Meet the team
Mike Earley -
President / VP Sales and Marketing / Owner
Mike is a graduate of Salamanca High School and started the business in 1989 after 17 years as a Union employee with several railroads in Western New York. His relenting drive for success has steered him to finding and developing the business in Olean, NY over the past several years. Overcoming many obstacles along the way Mike has built a successful business that has shown continuous growth. He has knowledge of footwear and this type of business that can only be obtained through the number of years he has been a student to the industry. He has bred a customer first mentality that has stuck for all these years and is easily noticed by all who deal with our company.
Kathleen Earley - Business Expense Manager/Owner
Kathleen spent her entire career in the legal system. She has worked as a secretary for lawyers, judges, and sheriffs. As a proud retiree she handles the day to day task of paying the bills for Blue Collar Workwear while maintaining the detailed reporting of all of the business’s expenses. She has been the support system over the years keeping the group together and helping to provide the attitude necessary to having a successful retail business. Most would call her the rock of the family!
Dan Earley - VP Industrial Accounts
Dan is a graduate of Salamanca High School and has been with the company for 18 years. As the current Mobile Shoe Truck Operation’s Manager and Operator he has un-paralleled knowledge of safety footwear. His customer service characteristics are second to none and he brings personality to the job site. Have a hard time finding the right footwear? He will undoubtedly get you exactly what you have been looking for. His ability to handle several customers at a time without a hitch will blow you away. No customer will leave feeling they didn’t get the best service possible.
Brad Earley - General Manager
Brad is a graduate of Salamanca High School and Alfred University’s School of Science with a Bachelor’s Degree in Ceramic Engineering. His career path ultimately led him to becoming a top level manager in manufacturing in the field of refractories. He has several years of training in safety protocols and an equal amount of experience in the rigorous work environments manufacturing imposes. He joined the team over 2 years ago as the General Manager and has become very knowledgeable in safety footwear and enhancing the customer experience.
Lauren Taylor -