Our Team

Dante Pietrinferni

Dante Pietrinferni

President

Dante Pietrinferni started with Pacproinc, LLC in 1992 serving as Manufacturing Manager, General Manager, Vice President and President. After studying engineering at The Pennsylvania Institute of Technology, Dante earned a BBA, majoring in both Marketing and Management from Ursinus College, graduating summa cum laude.
Dante has spent his entire career building machinery for the food industry, climbing through the ranks to become President of Pacproinc, the role he holds today.
Since joining Pacproinc in 1992, Dante has helped build the company from a promising startup to the industry leader it is today. Dante’s focus is on improving Pacproinc through operational improvements, staff training, and better customer communication.
John T. Fry, CPA

John T. Fry, CPA

Controller / Director of Human Resources

John has spent over 20 years as a trusted financial leader and advisor to executive leadership teams. In his current role as Controller and Director of HR/Admin, he is responsible for the management and analysis of financial reporting, budgeting, forecasting and HR and Administrative functions.
John spent much of his earlier career with Colorcon, where he led global teams through audits, bankruptcy filings, acquisitions and integration. He is a CPA, CGMA and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
John holds a BS in Business Administration and Accounting from the Pennsylvania State University and an MBA in International Business and Taxation from Philadelphia University.
Nate Riordan

Nate Riordan

Executive Vice President of Global Sales

Nate originally earned his degrees in the Aviation segment. He spent most of his college life earning his Flight Instruction certificate, as well as becoming a certified Air Traffic Controller, before finding his way into the food processing industry. He has been working in the food processing equipment segment for over 15 years. Nate has had the benefit of working in many positions during his career. He started in a general labor position, grinding metal and sandblasting machine parts, with a family-owned company. Over the years spent with that company, Nate took advantage of opportunities to advance in the business as acquisitions occurred and growth opportunities became available.
Nate has spent extensive time working in the global market in food processing machinery and understands how the market demands are different all over the world.
He appreciates spending time working in the total global market approach and understanding the unique demands of our customers around the world. He enjoys looking into the constantly changing market demands and working out how he can help drive automation and advancement within the industry.
 
In 2021, Nate joined the team at Pacproinc bringing his broad experience and passion for the food industry. He is focused on our customers’ requirements and how we can best partner with them to execute on their plans
Andy Yencha

Andy Yencha

CPIM - Operations Manager

Andy has over twenty years Operations and Supply Chain experience, specializing in improving manufacturing operations, production planning and scheduling, inventory control, purchasing, and logistics. He has worked for several small to mid-size manufacturers in the food packaging, filtration, and lighting industries in positions such as Operations Manager, Plant Manager, and Materials Manager. In his role as Operations Manager, Andy is committed to leading teams that build quality machines that ship on-time.  He is continually developing our engineering, production, materials, and machine shop staff to improve efficiency, product designs, and machine-build processes to better serve our Customers. Andy holds a BS and an MBA from the Pennsylvania State University.  He is APICS CPIM certified in Production and Inventory Management and Lean-Six Sigma Certified by Drexel University.  Andy has served on the Board of Directors as Vice President of Finance for the Philadelphia Area Chapter of APICS for 10 years.  Andy also teaches Supply Chain Management courses at several area colleges and universities and is one of only 400 APICS Recognized Instructors in the United States certified by APICS to teach the CPIM program. Andy also serves on the Planning Commission for West Rockhill Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
Mike Kozlowski

Mike Kozlowski

Area Sales Manager

Mike comes to Pacproinc with over 25 years of sales experience in a variety of industries.  Mike has a passion for interacting with his clients to bring forward solutions that meet their needs. He currently is responsible for all of Packaging Progressions' Western Region sales and resides in San Antonio, Texas with his wife.  Mike has an AAS in Electronic Technology from DeVry and also attended Bloomsburg University.
Parker Reusch

