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We are a team of dedicated professionals, ready to do what ever it takes to make your business grow
Pam BrodeurGeneral Manager
Pam has been in the printing industry since the mid 80’s and has been with PLS Print since 2005. She has become an integral part of our team by working hard to not only help her clients but her co-workers too. Her knowledge of the printing industry helped her clients achieve their budgets with added benefits and kept them coming back for more. Pam has recently been promoted to our General Manager position to help us in all aspects of our business. When Pam isn’t at PLS Print, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends and volunteering at her church.
Meredith BrownSenior Account Manager
Meredith moved from Baton Rouge, Louisiana to Florida in 1988. A graduate of LSU majoring in Graphic Arts, Meredith has been in Advertising and Graphics Arts for over 30 years. Beginning in Retail Advertising and moving to Art Director and then Production Manager with Clarke Advertising, Sarasota. Since that time, Meredith has been a Graphic Arts Consultant in Printing Papers and a Consultant and Sr. Account Representative in Printing and Advertising Specialties. Meredith enjoys the Performing Arts, Fine Arts, and spending time with her two fabulous kids, both U of F Gators.
Nate BlairManager of Business Development
Nate was born and raised in Florida and is a USF graduate. Nate is a fifth generation printer and has grown up in the print shop sweeping floors, taking out the trash, and eventually working as a cutter operator in the bindery. In recent years, he has moved into the front office and has been specializing in business development, design, and direct mail for PLS. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and baby, serving at his local church, and binge-watching The Office on Netflix.
Chris landed his first job in printing as a Cutter operator with PLS at the young age of 19. After mastering the cutter he moved on to learn how to operate folders, cutters, stitchers, die cutters, glue folders and pretty much every process known to print finishing. After spending over 8 years honing his skills in bindery, Chris moved into mailing where he learned inserting, tabbing, fugitive glue, and inkjetting before moving to customer service. As an account manager for an automotive marketing company, he learned how to create mailing lists according to customer profiles and worked with design teams to create and conduct original direct mail campaigns. In his spare time he works on his plans for world domination via his army of robots.
Viki is a longtime resident of Pinellas County, growing up in Dunedin, Florida. She got her start in printing as counter sales at a little copy shop in Tulsa, OK. After working in the bindery, typesetting and layout she found her niche in customer service and sales. She has been in the printing industry for over 25 years and her working knowledge of the trade is a real asset to her clients and co-workers. In her spare time she enjoys running, paddleboarding, making jewelry and is a 500-hr certified yoga teacher.
Thom moved to Florida from Philadelphia, PA. In 1978 he joining Springhouse Corporation (in Springhouse, PA) and for 10 years worked as a photographer, paste-up artist and designer. In 1989 he moved to Tampa and worked for the Tampa Tribune and The Flyer. In 1994 Thom started a 14 years career at The St. Petersburg Times (now the Tampa Bay Times). At the Times Thom worked in Ad Production as a Mac operator and eventually the Mac instructor for the Ad Production team. He worked his way into marketing and as the production manager handling the printing of special section tabs, brochures, and all the signage, newspaper rack boxes, posters, back light signs for the St. Pete Times Forum, Tropicana Field, International Plaza and BayWalk. He joined the PLS Print staff in 2008 as an estimator. Thom moved to purchasing manager for several years and now is using his design background to help clients as an account manager for PLS Print.
Bob TroutAccount Manager
Bob Trout is a native of St. Louis, MO raised in a household with nine siblings. After graduating from Quincy University, Bob went to work in sports marketing for Anheuser-Busch, Inc. In 1988, Bob transferred to Busch Entertainment as Sales Manager for Busch Gardens Tampa and Adventure Island. After 16 years with the Anheuser-Busch Companies, Bob was hired away by ClubCorp, the largest owner of country clubs in the world. At ClubCorp he managed and marketed several Membership Programs. Bob is thrilled to bring his marketing and sales experience to PLS Print. In his spare time Bob likes to walk, read, and keep up with his twin daughters.
Julie AinslieCustomer Service
Julie was born in Chicago and moved to Florida in 1979 to begin her career in printing. She has worked in printing for close to 25 years. She enjoys spending time with her husband and teenage son when not at work. She also loves gardening and is a self proclaimed animal lover.
Betty has been in the printing industry for 35 yrs. She started working in bindery at an early age and has worked with a variety of processes over the years to embrace today's technology. Her strongest area of expertise came from managing the prepress department of a book printing facility in Michigan for 20 years. Earning her degree in graphic design at Western University, MI, helped increase her overall knowledge of printing and makes her a highly knowledgeable customer service representative.
Helene was born and raised in Manitoba, Canada and is fluent in both English and French. She moved to Florida in 1981 and became a proud citizen of the USA in December of 2008. She has over 30 years of experience in the quick print and letterpress industry. Helene like to spend her free time with family and friends enjoying the beautiful beaches of Florida.
Daphne was born in North Dakota but was raised in Florida. She has worked in the printing industry for over 17 years. Daphne is an experienced customer service representative at PLS Print. In her free time she enjoys the sunny beaches in Florida, and spending time with grandchildren.
Tammy graduated from Nashville State Tech Institute in 1985 and began her career as a graphic artist. She has worked in advertising and commercial printing for over 30 years. Tammy is a great additional to the PLS team and serves our customers as a CSR. In her free time she enjoys fishing and spending time with her family.