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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
Vice President of Communications

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


2018 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.


Larry Howell, Cottondale Wood Products


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


Shane Thompson, WestWind Logistics


Frank Shean, Valley Pallet

Director AT LARGE

Mike Hachtman, Relogistics Services


Brent J. McClendon, CAE

Board of Directors

Carolyn Beach-Skinner, Westside Pallet
Peter Berry, Berry Industrial
Kathleen Dietrich, Commercial Lumber & Pallet
David Grimes, Pallet Resources of NC
Bernie Kamps, Kamps, Inc.
Jeff Lewis, Atlanta Pallets & Services
Joe O'Brien, Industrial Pallet
Rob Trexler, Pasadena Skid & Pallet
Howe Wallace, PalletOne, Bartow, FL
Nick Wenner, Pallet Service Corp.
Jimmy Wilson, Bay Wood Products

International Director

Mike Vrugteveen, Niagara Pallet & Recyclers

Associates Representative

Jeff Williams, PRS Group, Inc.

International Director Emeritus

Jan Fredell, Fredells Travaru AB