Ron Lafferty – Kansas City
Ron founded Lafferty and Company, Inc. on October 2, 1978, enjoying 32 years of success. Prior to this he was Regional Sales Manager for the Freds Frozen Foods Co. for four years, and then went on to manage the foodservice division of the Schwindler Brokerage Company for four years. Ron has a total of 40 years foodservice and deli/bakery sales experience, working directly with distributors and their operator customers, maintaining the highest levels of service and sales support. Striving daily to accomplish the mutual goals set forth by the manufacturers he represents.
Mike Privitera – Kansas City
Mike brings over 30 years of foodservice and foodservice packaging sales experience to the group. Mike formed the Premium Packaging Group in 2007. During his 20+ years with Hunt Wesson and Solo/Sweetheart Cup in the Missouri and Kansas market, he received Sales Account Manager of the Year for his region six times for his consistent achievements in sales.
VeneitiaSciales – St. Louis
Veneitia has over 30 years of foodservice expertise in the St. Louis and Central/Southern Illinois markets. She started her career working in the family business at Sciales Wholesale Grocery Company. After the family business sold Veneitia worked as a DSR for Lady Baltimore Foods. She has worked in the manufacturer’s rep business with Thomas Marketing and Osage Marketing , for the last five years she has been the General Manager of the St Louis office for PPG.
Tracy McMillan – Kansas City
Tracy has been with PPG for seven years and has over 20 years in the foodservice industry. She earned her degree in Hotel & Restaurant Management from Purdue University and management experience with Gilbert Robinson. Her experience ranges from the restaurant industry to distributor, broker and manufacturer sales with Cole Hartford. Tracy brings a working knowledge of operator needs and expectations to our group. She joined PPG in 2003.
Lea Flatness – Springfield, MO
Lea has over 30 years of experience in the foodservice and disposables industry. During his 13 years with Sweetheart Cup Company Lea earned two Regional of the Year awards and an award for Account Manager of the Year. Lea has been a foodservice manufacturer’s rep since 1990.
Henry Heimendinger – Kansas City
After serving in the United States Air Force for over 21 years, and attaining the rank of Lt. Colonel, Henry began a career with BMA Insurance finishing his career as V.P. of Sales. He has spent the last 10 years working with Rep Organizations as a Business and Customer Service Manager.
Ryan Bishop – Kansas City
Ryan is a recent graduate from the University of Kansas. He graduated with a BGS in Communications with a concentration in Leadership. Ryan’s experience spans over the previous 6 years working solely in the foodservice industry, serving all positions from cashier to cook to server/bartender. Ryan’s wealth of knowledge for how a restaurant operates will surely be his greatest attribute to his distributor sales calls and distributor sales training.
Brenda Neumann- St. Louis / Columbia Markets
Cheryl Crosser- Kansas City
Cheryl is PPG’s newest addition. Cheryl started with Standard Register specializing in healthcare for 3 years while working with the largest medical centers in Kansas. Cheryl is PPG’s end user specialist focusing on the Kansas City Healthcare and large end user market.