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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

Brad Gething, PhD
Director of Science & Technology Integration

Anne Lewis
Communications Manager

Brent J. McClendon, CAE

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

Mike Saylor

Kevin Richey
Senior Software Engineer

Farhad Shahabi, PhD
PDS Finite Element Analyst

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


2017 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.


Shane Thompson, WestWind Logistics, LLC


Larry Howell, Cottondale Wood Products


Steve Mazza, Bettaway Pallet Systems


Jordan Piland, Atlas Pallets/A Div. of Williamsburg Millwork Corp.


Brent J. McClendon, CAE

Board of Directors

Carolyn Beach-Skinner, Westside Pallet, Inc.
Peter Berry, Berry Industrial
Clint Binley, Pallets Incorporated
Hamlet Fort, Edwards Wood Products
David Grimes, Pallet Resources of NC, Inc.
Mike Hachtman, reLogistics Services, LLC.
Bernie Kamps, Kamps, Inc.
Jeff Lewis, Atlanta Pallets & Services
Frank Shean, Valley Pallet, Inc.
Rob Trexler, Pasadena Skid & Pallet, Inc.
Howe Wallace, PalletOne, Bartow, FL
Jimmy Wilson, Bay Wood Products, Inc.

International Director

John Dye, Scott Pallets 

Associates Representative

Jeff Williams, PRS Group, Inc.

International Director Emeritus

Jan Fredell, Fredells Travaru AB