Prime strengthens industry relations and customer service

Prime Equipment Group is pleased to announce a few changes in the company’s Sales Department that will help us better reach and serve poultry processors in the U.S. and globally.

“Prime has always been, and continues to be, a company driven by two key principles—industry-leading processing innovation and strong, attentive and receptive relationships with our friends in the poultry processing industry,” said Prime Equipment Group President Joe Gasbarro. “These changes help in both those areas, and will continue to power Prime’s exemplary service for our customers.”

Changes include:

  •  Clarence Kelly, who has served as the Regional Sales Manager in Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina, is now Prime’s Director of National Accounts, where he will focus on expanding our relationships with our customers’ at the corporate levels.
  •  Prime’s Northeast Regional Sales Manager, James Phillippi, will expand his territory to include Kelly’s former territories of West Virginia, Virginia and North Carolina. Jody Howell, Prime’s Southeast Regional Sales Manager, will add South Carolina to his territory. Both Pillippi and Howell have decades of experience in the poultry industry, and are uniquely qualified to help customers increase their profits by improving yields and increase operating efficiencies with Prime’s innovative line of poultry processing equipment.
  •  Prime is also pleased to announce the addition of Blake Miller to the Sales Department as a sales representative. Blake, a graduate of Bowling Green State University, has family history in the poultry industry, along with experience in various companies in Ohio and Phoenix, Arizona, before joining Prime. Blake will be assisting the Regional Sales Managers in serving Prime’s customers.

“One of the things we believe sets Prime apart is our long history of working shoulder-to-shoulder with our customers to solve processing challenges that, in many cases, other companies won’t,” said Prime Vice President Nick Gasbarro. “These moves will make the company stronger, to build on that history and help fuel future innovation in support of the food processing industry.”