Parker Reusch

Area Sales Manager

Parker graduated from Penn State University in 2015 with a BS in Electrical Engineering. He started with Pacproinc shortly after graduation and has been with the company since February of 2016. Parker is the Eastern Region Sales Account Manager for equipment sales at Pacproinc. His territory includes the eastern United States and the entirety of Canada. Parker is also an active member of the Young Professionals Group network through the Food Processing Suppliers Association. In his time with Pacproinc, Parker has been able to grow and learn the industry by being on the road visiting processing plants and dealing with the end user directly. His technical background helps when problem solving with the customer.  Through this process he is committed to provide the best interleaving and stacking solution for the customer’s specific application.
Conor Corrigan

Conor Corrigan

Area Sales Manager

Conor found his way to Pacproinc after a diverse work experience across multiple industries in North America. Conor has a natural curiosity for understanding ‘how things work’ and for knowing ‘how things need to work for customers’ which helps Conor build trust with clients & provide solutions quickly. Conor serves Pacproinc’s customers in a region consisting of the Upper Midwest, Pacific Northwest, and Western Canada.
Originally from Colorado, Conor and has lived all over the country – New York, Seattle, Denver, and Saint Paul. Conor now lives in Wisconsin with his wife & daughter, who mean the world to him. Conor enjoys stargazing, playing chess, traveling, movies, podcasting, and foreign languages. Conor received his BS in Marketing Management from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN.
Craig Deppert

Craig Deppert

Material Sales Manager

Craig graduated from Marietta College with BS Degree in Petroleum Engineering. For the last quarter century, he has used his engineering background to gain technical sales experience in various industries, ranging from oil/water separation and wastewater treatment to dry goods material handling and filtration systems.
This technical sales experience has enabled Craig to bring an analytical and technical thought process to practical problem solving for customers in various industries.
Working in a range of industries has provided the problem-solving insight that he brings to the food processing industry. Craig came to Pacproinc® in 2007; his engineering background helps him create a systematic approach to materials sales that his customers really appreciate. Craig strongly believes in adding value to his customers’ operations and is constantly working on the development of new materials.
Bart Leussink

Bart Leussink

Business Development Manager

After studying Strategic Innovation Management at the University of Groningen, located in the Netherlands, Bart earned his Master’s Degree. With his international experience from previous roles, he started working for Pacproinc. Together with his European team, he is responsible for the European business development activities. The experience of Bart has led to an increased presence across the European continent, building brand awareness resulting in increased sales opportunities. Bart is driven by the unique solution that Pacproinc delivers to companies across the globe. He sees Europe as the main area for growth, and together with his team, he is bringing Pacproinc to the next level on the continent.
Rob Todoro

Rob Todoro

Service Coordinator

Rob comes to Pacproinc with a substantial amount of experience in the transportation industry. He was a Driver Manager for a nationally known specialty transport company, but his real area of expertise in customer service. He learned, at an early age, that being successful in customer service will prepare you for any position you might want to attain. Rob has been involved in retail management for a number of years and it helped him develop the building blocks of success. Rob brings to Pacproinc a tenacious never say quit attitude. Instilled within him, Rob has a set of core values, as well as an unwavering commitment to the customer.
Jim Sonet

Jim Sonet

Service Supervisor

Jim brings more than 20 years of industry experience to our service team—including 13 years at Pacproinc®—with three of those years spent in his current supervisory role.
After graduating from RETS Electronics School with a certificate in Electrical Engineering Technology, Jim amassed significant experience in various maintenance leadership and other roles with Jedco, Inc., Graham Packaging, Holland American Wafer Company, and Ranir, LLC.
Throughout his career, Jim has dealt with high-precision applications, and much of his background has been related to the maintenance of high-purity equipment like that encountered at Pacproinc®. Jim’s knowledge, background, work ethic and desire to make sure our customers’ equipment runs every day make him a good leader for the service department.
Lori Freed

