perk of always having cutting edge equipment to continue to push quality and technology within the coffee community.

John Lenz
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John Lenz

President of Hotel Division

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President Hotel Division

“I love coffee and I love hotels, I would say it is an ideal fit for me.“ John heads the IB Hotel Division and does so with passion and form. From having coffee tastings with hotel management teams to touring the country looking to start relationships and build business, John believes it is all about attention to detail and having fun. “The goal of our hotel division is to transition hotel room coffee and tea from a fill to a feature all while providing exceptional customer service.” John is married, has one boy, loves to golf, surf, and explore. “My attitude is presence and to appreciate each day as it comes, that on top of drinking lots of coffee!”

Jose Corales
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Jose Corales

Account Manager

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Alecia Somera

Accounts Receivable

Alecia Somera
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Accounts Receivable

I'm in charge of the accounts receivable at Intelligent Blends. I am a boring person.

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Ruth ARELLANO

Adminstrative Assistant

Ruth ARELLANO
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Adminstrative Assistant

I work directly with the management team at Intelligent Blends to support day-to-day operations. I also assist with the management of our online store. I've worked with our team for over 3 years.


Ruth

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Josh Cohen

Business Development Manager

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Business Development Manager

What don't I do at Intelligent Blends? Business Development. Marketing. Design. Content Creation. Lead Generation. Currently leading R&D on next gen Biodegradable capsule technology. Chief Operating Officer of our online store, OneCup.com


Josh Cohen

– Henry Ford

Earl Roloff
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Earl Roloff

Sales Representative

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Sales Representative

39 years of hard work in multiple sales industries have rewarded Earl with a large list of loyal and satisfied clients. Earl's straight forward "3 yards and a cloud of dust" approach is both unique and refreshing. Earl has and still feels today that “customers are your best salespeople”. Referrals, like pictures, are worth a thousand words!



By the way, he enjoys talking to his customers. Imagine calling someone and having them answer the phone!!!

Jhan West
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Jhan West

Fulfillment Manager

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Fulfillment Manager

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Nasrin Ghaderi
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Nasrin Ghaderi

Accounts Payable

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Accounts Payable

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Bonita Roach

Account Manager

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Account Manager

I am Bonita Roach, Account Manager for Intelligent Blends. I handle accounts for Earl, Rob, Todd and Michael. My job is to be the interface between our clients, the sales team and our production staff.

I operate as the lead point of contact for manufacturing matters specific to my customers. I try to build and maintain strong, long-lasting customer relationships. My goal is to ensure the timely and successful delivery of our products to our customers.


I always put my customer first. I try to anticipate my customers’ needs and to act as a champion for that customer. I always act with our customers in mind and try to exceed their expectations, thus gaining their trust and respect.

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Riber Zamora

Plant Technician

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Plant Technician

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Jason Hallquest

Northwest Regional Manager

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Ken Roy

Creative Director & Graphic Designer

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Creative Director, Graphic Designer

When I’m “forced” to work Monday-Friday, because I have bills to pay, I am the Senior Graphic Designer and Print Shop manager at Intelligent Blends. Having over 20 years experience, makes me a jack-of-all trades when it comes to all things design and prepress related. My goal is to make our clients happy and priority number 1.

If I was not “forced” to work Monday-Friday, I would spend even more of my time hiking and hanging out with my wife and 2 kids (a.k.a. dogs) and racing my bicycle around San Diego. Oh and have a few beers too…..



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Maria Byrd

Material Handler

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Material Handler

I handle order fulfillment and manage inventory for our customers across the United States and abroad. I've enjoyed working for the company since 2002.

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Patricia Tjong

Quality Control Manager

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Quality Control Manager

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