Charles E. Hopewell has over 35 years of experience in senior management positions with manufacturing companies, including serving as CEO of Sunset Manufacturing Inc, Neilsen Manufacturing Inc, and COO of Aluminite Corporation. In his past positions as COO or CEO, he has been involved in all organizational aspects, including sales and marketing, plant and equipment, personnel, and finance. He received a degree in Finance from the University of Oregon and an MBA from Willamette University’s Atkinson Graduate School of Management. Mr. Hopewell has also worked extensively in local and statewide workforce policy and K-12 CTE education at a Board level.
CEO/PRESIDENT | DIRECTOR
Chad Summers originally joined the Company in October 2019. He was appointed President in May 2021, CEO in January 2022, and was named a Director in November 2022. His prior experience includes participation in start-up ventures in both product and service industries and has a strong background in leadership, consulting, and support. He co-owned and led an international lumber brokering business similar to Jewett-Cameron’s Greenwood division. This experience provided him the opportunity to oversee and actively manage suppliers in China and throughout SE Asia. He also built a successful consulting practice dedicated to growing manufacturers in association with a west coast regional accounting firm which allowed him the opportunity to establish a deep network of manufacturers, professional services and support connections regionally.
AUDIT COMMITTEE CHAIR | DIRECTOR
Geoff Guilfoy is a management consultant with over 41 years of experience, including over 21 years in management consulting, 17 years in State Government management, and an additional 4 years in the private and non-profit sectors. Prior to founding Lumen Leaders LLC in 2013, he was the partner in charge of the management consulting group at AKT LLP, a regional CPA and business consulting firm. For 28 years, he was an Executive Professor at Willamette University’s Atkinson Graduate School of Management teaching courses on management consulting, nonprofit management, and government. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Medical Teams International. He is also a former National Board Member of the Institute of Management Consultants USA and a former Board Member of CoServe International. He has a Bachelor of Science, Management (Accounting) from San Jose State University and an MBA from Willamette University.
GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE CHAIR | DIRECTOR
Michelle Walker is a business strategist in Portland with experience in brand development, organizational alignment, and building consumer brands, including both B2B and B2C businesses. Previously, she was CEO of Sock It to Me, Inc., a sock and underwear brand. She also held several senior positions with PepsiCo, including Senior Director and GM of the Lays and Ruffles brands where her responsibility included business strategy, brand positioning, product development, and sales strategy. Prior to joining PepsiCo, she was a Senior Consultant in Valuation Services with PricewaterhouseCoopers where she led business analysis and valuations for both business clients and Real Estate Investment Trusts. She received her bachelor’s degree in Economics and Psychology from the University of California, San Diego, and an MBA from the University of Texas McComb School of Business.
COMPENSATION COMMITTEE CHAIR | DIRECTOR
Chris Karlin is a retired banker who began his banking career in 1980. He served as the Senior Vice President and Manager of U.S. Bank’s National Government Banking Division from 2005 to 2014 and was responsible for the strategic vision of the group. He joined U.S. Bank in 1993 as a Relationship Manager in the National Corporate Division. He has also served as a Regional Manager for the Treasury Management Division in Minneapolis. Prior to joining U.S. Bank, Chris was with Mitsubishi Bank, serving as Group Manager in its Chicago and Columbus offices, focusing on public finance and large corporate markets. Chris is a past Chair of the Oregon Bankers Association (OBA), serves as the Adviser for its Leadership Program and serves on the Board of the OBA's Education Foundation. Chris has degrees in Economics and Finance from Fort Hays State University (Kansas) and a Master of International Management from the Thunderbird School of International Management (Arizona).
Sarah Johnson has significant experience in supply chain management and best practices, including the planning and implementation of improvements to both the manufacturing and supply processes. She is currently Global Raw Materials Planning Manager at Columbia Sportswear. Previously, she served as the Global Buying Manager and as a Business Process Analyst and Senior Global Buyer at Columbia, which included working with International vendors, principally in Asia and Canada. Ms. Johnson is a graduate of Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington.
Mike Henningsen was Chairman & President of Henningsen Cold Storage from 1999 to 2018, a fourth-generation family business founded in 1923 headquartered in Hillsboro Oregon with logistics facilities in six states. During this period, he also held a number of positions with the International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses (IARW), including Chairman in 2008-2009. Prior to joining Henningsen Cold Storage in 1988, he served as a Commercial Loan Officer for Wells Fargo Bank. He currently serves on the Boards of Parr Lumber Company, Willamette Windows, and the Southwest Washington Chapter of the American Red Cross. He also serves as an advisor to the Professional Benefit Services Board in Salem and on the Board of Trustees of Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon and the Columbia River Maritime Museum in Astoria, Oregon. Mr. Henningsen received both his Bachelors of Science in Business Management and his MBA from the University of Oregon.
Subriana Pierce is a visionary leader in the food and beverage industry with over 25 years of experience in senior leadership in both the grocery channel and Consumer Packaged Goods industry. She currently serves as Senior Vice President, Sales with C.A. Fortune, a national Consumer Brands Agency. After serving in various sales and marketing roles with PepsiCo / Frito Lay, she became SVP of Sales & Merchandising for Albertson's Southern California. After leaving Albertson's, she launched food brokerage Navigator Sales and Marketing which was acquired by C.A. Fortune in July 2023. She also currently serves on the Board of Directors for the California Grocers Association. Subriana has a Bachelors in Economics from Spelman College and an MBA in Marketing from University of Chicago Booth.
Ian Wendler is a customer focused innovation, strategy and product development leader. He is currently Vice President and General Manager of Americas at Dover Corporation Vehicle Service Group (VSG). He previously held executive roles from Operations, to Engineering, to Marketing and Business across Dover operating companies supporting OEM Automotive, Government, Industrial, Consumer, and Aftermarket segments in Engineered Products. Prior to joining Dover, he held Engineering and Management roles with Radisys in Telecommunications amd Gaming. He is accepted into Oregon State University's Council of Outstanding Early Career Engineers, is an Industry Advisor, and prior Chairman of MECOP. He has a Bachelors in Engineering from Oregon State University, a Global MBA from George Fox University, and Professional Certificate from the Executive Innovation Program at Standford University.
BOARD DIVERSITY MATRIX
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