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About Us

Bohlman & Associates LLC represents leading manufacturers of industrial and contractor supplies including machine tool accessories, safety products, MRO, welding supplies, and fixturing. Our main offices are located in Dayton, Ohio.

Mission Statement: To provide professional representation of top quality manufacturers through our market knowledge and our distribution network.

Our History

Bohlman & Associates was founded by Gerald L. Bohlman. Gerry had been a manufacturers’ representative since the late 1970’s, working for a representative agency and covering the states of Ohio and Indiana. In 2003, he decided that it was time to start his own agency and began with Hougen Manufacturing Inc., and Pratt Burnerd America as his first principles. He also expanded his territory to include the state of Kentucky. Shortly thereafter in August 2004, Gerry’s son, Jeff, joined the company, and additional lines were gradually introduced.

In 2005, a friend and colleague was called into duty during the Iraq war. We agreed to manage his territory for him while he was away. Upon his return sixteen months later, we turned his territory back over to him with many thanks and a big “welcome home”. About six months later, we received a call that the military had made our friend an offer to return to the military, resume his career, and eventually retire from the armed forces. It was at this point that our friend left the rep business for good. We have since taken over that territory and increased the product lines for that area.

2012 was a big year for Bohlman & Associates. We reorganized into Bohlman & Associates LLC to better position the organization for future growth. We also hired a new independent manufacturers’ representative to allow for growth of the organization, as well as maintain our company’s mission and corporate statements.

If you are interested in having Bohlman & Associates LLC represent your manufacturing firm, please feel free to contact us.

Leadership Team


Jeff Bohlman

A graduate of The Ohio State University in 1990 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration with a Marketing concentration, and a Master’s of Business Administration from The University of Dayton in 1992, Jeff joined his father’s company in 2004. Jeff’s territory includes Southwestern Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and West Virginia.

Jeff is also a former member of the famed Ohio State football team (1988, 1989 & 1990)!

Gerry Bohlman

A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse with a Bachelors of Science degree, Gerry has worked in the manufacturer’s rep business since the late 1970’s.

After many years in the rep business, in 2015, Gerry decided to retire. Gerry is still involved with some office work and still consults with us on a variety of topics, but is no longer on the road.

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