About us

Our Total Commitment Leads to Your Total Confidence

Since 1972, McGahee, Lacy & Associates have been dedicated to cultivating the multi-faceted and dynamic packaging industry while providing best-in-class sales and service support.  Whether our customer’s products are related to bakery, snack, lawn and garden, pet or quick service restaurants, we serve as the unwavering bridge to the manufacturers. After all, our long-term, established supplier relationships are the cornerstone of our business and drive our associates to create custom solutions for every requirement.

Our Promise

We promise to always be responsive, respectful and thorough while bringing value and efficiencies to your business.

Our Values

Our values serve as a compass for our actions and describe how we behave in the marketplace.

  • Customer-Centric
  • Responsive
  • Trustworthy
  • Honest
  • Reliable
  • Consistent
  • Honorable
  • Sincere
  • Respectful

Roles We Gladly Serve

  • Teammate
  • Problem-solver
  • Advocate
  • Mentor
  • Negotiator
  • Mediary
  • Teacher
  • Multi-Tasker

Giving Back

We are committed to being responsible corporate citizens and contributing to the betterment of the community. We continue to support local food banks, hurricane relief efforts and other non-profits.

The Team

John, thank you for all your service, friendship, and dedication to this company to get us to where we are today.  We wish the best to you and your family, for wonderful times in your retirement.

John has over 37 years of flexible packaging experience in a variety of customer service, sales and management  positions. His 18 years at McGahee, Lacy have focused on striving to satisfy our customer’s needs in this dynamic and fast paced business world. We are in business for one reason…..to take care of our customers. He enjoys travelling with his wife Julie and two sons.

On my bookshelf:  Biographies of Civil War Generals

On my bucket list:   A visit to Australia and New Zealand

Favorite place I’ve traveled  So far:   Venice and Tuscany

John Hellman
Past President/Partner - Retired

Kinley, thank you for your service to the company as well as your friendship over the years. We wish you and your family happy, relaxing times in retirement.

Kinley has over 40 years of experience in the flexible packaging industry ranging from production/technical management to sales management.  His last 20+ years with McGahee, Lacy & Associates have been spent building partnerships with key customers in making sure their needs are met.  He is married to his wife Lois and they have two children.

Hobbies: Fly fishing, Hiking

On my Bucket List: See as many National parks as possible using an RV

Favorite place I’ve traveled: Four Corners, USA

Kinley (Kin) Craig
Past Treasurer/Partner - Retired

Tom started his career in his family’s packaging distribution business, which was acquired by Bunzl Distribution USA in 1987.  He spent the next 10 years as a Sales Manager in the Reading, PA facility and as General Manager of the Richmond, Atlanta, and Black Mountain, NC distribution centers before launching Packaging Solutions, Inc. in 2000. In December 2013, Tom was blessed with the opportunity to merge PSI with McGahee, Lacy & Associates. Tom, his wife, Meg and son, Sean and their English Springer Spaniel, Casey, all reside in Alpharetta, GA.

Favorite Quote:  Proverbs3:5-6: Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding.  In all your ways acknowledge Him & He will make straight your paths

What I’m Passionate about / Hobbies: Playing pick up basketball with my son

Favorite Places: St. John USVI, Kiawah Island, SC & Breckenridge, CO with my family

Office: (770) 763-9242 | Cell: (770) 833-1163


Tom McDonough
Vice President/Partner

Kellie joined McGahee, Lacy & Associates in 1981 after graduating from Auburn University. Kellie’s emphasis is Bakery Packaging Customer Service and Vendor Managed Inventory. She works directly with our bakery customers and suppliers, and manages our Customer Service Team.  Kellie and her husband John live in Marietta, GA with their Springer Spaniel, Annie.

