Southern Cypress Manufacturers Association elects 2021 officers

Zack Rickman elected SCMA president with Cassie Lewis named vice president.
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Zack Rickman

Members of the Southern Cypress Manufacturers Association (SCMA) elected officers for 2021 at the association’s recent annual meeting, held in Austin, Texas. 

Zack Rickman from the Atlanta Hardwood Corporation (AHC), Mableton, Ga., was elected SCMA president. He joined AHC in 2005 and currently serves as vice president of operations at AHC Hardwood Group, North Georgia, where he is responsible for production at four lumber yards, including remanufacturing and millwork facilities; distribution; production personnel; and capital expansions. Rickman earned a Bachelor of Science in wood science and forest products from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

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Cassie Lewis

Cassie Lewis from Turn Bull Lumber Company, Elizabethtown, N.C., was elected SCMA vice president. Lewis joined Turn Bull Lumber Company in 2011, working her way through the accounting and logistics departments, before joining the sales team in 2015. She now serves as the company’s account manager and is responsible for all sales, as well as managing the green and kiln-dried inventories.

The Southern Cypress Manufacturers Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of cypress building products to trade professionals and consumers. For more information on the SCMA, visit