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

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

I joined MLA 2.5 years ago after 25 years in sales, sales management and sales development with Bunzl Distribution.  I live in Acworth with my wife Kristin and 4 children, Luke, Grace, Jack and Paul.  We also have two dogs Rose and Scarlett. I am very happy to be a member of this wonderful team we have at McGahee, Lacy and am proud of the service and commitment we show to our customers.

Favorite Quote:  You’ll find out nothing is which comes easy is worth a dime” – Woody Hayes

Passionate about: I am passionate about my family and their activities as they have kept us very busy with sports, cheerleading and other activities. I’m also very passionate about my favorite sports teams – notably The Ohio State Buckeyes – almost too passionate.

Favorite Places: I’ve visited Portofino & Venice, Italy. Also, Hilton Head is a favorite local coastal getaway for our family. 

Office: (770) 763-9257 | Cell: (678) 634-8771


Mike Dabbelt
Vice President

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

Favorite quote: “You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take.” – Wayne Gretzky

Passion & Hobbies:  Time spent with my husband & children, rock concerts, live theater/shows, watching hockey & football and hiking.

Favorite Place to Travel:  Going anywhere with my family is great!  A couple that really stand out was our trip to Disney World & Universal Studios and our beach vacations.

Bucket list: Visit Bora Bora & the Galapagos Islands.


Desk: 570-956-0347 |Main Office: 770-955-4122 |Fax: 770-953-6145

Email:  mandi@mcgahee.com

Mandi Hunsinger
Customer Service Representative

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 I’ve helped develop, manufacture, and sell over the years.

Hobbies: Cooking! Whether baking breads or 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 cultural 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