One of my favorite quotes:“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” – Maya Angelou

Hobbies: I love reading and music; I never stopped listening to vinyl

What I’m passionate about: Ahimsa House – Helping People and Pets Escape Domestic Violence   www.ahimsahouse.org Buckhead Church  www.buckheadchurch.org

Office: 770-763-9243 | Fax: 770-953-6145


Kellie Demarest
Customer Service Manager

What I’m passionate about: I’m passionate about my kids. I’d do anything for them to make them happy.

Hobbies: Lifting weights, bootcamp, sports with my kids

On my bucket list: Paris, Germany, Australia

Office: 770-763-9241 | Fax: 770-953-6145


Jami Blair
Customer Service Representative

Favorite quote: It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness. – Charles Spurgeon

What I’m passionate about: Faith, family, friends, Auburn football

Favorite place I’ve traveled: Ireland

Office: 770-763-9247 | Fax: 770-953-6145


Kim Duffy
Customer Service Representative

Hobbies: I LOVE to Kayak

On my bucket list: Travel to Alaska and Hawaii

Favorite place I’ve traveled: Every place I’ve traveled is a special adventure and I can’t pick a favorite

Office: 570-788-4715 | Fax: 570-788-5908


Maryann Eisenhower
Customer Service Representative

My Favorite quote is: Do, or do not. There is no try – Yoda

On my Bookshelf: The Bible, Ishmael, The Talent Code, and anything involving either macroeconomics or Calvin and Hobbes

On my bucket list: I’ve never been to Africa and would really like to take a road trip from Cairo, Egypt to Capetown, South Africa and see as much as possible along the way.

Office: (770) 763-9258 | Cell: (706) 994-1034


Jonathan George
Sales Representative

Shirley, we sincerely appreciate and thank you for your service and friendship over the years and we wish you and your family happy, relaxing times in retirement.

Favorite quote: “Work like you don’t need the money, love like you’ve never been hurt, and dance like no one’s watching” Unknown author

Passionate about: Watching sports (my beloved Cleveland Browns), NASCAR (favorite drivers Tony Stewart & David Ragan), Hockey (Pittsburg Penguins) & Golf

Favorite place I’ve travelled: Banff, Alberta, Canada – still remains my favorite place – the Rocky Mountains along with the memories of all the Sunday afternoon trips in the car for picnics, the Hot Springs & the sites that never got old.

Shirley Horester
Past Customer Service Representative - Retired

Passionate about/hobbies: I enjoy watching, cheering and supporting my kids on at their sports and other activities. I also enjoy spending time with friends and family

Favorite place to travel to: My family and I absolutely love visiting Disney World. It’s the happiest place on earth!

Favorite Quote: Carpe Diem

Office: 770-763-9248 | Fax: 770-953-6145


Carollyn Jacobs
Customer Service Representative

Favorite quote: Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried something new – Albert Einstein

Hobbies: Anything to do with my home state Arkansas Razorbacks, traveling, playing golf, and spending time with family and friends

Favorite Place Traveled: Playa Del Carmen, Mexico

Office: 770-763-9245 | Fax: 770-953-6145


Rusty Mahan
Customer Service Representative

Favorite quote: Lose your dreams and you will lose your mind (Mick Jagger)

Hobbies: crafting housing for critters –birds, owls, squirrel,  beanie babies

Favorite place I’ve traveled: Blue Ridge Parkway by way of Harleys

Office: 770-763-9253 | Fax: 770-953-6145


Trish Tanguay
Customer Service Representative

Items found on my desk: Packaging engineering books & packages I’ve helped develop, manufacture, and sell.

Hobbies: Cooking. Whether baking breads or recreating French dishes to making simple comfort foods, I like to challenge myself in creating cuisine from all over the World.

Favorite place(s) I’ve traveled: Interior of China (Guizhou & Guangxi provinces and the town of Yangshuo) for an eye-opening experience & Banff, AL, Canada for the most spectacular mountains I’ve ever seen or hiked.

Office: 770-763-9244 | Fax: 770-953-6145


Dan Zold
Packaging Development Representative