Staff Bios

David Piha – President

David joined Greater Southern Distributing in 1998 after working for a year in sales at AMA Distributing in New Orleans, LA.  When Greater Southern Distributing moved from it’s Atlanta location to Smyrna, GA in 2001, David played an integral part in expanding the business into retail and home recreation.  David served as general manager of Greater Southern Home Recreation from 2001-2015, and now serves as president.  David proudly represents the 4th generation in this family owned and operated business.  David has BA in Political Science from Tulane University and an MBA from Georgia State University.

Steve Baird-Operations Manager

Steve joined Greater Southern in 2006, when Greater Southern acquired Atlantic Billiard Corp. He started in the industry in 1998 as an installer for Peachstate Billiards, the Southeast’s premier billiards retailer at that time, to learn the industry from the ground up. In less than a year, Steve worked his way up to Sales Manager, and a year later, Operations Manager. Steve has served on advisory boards for many of the industry’s leading manufacturers, including Brunswick Billiards and McDermott Cues.


Bill Froude –Sales Consultant

Bill joined Greater Southern Home Recreation in June of 2017 and has over 25 years’ experience in sales. US. In 2011, he transitioned to working in Retail as a Store Manager. His duties included store management, sales, inventory control, operations, merchandising and customer service. He has been in retail ever since.While not at work, Bill enjoys riding his motorcycle and travelling. He has a BBA Marketing degree from Pace University in New York.

Dave Young- Sales Consultant

Dave joined Greater Southern Home Recreation in September of 2013.  Dave has served in the billiard and home recreation industry for over 35 years.  He managed Peach State Home Recreation in Norcross, GA for 11 years, and then served as a regional sales manager for Brunswick Billiards for 24 years.  He is a graduate of Aurora University with a BA in accounting.

 

Mark Beall- Sales Consultant

Mark joined Greater Southern Home Recreation in 2004.  Mark got his start in the billiard industry when he worked with Peach State Billiards in the late 90’s.  He started playing pool when he was only 4 years old, and briefly turned pro in the mid-90’s.   With over 20 years in the billiard industry, Mark is well versed in quality custom cues, all brands of pool tables, and is also a certified BCA Billiard Instructor.