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NWPCA President/CEO

Brent J. McClendon, CAE

Brent has been the President / CEO of NWPCA since February, 2013.  He has spent the last 24 years in the forest products industry, serving as a forester, sales manager, lobbyist and CEO in various private, public and non-profit organizations.

Brent has an MBA from George Mason University, two undergraduate degrees from North Carolina State University (go Wolfpack!) and is a Certified Association Executive.  


Patrick Atagi
Vice President, Advocacy and External Affairs

Mark Barford
Senior Director, Business Partnerships

Mishelle Cavanagh
Membership Services Manager

Susan Cheney
PDS and Membership Services Manager

Kristen DeLack, PE
PDS Structural Engineer

Annette Ferri
Communication and Education Director

Anne Lewis
Communications Manager

Brent J. McClendon, CAE

John A. McLeod III
Director of The Pallet Design System™

Mike Saylor

Farhad Shahabi, PhD
PDS Structural Engineer

Isabel ("Mimi") Sullivan
Vice President of Operations and Events

Curtis Wilkes
Senior Software Engineer

2016 Board of Directors

The NWPCA Board of Directors are volunteer leaders of the Association, representing a broad range of companies involved in the wood pallet and wood packaging industry, governed by the By-Laws of the Association and in compliance with U.S. Antitrust laws.


Steve Mazza, Bettaway Pallet Systems


Shane Thompson, WestWind Logistics, LLC 


James Schwab, Pallet Logistics of America 


Larry Howell, Cottondale Wood Products

Director at Large

Jimmy Wilson, Bay Wood Products, Inc. 


Brent J. McClendon, CAE

Board of Directors

Peter Berry, Berry Industrial
Clint Binley, Pallets Incorporated
Hamlet Fort, Edwards Wood Products 
Keith Geiges, Treen Box & Pallet Corporation
David Grimes, Pallet Resources of NC, Inc.
Frederic Haman, Tampa Pallet Company
Jeff Lewis, Atlanta Pallets & Services
Terry Rodino, Recycled New Pallets
Bill Schneider, Remmey – The Pallet Company
John Swenby, Paltech Group–Paltech Enterprises
Rob Trexler, Pasadena Skid & Pallet, Inc.
Howe Wallace, PalletOne, Bartow, FL 

International Director

John Dye, Scott Pallets 

Associates Representative

Jeff Williams, PRS Group, Inc.

International Director Emeritus

Jan Fredell, Fredells Travaru AB

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