William Lee (Sam) Parris, PPE’s Southern Regional Sales Manager, passed away on August 9, 2019 following a four month battle with leukemia. Sam, a native of Gaffney, SC began his career in 1998 with PPE, following extensive experience in the plastics industry with leading competitors. Sam was well versed in technical aspects of bobbins, reels, spools, and custom products-while helping to add new products to PPE’s product lines. Our customers appreciated his dedication, outgoing personality, and wonderful sense of humor. He will be greatly missed.