Founders and Trustees

From the beginning, building a better future

The Pallet Foundation began in 1996 by a group of very dedicated individuals who each pledged $10,000 to set up this organization. This group recognized the need to have funds available to take on very specific projects in three core areas: education, research, and marketing, while promoting the industry to end-user markets. Today, the Pallet Foundation funds critical research, data collection and ongoing improvements to the Pallet Design System™. These and other projects truly make a difference for the wood packaging industry and benefit all of our businesses.

Our Founding Members

Peter & Debra Berry, Berry Industrial Group

Arthur S. Binley, Jr, Pallets Incorporated

Gary R. & Jeffrey Boohe, B&B Lumber

Edward C. Brindley, Jr, Pallet Enterprises

Arthur P. Caltrider, The Nelson Company

William T. Carden, Potomac Supply

John Eichler

Paul A. Frank, Jr.

Troy Fraser, Fraser Industries

Jess Garnett, Garnett Wood Products

Albert F. Geiges, Treen

George P. Geiges, Treen

Greg Gibson, Sonoma Pacific

Forest M. Grimes, Pallet Resource of NC

William E. Hanneman, Viking Engineering & Development

Alfred E. Holland, Ridge Pallet

Harold Looney, Jr., Gilbert Lumber

John C. & Richard Lorentzen, St. Charles Pallet

Emory Lucy

Tommy Orr, WNC Pallet

M. Raymond Piland, Atlas Pallet dba Williamsburg Millwork

Donald Remmey, Jr., Remmey-The Pallet Company

Thomas J. Ryan, McIntosh Box & Pallet

William H. Sardo, Jr.

Robert W. Smalley, Sr., Smalley Package Company

Stephen C. Sykes, Interstate Pallet

Lionel F. Trebilcock, Litco International

John Vipond, Girard Wood Products

Pallet Foundation Trustees

Click on each Trustee to see what they have to say!

2020 Chair & Vice Chair

Bob Wenner, Chairman

Bob Wenner, Chairman

Pallet Service Corporation
Jordan Piland, Vice Chair

Jordan Piland, Vice Chair

ATLAS Pallet

2020 FOUNDATION TRUSTEES

Carolyn Beach-Skinner

Carolyn Beach-Skinner

Westside Pallet
Debra Berry

Debra Berry

Berry Industrial Group
Clint Binley

Clint Binley

Pallets Incorporated
Kathleen Dietrich

Kathleen Dietrich

Commercial Lumber & Pallet
Chaille Brindley

Chaille Brindley

Industrial Reporting
Stephen Grimes

Stephen Grimes

Pallet Resource of NC
Scott Harrington

Scott Harrington

Rotochopper
Mitchell Kamps

Mitchell Kamps

Kamps Pallets
John Lieber

John Lieber

Profile Technology
Bill MacCauley

Bill MacCauley

John Rock
Steve Mazza

Steve Mazza

S & B Pallet
Joe O’Brien

Joe O’Brien

Industrial Pallet

Bill Schneider

Bill Schneider

Remmey – The Pallet Company
John Swenby

John Swenby

PalTech Enterprises
Frank Shean

Frank Shean

PLA Holdings-Valley Pallet
Shane Thompson

Shane Thompson

WestWind Logistics
Greg Vipond

Greg Vipond

Girard Wood Products
Jason Wheeler

Jason Wheeler

Herwood
Jimmy Wilson

Jimmy Wilson

PalletOne
Steve Yelland

Steve Yelland

JFR Holdings
Mike Saylor

Mike Saylor

Treasurer of the Pallet Foundation
Brent J. McClendon

Brent J. McClendon

President & CEO, National Wooden Pallet & Container Association

Support The Pallet Foundation

Make an online contribution (secure server) or mail a check/money order to: Pallet Foundation c/o NWPCA, 1421 Prince Street, Suite 340, Alexandria, VA 22314. The Pallet Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation and all contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Contributors will receive a statement for tax purposes. Please contact the foundation treasurer, Michael Saylor, if you need additional assistance.