Purgenix Executive Team Bios

Samuel L. Perkins, CEO

Samuel L. Perkins is Chief Executive Officer with 25 years experience as a lawyer and involvement in several start-up companies. His extensive early stage managerial experience and his reputation for delivering success makes Sam the ideal executive to focus on growing the Purgenix™ market presence and establishing the company as the unparalleled leader in air purification solutions for HVAC systems.

A graduate of Washington & Lee University, Sam was awarded a B.A., cum laude, with honors in Economics in 1980 and earned his J.D. in 1983. While at W & L, Sam co-founded and served as president of the local chapter of the Chi Psi Fraternity. Sam went on to establish his own highly successful law firm in Lexington, Kentucky while also serving as advisor to and board member of several area companies.

Sam’s passion is entrepreneurship and his strength is in building relevant and sustainable business models. When carving out time away from his demanding schedule, Sam enjoys spending time with his family, fly fishing, wing shooting and scuba diving.

Robert A Dearth, Jr., Vice President

Bob has over 48 years of corporate and entrepreneurial management experience. His team building assignments in his corporate career are being brought to bear on the growth of PHI Technologies today. His multiple small business experience over the past 22 years provides him the management and operational background to assist Purgenix through its present growth stages.

Bob graduated from Wesleyan University in 1966 with a B. A. in Government. He then earned an MBA degree in Finance from the Darden School of Business, at the University of Virginia in 1968. His professional career began with Controller and Treasury department assignments at Ford Motor Co., Getty Oil Co. and United Brands Co., which lead to CFO and COO assignments at Chiquita Brands Co., Pascual Hermanos, SA in Spain and The Circle K Corporation. In 1993 he embarked upon his entrepreneurial career and presently owns all or substantial portions of four separate businesses employing over 65 people.

Bob’s successful small business experience provides the energy and motivation to grow his employee teams by providing the opportunity for team members to share in each of his businesses success. Outside of work, Bob enjoys spending time with his family, reading history, sport fishing, tennis and travel.

Justin Froeber, Director of Operations and Strategy

Justin Froeber serves as Director of Operations and Strategy. With passions for process management, change management, and strategy development, Justin constantly challenges the Purgenix team to take it to the next level.

A graduate of North Carolina State University, Justin has helped start two companies and has consulted with a number of start-ups, non-profits, and corporations helping them streamline processes, reach new customers, and grow their businesses.

Justin’s passion for communication and people drives him to personally connect with customers and ensure their ultimate satisfaction. Outside of work, Justin enjoys spending time with family and friends, volunteering in the community, reading, writing, the outdoors, and music.

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