Joe Pranger, our Senior Account Representative, based out of Central Arkansas, started with AAA Business Systems in June of 2017. With roots that run deep in Arkansas, Joe has spent the last forty years in a variety of successful sales and marketing positions with three Fortune 500 Global companies. After graduating in 1977 from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, “I bleed Razorback red!” Joe proudly states he gained expertise in a variety of sales and management roles that led him to our AAA team. Before joining us, Joe spent seven years working with Ricoh direct as their Central Arkansas State and Local Government major account executive. “During that tenure,” says Joe, “I helped the Ark Department of Transportation, City of Benton, City of Little Rock, City of N. Little Rock, Ark Agriculture Department, Ark Correctional Industries, Ark Department of Information Systems, Ark Department of Health, and Saline County (along with many other State & Local Government customers) improve their print technologies/workflows and lower their cost of operations.” Due to his tenacity, Joe is known within the Arkansas printing industry as a consultant who is passionate about finding ways to help all of his clients to achieve their desired business outcomes. Joe says, “My mission is to help AAA customers develop and implement new strategies that will allow them to create a better experience for their staff, customers, clients, or students, and make them more relevant in their respective industries. This approach helps my AAA family of customers reduce operational costs and improve workflow efficiencies. At the end of the day, my goal is to build mutual business partnerships with my customers. I want to truly understand how their business works, and how I can help them be the best in their industry by utilizing AAA’s industry-leading people, technology solutions, and support.”
Recently, Joe was asked to expand his AAA responsibilities to include “Production Print Specialist.” In that role, he now spends much of his time with our growing customer list of commercial printers and enterprise accounts with in-house production print solutions. In addition to Ricoh, AAA now sells and supports several off-line finishing solutions from Duplo, Plockmatic, Colex, GBC, Tec Lighting, c.p. bourg and BDT. AAA also sells and supports wide-format solutions from Ricoh and Epson.
In his personal life, this remarkable guy stays very busy. Joe returned to his hometown of Benton in 1999 after twenty-two years. He now enjoys spending time with his three children (and their spouses) and six grandkids, all of whom surround him in Benton. “A weekend afternoon bar-b-q in the backyard with them is my idea of a complete day,” Joe says, smiling. “I also enjoy walking, bicycling, weight lifting, golf, fly fishing, and shooting skeet.” Joe is an active member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Benton and serves as a lay eucharistic minister, sacristan, lector, and perpetual adorer. “Contact Joe at our central Arkansas office for his expertise on office/production print technology, or if you want some information on Arkansas trout fishing, he’ll be happy to assist!