Meet Piedmont Service Group’s Executive Team
With 30+ years experience, Keith is well versed in all aspects of the HVAC industry. Keith is a native of North Carolina and a graduate of The Technical College of Alamance. In 1984 he joined Piedmont Service Group and has worked in both the service and sales divisions. Keith joined the leadership team as GM of the Wilmington office in 1997, and grew that region for the company. In 2007, he was asked to lead the Raleigh office as Vice President & GM until 2010 when he was promoted to COO. Keith assumed the role of President in 2013.
Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Ken is a graduate of Lenoir-Rhyne University in Hickory, NC with a degree in accounting and is a member of the CMA. His experience includes 13 years with a Fortune 500 company as a Director of Finance/Controller. Ken joined Piedmont Service Group in 2008, and in 2010 assumed the role of CFO at Piedmont.
Vice President & General Manager Greenville
H.B. started his HVAC career in 1979 in Raleigh, NC. He joined Piedmont in 1981 after graduation from Wake Technical College in Raleigh. His direct field experience has included all aspects of residential and commercial service and building automation applications. H.B. moved into commercial service sales in Eastern N.C. in 1990. He was promoted to General Manager in 1993 and opened the Greenville operation and the Wilmington operation in 1997. Piedmont's eastern operation provides mechanical and energy services to 21 counties.
General Manager Of Construction
Bobby joined Piedmont in 1994 and has been a Sales Engineer, Estimator and Project Manager. He graduated from North Carolina State University with a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering. While at NC State, he passed the EIT exam and in 1999, earned his Professional Engineering license for North Carolina. Bobby has electrical and mechanical licenses, and has the Green Advantage Certification under the LEED program.
Vice President & General Manager, Raleigh
Jerry has over 21 years of experience in the service industry where he held senior leadership operational and sales management roles with Westinghouse, ABB, and Eaton. Most recently, Jerry was responsible for starting up Eaton’s Energy Solutions business providing customers commissioning, retro-commissioning, energy consulting, and turnkey energy projects including performance contracts. Jerry holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Louisiana Tech University. Jerry proudly joined Piedmont Service Group in May 2013 as the General Manager of the Raleigh office.
General Manager, Wilmington
Tom has 30+ years of experience in operations and field service experience. Early in his career he worked for IBM and Sanmina-SCI as Senior Operations Manager. He graduated from Wake Technical Community College in Raleigh in 2005 and joined the Piedmont Service Group Team. Tom was promoted to General Manager for the Wilmington office in 2016. He currently maintains all appropriate HVAC licenses.
General Manager, Chesapeake
Jason Sanker joins PSG with over 23 years of experience in the HVAC industry throughout the Hampton Roads market. Jason joined Piedmont Service Group in 2018. His history of experience includes serving as President of Seaboard Mechanical, Vice President of Linc Service Virginia and Branch Manager of Siemens Building Technologies. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business from Belmont Abbey College.
General Manager, Richmond
Joining Piedmont Service Group in 2018, John brings a strong history of operations and sales excellence to the leadership team. With over 30 years of experience, he has held senior executive positions and led manufacturing, distribution, and service businesses through purposeful growth. He is a graduate of The Citadel and has participated in executive education programs at Duke’s Fuqua School of Business, UNC’s Kenan-Flagler, and Harvard Business School.
General Manager, Greensboro
Mitchell Johnston joins PSG with over 25 years of experience in the HVAC industry. Mitchell has service experience in commercial, residential and manufacturing industries. He has also held senior executive positions and responsibilities in manufacturing and distribution. Mitchell has a degree from East Carolina University.
Edward L. Kelly, P.E.
Larry graduated from Georgia Tech in 1962. After graduating, he moved to Raleigh where he worked with McCracken Supply Company until 1972. In May of that year, he purchased Piedmont Air Conditioning. Larry is a professional engineer and maintains all appropriate HVAC licenses.
Buddy graduated from West Georgia College and served in the United States Navy Reserve until 1970. He worked for Playtex Corporation in various managerial positions in the U.S. Mexico and Canada. Buddy joined Piedmont Air Conditioning in 1975. Buddy has all appropriate HVAC licenses.