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01/09/2023

IWP President Dave Stelle retiring

Stelle joined IWP in 1996, serving as president for many of those years.
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Dave Stelle
Dave Stelle

Dave Stelle, president of International Wood Products (IWP), has been preparing for full retirement. 

That day has arrived, the company announced. 

Stelle joined IWP in 1996, serving as president for many of those years. 

“He has been a leader, mentor and friend to many and will be missed,” IWP said in a statement issued by the company. “At the same time, we are happy that Dave will have time to spend with his family and friends, enjoying the Ranch in Camp Sherman, and working toward a 2nd Tualatin Country Club Grand Championship!”

According to IWP, Stelle’s 45 years of industry experience and leadership were an essential factor in building IWP into the company it is today. 

Following his decision to retire,Stelle’s commitment to the success of the organization led him to spend the past year dedicated to transitioning the role of president into the capable hands of Josh Hamilton.

“Dave has always viewed our customers and supplier partners as a part of the IWP family,” the company said. “He is emphatic about our industry being relationship-based, and has helped so many to grow into new roles across the industry through sharing his knowledge, offering honest and kind advice, holding people accountable, and taking the time to really listen.”

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IWP Doug Hart and Dave Stelle
IWP CFO Doug Hart and Dave Stelle with the Tualatin Country Club Grand Championship.

Doug Hart, IWP's CEO said "Sometimes in life you're lucky enough to have a friend and partner like Dave Stelle. And I was lucky to have Dave; he was good luck! Not often do you find a smart leader, with a kind style of putting others first. And that is just one reason Dave has been such a strong leader for us at IWP!"

Based in Clackamas, Ore., International Wood Products is an independent, full-service stocking distributor and manufacturer of building materials providing service to building materials suppliers in the Western United States.

The company also operates locations in Cloverdale, Calf.; Medford, Ore.; Post Falls, Idaho; and Tumwater, Wash.

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