Lori Freed

Executive Administrator

Lori holds a degree in Applied Science from Lehigh Carbon Community College, where she graduated with honors and was a member of the Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Society. She was listed in Who’s Who in American Junior Colleges and Universities, as well as being a USAA All-American Scholar.
Lori’s involvement with the administrative side of manufacturing spans more than 10 years, and she has nearly 20 years of customer service experience.
She joined Pacproinc® in 2008, where she coordinates day-to-day administrative functions for the sales and marketing departments. Lori is dedicated to providing a high-quality customer experience from the early stages of contact through equipment order follow-up.
Melissa Steffy

Melissa Steffy

Customer Service Coordinator

Melissa holds an Associate Degree in Business Administration from the Pennsylvania Business Institute with some credits towards a Bachelor’s Degree. As a student, Melissa was named to the Dean’s List and was involved in many school activities.
Melissa has more than 18 years of customer service experience.
She came to Pacproinc® in May 2010, and in her current role, she assists in the day-to- day financial transactions in both A/R and A/P. She also handles material orders for our customers. Melissa works hard to ensure that our materials customers receive the attention they deserve and prides herself in being able to maintain a good relationship with our customers. In her spare time, Melissa enjoys spending time with her family and traveling to the beach.
Doree Krezel

Doree Krezel

Parts Coordinator

Doree Krezel joined the Pacproinc team as our Parts Coordinator in December of 2019. She comes to us as a highly motivated and organized professional with a diverse background of customer service, sales support, time management and a wide range of Administrative experience. She prides herself in her ability to build solid relationships with her customers and co- workers and believes Team Work to be the root of her success at Pacproinc.
Bob Tomko

Bob Tomko

Sales Engineer

Bob has an extensive engineering background with over 50 years of experience in various manufacturing facilities. He is knowledgeable, professional, detail oriented, and concerned with providing the best possible product and service to Pacproinc customers.
Bob has been working at Pacproinc since 2007 and is currently a Sales Engineer, providing an interface between the Customer and the Pacproinc Engineering and Sales Departments.
Bob has a lifelong quest for participating in and learning from Solidworks and Project Management course. He uses this knowledge daily and applies it to helping customers with automation solutions. Bob has also completed CPR training and a member of the Company Emergency Response Team at Pacproinc.
Tom Dougherty

Tom Dougherty

Materials Manager

Tom started his career with Ford Electronics as a Systems Operator after completing a Computer Tech School program. While at Ford, he returned to Penn State and eventually Arcadia University where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. He has held various roles in Information Systems (Systems & Database Admin, Systems Analyst, Project Manager) and Materials Management (Supply Chain Analyst, Shipping & Receiving Supervisor, Purchasing & Planning Manager). In addition to his technical background, Tom has nearly 20 yrs. experience with Lean Manufacturing. He was a member of the Lean Launch team at the Ford Lansdale plant. This was followed by Lean Team membership at Brook’s Instrument and then as a Lean Launch Champion at Severn Trent Services. As Materials Manager at Pacproinc, Tom now utilizes his Information Systems, Materials, and Lean background to identify and implement process improvements and cost-saving opportunities in the plant and throughout the supply chain.
Frank Rocchino

Frank Rocchino

Quality Assurance Manager and Safety Director

Frank joined Pacproinc’s leadership team as Quality Assurance Manager in August of 2015 to initiate efforts focused on improving PPI’s overall product quality and to reinforce its Quality Management System (QMS). Frank was also named Safety Director in 2017, leading PPI’s safety committee to OSHA certification in September of 2018. Frank attended Lafayette College and Lehigh Carbon Community College, and has earned degrees in both Chemistry and Electronics Technology. He has earned certifications in ISO 9001 and ISO 17025 Auditing and Implementation, Occupational Safety & Health Training and Supervision, Six Sigma, and a lifetime certification from the American Society for Quality (ASQ) in Process Improvement. Frank has more than 20 years of experience in Quality Assurance/ Quality Control, Quality Systems Administration, Auditing, Safety, Manufacturing Support, R&D, Employee Training, as well as implementing and managing corporate regulatory compliance initiatives (ISO, FDA, cGMPs, OSHA, etc.).