David A. Muslin is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of PPL Group.
David began his career in 1972 working for his stepfather, Lester Winternitz, of the original Samuel L. Winternitz and Company. After Lester's passing in 1974, David worked as an apprentice machinery dealer for a Chicago family owned business before being hired by Perfection Machinery Sales Inc. in 1978. David and another key employee jointly bought Perfection Machinery in 1984 when it was a six-person firm and he and his partner grew the company into the world's largest used-machinery firm while maintaining its reputation for having the highest standards for integrity. David never lost his passion for the liquidation and auction business and was involved in many of the larger plant closings in the U.S. during this period. As he became more involved in the distressed asset industry, David build a network of expert partners in different industries and began handling not just metalworking equipment but plastics, woodworking, construction, printing/bindery, shipbuilding, healthcare, coal mines and aircraft.
In 2003, David founded PPL Group with the same values that he built his machinery company on. He sold the machinery company in 2007 to focus all his time and energy into building PPL: “A Progressive Distressed Asset Liquidation Company.”
David is past president of the Chicago chapter of the Machinery Dealers National Association. Since 1994, he has been a member of CEO group, Vistage International. he is also active in Victories of the Heart, NFP.
Joel Bersh, A.E.A. is Partner and Executive Vice President of PPL Group.
Joel has been involved in the distressed assets business for more than 20 years. Prior to joining PPL, Joel worked for two major Chicago-area machinery dealers, as well as a national auction company. His years in the industry afforded him expertise in numerous areas, including metal working, plastics equipment, woodworking, transportation, and construction equipment.
An experienced industry leader, Joel has attended numerous industry conferences and workshops, delivered keynote addresses, and published articles in the Association of Machinery and Equipment Appraisers (AMEA) Appraiser newsletter.