Our Staff


Scott Schumm, CPMR, CFSP    scott@kitchenreps.com

A partner in Premier Marketing Group, Inc., Scott has over 30 years in the foodservice equipment industry. Prior to forming PMG, he held a variety of field sales positions with Hobart Corporation based in the Southeastern U.S. and California. Scott’s most recent position was Vice President of Foodservice Sales – Hobart Corporation prior to forming Premier Marketing Group, Inc. in 1999. Scott is a 1978 graduate of Bowling Green State University with a B.S. degree in Marketing.


Athan Poulos, CPMR     athan@kitchenreps.com

A partner in Premier Marketing Group, Inc., Athan has over 30 years in the foodservice equipment industry. During his first twenty years he was a principal in two different successful manufacturers’ rep groups based in the Bay Area in Northern California. Athan is a 1979 graduate of the University of California at Berkeley with a B.A. degree in Economics. In 1993, Athan was awarded Foodservice Equipment and Supplies national Young Lion’s Award for distinguished service as a manufacturer’s rep.


Woody Clarke, CFSP    woody@kitchenreps.com

Woody joined Premier Marketing Group in February 2001. Woody brings over 30 years of field and headquarters experience with Hobart Corporation, most recently as a Territory Sales Manager in the Foodservice Division based in Sacramento. Woody is a 1977 graduate of the University of Dayton.


Marc Kohlman, CFSP   marc@kitchenreps.com

Marc joined Premier Marketing Group, Inc. during its’ inception in 1999. He has over twenty-five years experience in the foodservice industry working in a variety of capacities including operations and sales positions with our markets most prominent equipment dealers. Marc is from San Jose, CA. where he attended San Jose State University and is ServSafe certified. Marc leads our inside sales staff, manages the project estimating functions and video e-mail marketing.


Susan McCarter    susan@kitchenreps.com

Susan joined Premier Marketing Group, Inc. in 1999. Susan currently has over 25 years experience in the foodservice equipment industry. Prior to joining PMG she worked for both a leading equipment manufacturer’s representative group in Northern California, as well as a prominent national foodservice equipment dealer. Susan manages all inside functions of Premier Marketing Group, Inc.’s order entry, customer service, sales support, & office operations.


Dashiell Kiefreider  dashiell@kitchenreps.com

Dashiell Kiefreider joined Premier Marketing Group, Inc in 2013 as an outside sales rep in the Bay Area. Prior to joining PMG, Dashiell was an Energy Analyst with The Food Service Technology Center in San Ramon, CA and implemented foodservice energy efficiency and utility rebate programs in Northern California. Before joining the Food Service Technology Center’s team, he was a field representative promoting Pacific Gas and Electric’s energy efficiency rebate programs for commercial foodservice equipment. Dashiell graduated from the California Culinary Academy and worked as a professionally trained chef in several of the Bay Area’s top restaurants.

Kristy Garcia  kristy@kitchenreps.com

Kristy joined Premier Marketing Group, Inc. in 2017 as a Marketing and Sales Support Specialist. Kristy has over 15 years of marketing and communications experience with various for-profit and non-profit businesses. Prior to joining PMG, she worked for the Public Health Institute as a Marketing and Communications Manager for their Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Program. Kristy earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in marketing from San Jose State University in San Jose, California.

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