Joseph P. Seymour, COO
Joe Seymour is the guy who knows how things run and gets things done. Directing the daily operations of E-Blox, from warehousing and inventory to shipping and receiving to sales, communications and the customer experience, Joe ensures that E-Blox is grounded as a customer-service-driven business built on the bedrock values of family and faith.
Previously, Joe worked alongside his father Art for 21 years as Vice President and Director of IT for Elenco Electronics, Inc., where he was responsible for the strategic direction of the company's information technology infrastructure and operations, and e-commerce initiatives.
Joe has channeled his family’s fascination with electronics into a lifelong love of computers. He also has a bit of the inventor in him: In junior high he took home top prize in a state science fair for a voice recognition program he created on a Commodore 64 that was able to detect differences in voice quality (such as male or female, or accents of non-native English speakers).
Following his older brother and sister’s footsteps to Purdue University, he earned a B.S. Computer Information Systems, then worked a brief stint for a large computer discounter before joining the family business at Elenco.
Now in start-up mode at E-Blox, Joe lives by the maxim his father imparted to him long ago: Expect the unexpected. Joe is preparing for rapid growth and bringing new toys and products into the E-Blox family. In business as in life, it’s his family–he and his wife Jen have three daughters, ages 5, 14, and 15–and his religious faith that drive him to build a company that makes exceptional products, and always puts its customers and employees first.