Since arriving in Daytona Beach in 1984 Bart has been known as a true leader. He started his career as a representative with US Trade. US Trade was the company that started it all, the pre-cursor to DME.
After a successful run at US Trade Bart was a founding owner of Premiums Promotions & Imports, Inc. He truly was a pioneer in the premium & Incentive business as he developed relationships that revolutionized how premiums and gifts were used in the automotive direct marketing business.
Bart was instrumental in the inception of PPI Sports which has been a game changer in higher education. PPI Sports started marketing gameday premiums and donor gifts to college athletic departments. While that business was created it added a successful championships business working with the NCAA, Big 10, Big 12 and Big East. The most recent and exciting business has been PPI Loyalty. PPI Loyalty works in the donor space focusing on stewardship, solicitation and gifting.
In January of 2017 PPI entered into a joint venture with DME and Bart continues his sales role as Managing Partner.
Bart was born in Gainesville, FL and raised in Pensacola where he went on to graduate from the University of West Florida.
Bart resides in Port Orange, FL with his wife Lorraine. His three adult children visit frequently with his and Lorraine’s adored six grandchildren. When not spending time with his family Bart has a passion for University of Florida Gator Football, playing golf and just about anything related to college football.