In today’s podcast PK Chefs Mark Graham and Charity Gibson get the chance to speak with one of the smartest, if not one of the most eclectic and unassuming, characters in the promotional products industry, Jeff Batson.
Jeff is the kind of guy you should know and here’s why:
Jeff has been President of NEXT Products in Shelbyville, Indiana since 2013. On his watch NEXT was named one of ASI’s fastest growing suppliers in 2015. NEXT, with its onsite corporate parent, is a manufacturer of injection molded drinkware and promotional print products. NEXT is a pioneer with polyurethane dome decorated products and recently added full color digital technology accessories.
Among other trade roles, Jeff has been a promotional product manufacturer, decorator, and business owner since 1999. Jeff was also a U.S. Navy submarine officer for 6 years. Jeff graduated from Vanderbilt University and has a master’s degree in operations from RPI. Jeff and his wife, Anne, are recent emptynesters, but still have tuition bills, and enjoy hockey, comedy clubs, and the symphony.