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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.  

NWPCA Staff

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

Brent J. McClendon, CAE
President/CEO

John A. McLeod III
Advisor to the President

Mike Saylor
Accountant

Kevin Richey
Senior Software Engineer

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.

Chairman

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

Chairman‐Elect

Frank Shean, Valley Pallet

Past‐Chair

Larry Howell, Cottondale Wood Products

Secretary/Treasurer

Mike Hachtman, Relogistics Services


Director AT LARGE

Carolyn Beach-Skinner, Westside Pallet

President/CEO

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