Dan is the President and CEO and just celebrated his second year here at PPS. He says, “it was not an easy transition coming from the for-profit world, but the MISSION here makes all the difference. My job satisfaction has never been higher!” Walking around the Shop floor and interacting with the employees gives him such pride in seeing how much they enjoy the work that they do. Dan claims the pride and self-esteem of a job well done is so evident on the faces of every one of them. His goal for PPS is to double sales and double “targeted” employment in 5 years.
Phone: (309) 693-2000 ext. 200
Jim is the Operations Manager and has been with Peoria Production Solutions for 37 years. His employment with the shop started as a shop supervisor. PPS had 45 employees working two shifts at the time. The company has grown now to around 180 total employees on one shift. The shop’s culture is one of a “family”. The company tries to create an open and friendly atmosphere for all of the employees so that they want to come to work, which is evident in the outstanding attendance records. The employees inspire Jim to do his very best which makes his job very fulfilling. Another item he enjoys about the shop is watching employees strive to do the best they can in their jobs and see their faces when they succeed. Jim has seen the company grow over the years and has been involved with two major facility expansions. He is ready to tackle another so that PPS can continue to provide employment opportunities to more individuals with disabilities.
Phone: (309) 693-2000 ext. 209
Human Resources Manager
Erika is the HR Manager at Peoria Production Solutions and has been here since 2018. She helps employees with benefits, assists with recruiting new employees, and helps to create and implement employee recognition programs. Erika’s goal for PPS is to continue to expand the business and create even more opportunities for individuals with disabilities. Her favorite things about PPS are the employees, who are the greatest, all the celebrations/parties/meals PPS has and the generosity of the executives and board of directors. PPS is a second family to Erika. She says, “PPS has an amazing culture and that is what initially solidified my decision to work there.” Erika finds the job very rewarding at couldn’t ask for a better place to work.
Phone: (309) 693-2000 ext. 233
Business Development Manager
Beth is responsible for establishing new partnerships in an effort to create sustainable jobs for targeted employees as the Business Development Manager. As a lifelong Peoria resident, she feels passionate about enhancing the quality of life for all residents throughout Central Illinois, including those with disabilities. “Inclusivity is at the heart of everything PPS stands for,” said Beth, “I look forward to working with new partners that can help provide accessible employment to continue to grow our mission.”
Phone: (309) 693-2000 ext. 202