Role Model

Edel Blanks

President and CEO, Intralox

Edel joined Intralox in 1994 and has held numerous leadership positions in operations, customer service, and sales. He lived in the Netherlands for five years as the General Manager of Intralox Europe.  Edel became President of Intralox in 2004. Since that time, the company has expanded globally and invested heavily in food safety, parcel sortation, package handling, and other critical conveyance solutions. Edel is passionate about the unique culture at Intralox—obsessive customer service, long-term innovation, a relentless focus on continuous improvement, treating each other with dignity and respect, and a deep belief in the potential of each individual. He is a champion of the no jerks policy at Intralox. An industry leader, he has served on numerous industry boards and most recently as a member of the Executive Committee of the Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA).

Prior to joining Intralox, Edel was a Partner at the law firm of Jones Walker, LLC in New Orleans. He is a graduate of Tulane University where he also received his Juris Doctorate.  Intralox, with annual revenues of $650 million and double-digit annual average organic growth, is the inventor of modular plastic conveyor belts. A global conveyance leader, Intralox also provides food-safe low-tension conveyor belts, high-speed automation technology, and related services.  For four decades, Intralox has achieved its position as a value leader through a direct business model, a consistent focus on customer value, and industry specialization. Intralox’s expansive global customer service infrastructure delivers expert application advice, real-time access to expert troubleshooting, and unmatched replacement lead times. Intralox headquarters are in New Orleans, LA (USA). The company has eleven facilities across five continents, over 2,000 employees, and more than 1,400 active patents in force across the globe.