Mike began working in the Forest Products industry in 1995 in Chile, and since then his professional career has been focused on consulting to, strategizing with, and leading incredible organizations. He has spent decades leading teams and improving forest products businesses in 15 countries across 3 continents using proven methodologies that capture sustainable financial results.
Gary has over 20 years of consulting experience on nearly 50 projects worldwide. He has helped companies of every size achieve their potential with his goal-oriented approach that has delivered sustainable bottom-line results in operations management, maintenance and quality control.
Mark has spent much of the past two decades working with many of the leading companies in the forest products industry. He brings a strong background in controls and machinery to our focus on delivering project excellence.
Jody is Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional with more than 25 years of experience motivating and leading organizations to implement best-in-class maintenance practices that exceed operational, safety, and financial performance expectations. Jody is also a retired Army veteran and MBA graduate from Pacific Lutheran University.
Alan has over 20 years of experience in industrial manufacturing spanning operations, maintenance, and reliability. He is versed in applications of best, safe practices in mechanical, electrical, and predictive maintenance and has extensive experience in maintenance planning/scheduling.
Tyler has several years of consulting experience working with executives, business owners, and operating staff across multiple industries, including an intensive time in the automotive sector. Over his career he has proven himself to be effective at driving performance improvement at client operations across the United States.
Dan has more than 25 years experience working in the area of Maintenance and Reliabilty in heavy manufacturing settings. He is a strong leader, helping mills to implement best in class maintenance practices, and transition into forward-looking, proactive maintenance organizations.
Billy is a graduate of Auburn University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a minor in Entrepreneurship and Family Business. He has spent time in forestry operations, done an internship overseas, and held multiple leadership positions in both business and ministry.
Jeremiah is a manufacturing professional with over 20 years of experience in operations, engineering, and maintenance. Over his career he has successfully lead business unit turnarounds in multiple industries including automotive and flooring.
Devon is a graduate of Ashford University with a degree in Business Administration. He has extensive experience in multiple areas of manufacturing, including production, logistics, quality control and continuous improvement, and has worked with multiple Wood Products clients across the US.
Lucas is a graduate of Georgia State University with a degree in Managerial Sciences. He has several years of leadership and process improvement experience, and has worked with multiple Wood Products clients across the US.
Brian is a graduate of Berry College with a degree in Business Management. He has broad international experience, is bilingual in Spanish, has years of team leadership and performance improvement experience, and has worked in multiple Wood Products operations across the US.
Joe is a graduate of Georgia State University with a degree in Business Administration. He has spent over a decade leading all aspects of operations in the distribution industry where he has built a strong track record of operational excellence, and extreme customer satisfaction.
While in High School in Idaho, Mike Steele met a beautiful girl from Chile and fell in love. They got married, and so began a long and intensive exposure to Chile and its rugged beauty.
OSORNO is the name of a picturesque volcano near Puerto Varas, Chile on Lake Llanquihue. This breathtaking backdrop has been the setting for several memorable fishing trips and family vacations...and hopefully many more to come.