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Welcome to the Team


By: Samantha Magee

Danos announces the hiring of Rafe Blades as sales manager. Based out of headquarters in Gray, Louisiana, 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 ten year track record of sales experience.

“Rafe’s understanding of both management and relationship building adds a wealth of value to our organization,” said owner Paul 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.

Samantha Magee

Samantha Magee joined Danos in 2018 as media relations coordinator. She serves as Danos’ point of contact for communications targeting customers and the communities where we live and work. Prior to joining Danos, she worked as a fundraiser at an independent school in Houston, TX, for four years. Samantha holds a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication from Louisiana State University and an MBA from the University of Houston.


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