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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
NWPCA PAC Executive Director

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

Grace Johnson
Manager, Policy & Public Relations

Brent J. McClendon, CAE

John A. McLeod III
Advisor to the President

Kevin Richey
Senior Software Engineer

Mike Saylor

Farhad Shahabi, PhD
PDS Finite Element Analyst

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


2019 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.


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


Frank Shean, Valley Pallet


Larry Howell, Cottondale Wood Products


Mike Hachtman, Relogistics Services

Director AT LARGE

Carolyn Beach-Skinner, Westside Pallet


Brent J. McClendon, CAE

Board of Directors

Peter Berry, Berry Industrial
Dominick Davi, Greenway Products & Services
Kathleen Dietrich, Commercial Lumber & Pallet
David Grimes, Pallet Resources of NC
Bernie Kamps, Kamps, Inc.
Bryan Kesting, Madison County Wood Products
Jeff Lewis, Atlanta Pallets & Services
Joe O'Brien, Industrial Pallet
Shane Thompson, WestWind Logistics
Howe Wallace, PalletOne, Bartow, FL
Nick Wenner, Pallet Service Corp.

International Director

Mike Vrugteveen, Niagara Pallet & Recyclers

Associates Representative

Randy Panko, Wood-Mizer

International Director Emeritus

Jan Fredell, Fredells Travaru AB