Blade elevates Burkett, Merem as production managers


Two employees involved in the operations side of The Blade have been promoted, company officials announced Thursday.

Ken Burkett and Mike Merem were both named to the positions of assistant production managers, effective immediately. The promotions were announced by Joseph H. Zerbey IV, president and general manager of The Blade, and Bill Nolan, the newspaper’s director of human resources.

Mr. Burkett joined The Blade as an engraver in 2004 and was most recently pre-press manager. Mr. Merem has been at The Blade since 2010 and was a production supervisor. Mr. Burkett and Mr. Merem will report to Steve Banks, The Blade’s director of production.