PROCUREMENT MANAGER FOR
H.W. CULP LUMBER COMPANY,
NEW LONDON, NORTH CAROLINA
Received B.S. in Forest Management from North Carolina State University in1969. Recipient of National Science Foundation Grants and a Kentucky State Forestry Stipend Scholarship. Fraternity memberships include Xi Sigma Pi, Alpha Zeta, Gamma Sigma and Pi Kappa Phi.
Employed by Kentucky Division of Forestry from 1969?1971. During that time served as Service Forester and Watershed Project Forester.
Employed by the Aluminum Company of America (Alcoa) Badin Works, Badin, North Carolina from 1971 to 1991. During that time served as Forester, Recreation Shoreline Manager and Property Administrator. Responsibilities included the management of 15,000 acres of land, 25,000 acres of water, 575 miles of shoreline, 3000 leases and management of two town sites. Duties included timber sales, reforestation, land sales, land acquisitions, management plans, management of power line rights-of-way, access road establishment and maintenance, reservoir clean-up and maintenance of 20 access and park areas, maintenance and preservation of 3 major archeological sites (Hardaway Site received designation as the first archeological site in North Carolina to receive National Landmark recognition), consulting services and audits for other Alcoa locations in the United States including Arkansas, Indiana, Kentucky, and Tennessee.
1991 to present -- Procurement Manager for H. W. Culp Lumber Company, a southern yellow pine sawmill in New London, North Carolina. with an annual production of 90 million board feet. Responsibilities include procurement of all standing timber purchases, supervision of company contract logging crews, purchases of all gate wood, implementation and maintenance of Sustainable Forest Initiative (Program certificated September 2001) and sale of all surplus raw material products.
North Carolina Registered Forester #571. Member of the Society of American Foresters – 1969 to present, recognized as SAF Certified Forester #1415 in 2002. NCFA certified Pro- Logger – 1995. Member of NC Forestry Association – board of directors member 2002 to present and served as Regional Vice-president in 2004. Member of the Central Carolina Forestry Club. Chairman of Montgomery Community College Forestry Advisory Board. Member of the State Implementation Committee for Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) – co- chairman of the Education Committee.
Outside endeavors unrelated to professional life include cattle farm in Richfield, NC, and management of several tree farms. Served as fire chief for Poole town Volunteer Fire Department for 14 years. Served as member and chairman of Annunciation Catholic Church Council. Participated in the establishment of the 110 mile Yadkin River Trail, serving as board member and president. Co-founder of the Sloan Park - H. W. Culp Historical Tree Trail - located outside of Salisbury, NC. The trail (the first trail of its kind in the country) consists of 76 trees with historical significance that is connected to famous or historic individuals.