Joe Pranger, our Senior Account Representative based out of Central Arkansas, started with AAA Business Systems earlier this year. With his deep roots in Arkansas, Joe has spent the last forty years in a variety of successful sales and marketing positions with three Fortune Global 500 companies. After graduating in 1977 from University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, “I bleed Razorback red!” Joe proudly states, he gained expertise in positions 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 our printing technology 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 dedication and focus is to help AAA customers develop and implement new strategies that will allow them to create a better experience for their staff, customers, or students, and make them more relevant in their respective industries. This approach helps my AAA family clients 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 industry works, and how I can help them be the best in their industry by utilizing AAA’s industry leading people, technology solutions and support.”
In his personal life, this remarkable guy stays busy. Joe returned to his hometown of Benton in 1999 after twenty-two years. He now enjoys spending time with his three kids (and their three spouses) and five 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/jogging, 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. And if family, being active, and church leadership don’t keep him busy enough, weekend traveling is taking a place in his free time, too. “Recently, my life-long best friend, Trudy, purchased a 34-foot motor home.” Joe continues, “so now on any given weekend we can be found exploring and fishing in one of Arkansas’s many beautiful state and federal parks.” Contact Joe at our central Arkansas office for his expertise on office technology or if you want some information on Arkansas parks or trout fishing, he’ll be happy to assist!