Jon Pierce

Jon Pierce

President

Mr. Pierce has held executive leadership roles in both the paper and plywood production industry. He currently serves as President and CEO of Winston Plywood & Veneer LLC. Previously, he served as President of Olympic Panel Products LLC, Vice President, Mill Division Forrest Resources LLC, and General Manager of Hartford City Paper LLC. Jon holds a BS, Mechanical Engineering from Cal State Fullerton and an MBA, Business Administration from University of the Pacific – Eberhardt School of Business.

Jon is a Board member of Hope 2 Liberia, and has served as a volunteer installing water systems for the past nine years.

Ken Carter

Ken Carter

Plant Manager

Mr. Carter is the Plant Manager for Winston Plywood & Veneer. He has over 30 years of experience in the maintenance-manufacturing field. Ken held key roles as electrical supervisor & electrical superintendent with Georgia Pacific in Louisville, MS for almost 20 years. In 2002, Ken joined Nissan North America, where he was one of the first non-automotive managers hired for the new facility in Canton, MS. He was soon promoted to Senior Manager of Maintenance, responsible for maintenance throughout the facility including reliability & uptime for all manufacturing equipment including contract maintenance. He and his wife Julie are proud to return home to be part of the Winston Plywood & Veneer team.

Mike Creely

Mike Creely

VP, Sales & Marketing

Mr. Creely graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University in 1978. He and his wife Gayle are the proud parents of two beautiful daughters, and two grandchildren. Mike has been active in the industry for nearly 32 years, beginning with Hood Industries, followed by Wood Resources, and most recently with Boise Cascade. He was an active member of the APA Marketing committee for many years, and served as chairman of the export committee for two years. Outside of work, Mike enjoys hiking, biking, long walks, and spending time with his grandchildren.

David Morel

David Morel

VP, HR and Community Relations

Mr. Morel comes to Winston Plywood & Veneer with deep experience in varied business environments, including start-up, turnaround and realignment. Previously, he has held senior level positions at The Dallas Morning News and Advertising Consultants. David brings a uniquely high-level background in community relations, employee engagement, operations, sales, and talent acquisition. He and his wife Jennie reside in Louisville, Mississippi.

Rich Stipanovic

Rich Stipanovic

VP, Finance

Mr. Stipanovic brings deep experience and leadership in the areas of financial controls/services. He received a BA in Accounting from Montclair State University and an MBS in Finance from Farleigh Dickinson University. Rich most recently served as Controller, Eastern Region, for Boise Cascade in Charlotte, NC. At Winston Plywood & Veneer, he is responsible for financial controls and accounting services.

Dallas Anderson

Dallas Anderson

VP, Information Technology

Mr. Anderson began his career with Trus Joist/Weyerhaeuser in 1984 and has performed a variety of roles including programmer, analyst, project and IT management. Most recently Dallas served as the IT Director for RedBuilt LLC and New Wood Resources LLC. He holds a BS from Brigham Young University. Dallas and his wife Lydia reside in Louisville, Mississippi.

Neil Burchard

Neil Burchard

Safety and Environmental Manager

Mr. Burchard comes to Winston Plywood & Veneer with a deep back background in industrial safety and environmental compliance. Previously, Neil worked at Hartford City Paper, where he held a variety of positions in Safety, Environmental Compliance and Manufacturing. Neil has a bachelor’s degree in environmental engineering from Kennedy Western University. Neil and his wife Nila reside in Louisville, Mississippi.

Brad Stewart

Brad Stewart

Procurement Manager

Mr. Stewart comes to Winston Plywood & Veneer with a vast background in the wood products industry. Previously, Brad held positions with Georgia-Pacific and worked as an independent timber merchant and logger. At GP, he served as Safety Manager in both Mississippi and Arkansas and held the position of Procurement Forester.

AJ Webb

A.J. Webb

Sales Representative

Mr. Webb graduated from North Carolina State University in 2007. A.J. began his career with Wood Resources Southeast at Moncure Plywood LLC in 2007, holding positions in quality control and operations. In 2009, he joined the Wood Resources Southeast sales team as Product Manager for Moncure Plywood and Chester Wood Products. A.J. joins Winston Plywood & Veneer most recently from Boise Cascade, where he held a position in panel sales. A.J., his wife Sarah, and their daughter reside in Starkville, Mississippi.

Patty Burkland

CFO

Mrs. Burkland is a financial professional with over 25 years of manufacturing experience spanning the packaging, food and metals industries. During her professional career, she has held leadership roles in Accounting, Finance, IT and Strategic Management.  Mrs. Burkland joins us from NetShape Technologies, Inc. where she served as CFO. A licensed CPA, Mrs. Burkland holds an MBA from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business and a Master’s Degree in Global Management from Thunderbird University.  Patty enjoys reading, volunteering and spending time with her family. She and her husband Joe reside in Starkville, Mississippi.

Susan Holland, MBA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

VP, Human Resources

Ms. Holland brings more than 20 years of Human Resources experience, including senior level management roles.  She is an active member of SHRM at the national, state and local levels.  She has been a board member on the MS State Council of SHRM for approximately 10 years. She holds an MS, Business Management from University of Phoenix and her MBA from Mississippi College.  In addition, she holds several professional certifications in including her SPHR and SHRM-SCP. Susan is excited to return home and join the Winston Plywood & Veneer team.