Patrick Lumber names new president

Dave Halsey

Portland, Ore.-based Patrick Lumber's board of directors elected Dave Halsey to succeed Jim Rodway as president.

The specialty lumber remanufacturer, distributor and exporter Patrick Lumber, which will celebrate its 100th anniversary in January, announced the change Friday.

Rodway spent his entire career with Patrick Lumber, joining the company immediately upon graduating from Oregon State University in 1979. He became president of the company in 2001 when the current management team took controlling interest in the company. Rodway was the company’s fifth president. His predecessor, Bob McCracken, had held the president position for the previous 25 years. 

Halsey, too, has spent his entire career in the lumber business, starting out at Disdero Lumber in 1986 after graduating from Oregon State. He later ran K/D Cedar in California before joining Patrick Lumber in 1997. Halsey, along with Rodway and current Chairman Patrick Burns, purchased the company from McCracken, Ron Yeager and Tom Carstensen in 2001. Halsey has filled the role of vice president of sales since that time.

Halsey and Rodway will work closely together during the remainder of this year to ensure a smooth and successful transition, the company said.


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