NORTHERN PLAINS, Oregon., May 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Jewett-Cameron is very pleased to announce that chad summers, the company’s current vice president of business development, has been named president of Jewett-Cameron. After extensive research by the Board of Directors, using both internal and external sources, Mr. Summers was chosen for his experience, leadership and commitment. Mr. Summers will assume the role of current President/CEO and Director Charlie Hopewell who has voluntarily decided to leave his current management positions to continue as chairman of the board and director as of January 1, 2022. The Board reaffirmed the retention of Mr. Hopewell as Chairman of the Board.
Charlie Hopewell note “We are delighted that our selection has validated the strength of our internal team and that we have sufficient time to reinforce a smooth transition into leadership. Chad is a natural leader who exudes energy, deep thinking, authentic engagement and deep cultural engagement, his skill sets will complement the Company’s continued growth trajectory.”
Mr. Summers has been with Jewett-Cameron for October 2019. His previous experience includes strong leadership, consulting and support experience. He co-owned and ran an international lumber brokerage family business similar to the Greenwood division of Jewett-Cameron. This experience allowed him to actively supervise and manage suppliers in China and all along South East Asia. He has built a successful consulting practice dedicated to growing manufacturers in association with a regional West Coast accounting firm, which has enabled him to establish an in-depth network of manufacturing, professional services and support connections throughout the world. regional scale. He has participated in and led start-up companies in the product and service sectors. His role since joining Jewett Cameron focused on driving growth by pursuing acquisition opportunities as well as key strategic partnerships. These activities complemented the depth of key industry connections as well as product development in a key sustainable growth segment within our companion animal offerings.
“I couldn’t be happier to have been selected to direct Jewett Cameron next chapter,” says Chad. “I am passionate about the potential of the business and excited to continue to propel growth to new heights.
Hopewell said the research focus and timeline for the transition leaves critical time for deep engagement as well as active leadership of the company’s strategic planning process before the fiscal year ends in August. “The team has done an outstanding job of advancing our business, brand, products and product development in the markets and deepening our sales channels. I’m thrilled to hand over the reins to Chad and step back by daily report.-day works while continuing to work with the team on this journey as Chairman of the Board.”
About Jewett Cameron
Jewett-Cameron Trading Company is a holding company which, through its subsidiaries, operates from facilities located in Northern Plains, Oregon. Jewett-Cameron Company’s business consists of the manufacture and distribution of patented and patent-pending specialty metal products, the wholesale distribution of wood products, and the processing and sale of seeds. The Company’s brands include Lucky Dog, Animal House and AKC licensed products in the expanding pet market; fencing products under the Adjust-A-Gates, Fit-Right, Perimeter Patrol and LIFETIME POST™ brands; Early start, spring gardener, and Weatherguard for greenhouses; and TrueShade for patio umbrellas, furniture covers and awnings. Additional information about the company and its products is available on the company’s website at www.jewettcameron.com.
The information in this press release contains certain forward-looking statements that anticipate future trends and events. These statements are based on certain assumptions which may prove to be incorrect and are subject to certain risks, including, but not limited to, the uncertainties of the Company’s new product launches, the risks of increased competition and technological changes in the Company’s industry; and other factors detailed in the Company’s filings with the SEC. Accordingly, actual results may differ, perhaps materially, from the predictions contained herein.
Contact: Charlie Hopewell, CEO (503) 647-0110
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