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.
Andy Yencha, CPIM

Andy Yencha, CPIM

Vice President of Operations

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 Vice President of Operations, 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.
Craig Deppert

Craig Deppert

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. Craig came to Pacproinc® in 2007; his engineering background helped him create a systematic approach to material 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. In his role as Pacproinc’s Sales Manager, Craig will be managing equipment and material sales teams as well as product development, new customer development, interleave material R&D and global sales development through internationalization of interleave material.
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.
Chris Helgeson

Chris Helgeson

Bakery Sales Specialist

Chris is a highly skilled professional with over 4 years of experience in the food processing industry. With a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology from DePaul University and an MBA from Ohio University, Chris brings a unique blend of technical expertise and business acumen to his work. Throughout his career, Chris has demonstrated a strong understanding of food processing operations by leveraging his background to optimize systems and streamline processes. His ability to implement innovative solutions has consistently resulted in improved operational efficiency and cost savings. In addition to his professional pursuits, Chris enjoys cheering for the Chicago White Sox and Bears, and indulging in his favorite hobby, fishing.
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.).