The Brains Behind the Beauty of PAC’s Promotional Marketing
Behind the promotional products, the internal and customer-facing e-stores, the incentive programs and the logistics that make them come beautifully together, is a team of smart, experienced leaders. We have various backgrounds and different ideas, but we share a passion for what we do, making brand slams for our customers. Mouse over, then click to see our backgrounds.
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Jerry should write a book detailing everything he’s seen and knows about world-class fulfillment and web-based brand management. Maybe he’ll have time in the future, but for now leading PAC is Jerry’s first priority.
Jerry started his career in retail and joined PAC in 1985 as a territory manager. Four years later, he assumed the role of president and CEO. Today Jerry and the PAC team help clients manage promotional merchandise with best-in-class fulfillment and logistics service, a rare combination even as the industry has evolved.
Whatever happens, blame this guy. Dean is responsible for all aspects of growing PAC into a world-class marketing service company. Based on our brand recognition and valuable returns for our Fortune 500 clients, he’s doing a fine job. What’s his trick? Listen to and stay focused on the clients’ needs and challenges. Meet and overcome them with the appropriate brand marketing service on time, at the right price, and voila. Dean will tell you that’s the simplistic definition, but that’s the gist of any successful company, marketing campaign or brand strategy. It’s all about being in the right place at the right time with what people need.
Dean joined PAC in 2008 as president. Previously, he was the executive vice president of Scope Industries for 15 years where he managed operations and all trading activities for commodity products sold within the animal health industry. Dean has 20 years of experience in acquiring and developing organizations into a leader within their respective operating markets. He earned his MBA from Mercer University in international business and a B.S. in agricultural economics from Texas A&M University.
Jason has dealt with PAC’s numbers since joining us in 2003 as director of finance. In June, 2006, he rose to the rank of chief financial officer and gained quite a few accomplishments, including revamping our total financial reporting function and successfully leading PAC through our initial, and subsequent, external audits.
Jason also oversees our finance, accounting and human resources divisions, and assists with marketing and new business development. He is a man of many talents, having come to PAC from leadership roles in the wireless and national marketing industries and his career start at American Express Financial Advisors.
Jason earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Oklahoma City University, Cum Laude, and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Meinder’s School of Business at Oklahoma City University. He has continued education in the MBA program at the University of Dallas.
Michael became PAC’s IT director in 2012. He oversees our company’s hosted websites and backend systems, our hardware platforms and a myriad of software applications that link to our clients’ systems. When you think of the sheer number of transactions that our clients’ intranets and e-stores experience every day, Michael’s job might make your head spin. Don’t fret. Between him, our full-time IT team and supplemental technical staff who support our technology, everything’s under control, secure and ahead of its time.
Michael has more than 15 years of experience in the IT industry, ranging from ERP consulting to being the IT director for a manufacturer of aftermarket parts for Piston Powered Aircraft.
He earned his Bachelor of Arts in business computer information systems from Midwestern State University and is certified in ITIL v3 Foundation.
Joe is the strongest link we know when it comes to managing supply chains. He became our director of operations when he joined PAC in 2004 after spending the prior 25 years in operations and logistics, working with companies like Tyson Foods and Coca-Cola Enterprises(CCE). Everything he’s learned about supply chains throughout his impressive career, Joe applies to our clients’ marketing supply chains.
At Tyson Foods, Joe developed creative ways to improve processes to maximize efficiency and lower cost while exceeding the expectations of customers such as Church’s, Popeye’s and KFC. At Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE), he was the supply chain manager for two large production/distribution facilities. There, Joe helped his team earn the Presidential Award for best performing business unit in North America. He was appointed to the warehouse and logistics budget model team to enhance the budgeting program used by all of the North American business units. And, Joe was chosen as a subject matter expert for Project Pinnacle to standardize the processes for all of the North American supply chains.
Joe earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Texas A&M in 1989.
Bobby has more than 17 years of experience working in the promotional product industry and counting… He has spent 15 of them focusing on products targeted at humans, yet promote their animals’ health. Over the past decade, Bobby has grown the animal healthcare account, adding programs such as the Repstore, SelectVac, Performance Pays, Summer Internship, Externship Scholarships, Partners for Success, PeopleFirst, and RetailAdvantage along with many other programs and services.
Bobby would win any animal health promotions campaign trivia contest on earth thanks to the tremendous knowledge he has about this industry. Plus, he knows all the ins and outs of this client, having worked on projects across all species groups and all types of programs, which gives Bobby a distinct advantage on providing unique input to be sure each program runs successfully.
Bobby continues to oversee all of our animal healthcare business for the foreseeable future, and he will continue working with their team providing ideas and contacts along the way to be sure programs are launched on time and set up for long-term success.
