Kirk Pardue

Kirk Pardue | Principal

  • Kirk founded PPG in 2003
  • Started his career in 1987 in the equipment supply industry in a dealer as an outside high-volume sales rep for 8 years
  • Continued his career with 5 years in sales for a manufacturer that specialized in dining room and playground layout for fast casual, quick serve restaurant chains
  • Began his tenure in as a manufacturer representative in 2000
  • Kirk’s experience and knowledge of the manufacturing > representing > end-user sales has become the foundation for Premium Products Group family of factories and employees

SUPER POWER: To read minds…wouldn’t that be helpful!

 

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Aaron Barba | Area Rep for Georgia

  • Aaron is the newest member of the team and has has been with PPG since 2017
  • Serving in the Food and Beverage industry since 2007
  • Through commitment and dedication, his career quickly progressed from Operations Associate > Event Server > Event Manager > Warehouse Manager > Director of Operations for some of the largest catering operations in Atlanta
  • Aaron’s insight as purchasing manager comes with experience in logistics and distribution operations
  • In recent years, Aaron helped small businesses develop through strategic consulting

SUPER POWER: To fly… it would make traveling much simpler!

 

Charles Grant

Charles Grant | Area Rep for Alabama + Tennessee + Florida Pan-handle

  • Charles has been a part of the PPG team since 2016
  • Graduated in 2008 with a BS in Hospitality Management
  • Been a part of the Hospitality Industry, including operations, management, and marketing since 2002 with a primary focus on restaurants and leadership development
  • Passionate about food and the relationships built around the dinner table
  • Charles and his wife, Blair, are expecting their first baby in 2018

SUPER POWER: Mind Control!…The ability to control my own mind, that is! 😉

 

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Dania Lopez | Sales Support

  • Dania has been a part of the PPG team since 2012
  • Been in the foodservice industry for 20+ years
  • Started as a purchasing clerk for a Cruise Line at an early age and worked her way to Hotel Purchasing Manager
  • Dania is a Cuban-American, mother of two incredible young men who are 23 and 26
  • She enjoys eating, dancing and spending time with family and friends.  She’s easy going, loves life, and does her best to pay it forward.

SUPER POWER:  Control Time!!!  (how cool is that?)