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Steve Irey - Redding, CA

Owner of a BlueStar 48” Freestanding Gas Range with a Griddle (RNB486GSS)

Michael Trapp Named President | Press Release | Company News

(Reading, PA. July 11)  Michael Trapp has been named president of Prizer Painter Stove Works, Inc., the maker of BlueStar™ high-performance, professional cooking equipment for the home.

Founded in 1880, Prizer Painter was originally a manufacturer of high-powered professional ranges for other brands, most notably the Garland line.  In 2002, Prizer introduced its own professional style ranges to the residential market, under the BlueStar name.  With technology and performance usually only found in professional ranges, BlueStar is a true genuine restaurant range for the home.  Today, BlueStar is widely considered the range of choice for top chefs and cooking enthusiasts who demand true cooking performance.

Under Mike's direction as BlueStar's Vice President of Operations since 2004, the company introduced the first commercially available residential gas wall oven with French doors, the only open burner drop-in cooktop, BlueStar's high-performance ventilation hood line, BlueStar's 190 color program, and the industry's most comprehensive White Glove service program.  Additionally, Trapp is credited for restructuring sales and leadership accountability, establishing retail channel sales priorities and defining objectives and milestones.

Built with the highest-quality materials and the distinctive workmanship that comes from 130 years of expertise, our commitment to precision in form and function is why many top chefs consider BlueStar to be the world's top-performing residential cooking equipment.

Mike lives in Reading, Pennsylvania with his wife and three daughters.



About BlueStar
BlueStar™ – Genuine Restaurant Ranges for the Home™ - manufactures high-performance gas ranges and cooktops for the residential market. The company’s unique open burner system produces 22,000 BTU of cooking power, resulting in shorter cooking times and an even simmer. Each BlueStar range is hand-crafted in Reading, Pennsylvania and features burners that can be custom configured at the time of order. Most BlueStar models are available in 190 colors, at no extra charge. For more information, please visit

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