We threw down the gauntlet to bring in new business and develop strong relationships with potential clients in a broader marketplace. Christina accepted the challenge and joined PAC in 2017.
If anyone can conquer this mission, it’s Christina. Prior to coming to PAC, she worked for a competitor in the uniform industry for seven years. She managed uniform programs for the likes of Raising Cane’s, Wingstop, Brinker, Container Store and Which Wich. Two things happened over those seven years. One, she grew her clients’ business. Two, she expanded her company’s client base in the Texas region.
All in all, Christina brings more than 20 years of sales planning, account management and building business experience. And, she’s done so for brands such as Mont Blanc, Gucci and Neiman Marcus.
Christina graduated from University of Texas in Austin in 1998.
To be successful right out of the gate, PAC Sports needed a director who understood the importance of building relationships and delivering on promises. That was back in 2010 when PAC launched its PAC Sports division. Jon was the right person for the job, and he has been in that position ever since.
Jon is a well-connected man of his word. He has overseen Gift Suites for 29 college bowl games, including the Rose, Sugar, Orange and Fiesta Bowls. He is behind ensuring products for NFL & MLB teams hit the mark. The big leagues trust PAC because we deliver on our word, even under the tightest of deadlines or unimaginable requests – thanks to Jon.
Remember, teams playing in bowl games aren’t announced until a few days or weeks prior to the bowl. Jon understands it takes a lot of hustle, creativity and buying power in order to get the Gift Suites and promotional products ready and delivered in time for the big game.
It’s an occupational hazard. The last thing you want to do is promote yourself when you handle promotions all day, every day for big-name accounts like Nothing Bundt Cakes, Overhead Door Company, Twin Peaks, Trend Micro, King’s Hawaiian and many more. So, you won’t find much about Kimmie on LinkedIn and such. Plus, she prefers to show rather than tell people about her skills anyway.
Kimmie graduated with a degree in communication and public address from the University of North Texas. She and PAC’s CEO, Dean Brady, go way back to their college days. Early in her career, Kimmie worked at the Dallas Infomart and the Dallas Market Center helping promote all sorts of events. She left to tackle her most challenging job yet, raising children – talk about a job that requires high energy, anticipating needs and paying attention to detail! Kimmie returned to the workforce when she joined PAC, bringing all that energy, creativity and attention to her clients.
In the rare event, Kimmie has some downtime, she listens to sports radio and audiobooks while walking her dogs, cheers on her kid’s baseball team and binge watches a few, select Netflix shows.
A people person. A workhorse. A multi-tasker. A perfectionist. A mover and a shaker. Cindy is called a lot of things, but at heart, she’s a true Texas native who cares about her customers and knows her stuff.
As she should…Cindy graduated with an advertising degree from University of Texas. Her education along with her experience means she serves up creativity with a side of business. She joined PAC in 2002 to manage our Overhead Door account, but her ability to juggle made it obvious she could handle more. Way more, so Brinker International and Gulfstream were put on her plate.
Cindy’s a pro at presenting and selling promotional products, managing inventory and online company stores, creating and replenishing stock merchandise programs, bidding on projects and programs and understanding exactly what you want and delivering what you need. Beyond animals, Netflix and the occasional reality show guilty pleasure, Cindy loves making her clients look like heroes.
As a Fortune 100 Company Pfizer has some monumental shipping and promotional needs. Awards for Sales Representatives, corporate apparel and tools are just some of the materials that PAC distributes to Pfizer’s thousands of employees and customers.
When Interstate Batteries wanted a new platform for their employee wellness program, they turned to PAC and the Unlock Your Potential solution. The training and incentive capabilities of Unlock Your Potential were a perfect fit for this educational and rewarding program.
Marriott Vacation Club has over 50 timeshare locations that need to be stocked with state of the art LCD televisions, sound systems and lobby displays to satisfy their client base and nothing impresses like Sony electronics. To manage all of their Sony needs Marriott counts on PAC Distribution Services.
Chili’s and the Dr Pepper Snapple Group both rely on PAC to supply them with entertaining items to sell to their customers, name brand corporate apparel that makes their employees look professional, contest prizes, executive gifts and holiday items. We are not merely a vendor to our clients, but a promotional partner.
Read a case study about how PAC promoted Dr Pepper and country music.
PAC Sports designed, manufactured and installed full trailer wraps for 200+ in record time.
Dr Pepper Snapple Group’s 50+ brands have great promotional and logistical needs. They need to order hundreds of stock items, order custom merchandise, display marketing information and track their orders. For all this and more DPSG turned to PAC to run their Corporate Store.