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Thomas J. Westbrook, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer
Tom had the initial vision that has become World Wide Wood Network®. He has grown up in the Wood Products Industry and has more than twenty years of operational management and marketing experience, serving as the owner and Chief Executive Officer of three separate lumber manufacturing companies. Additionally, he spent two years as the Executive Director of The Evergreen Partnership, a nonprofit trade association, marketing wood products internationally. He also spent six years as a sole practicing attorney, handling primarily business and real estate related cases. Tom has a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Oregon and a Juris Doctorate from Willamette University, College of Law. Drawing on this background, Tom created the Company Business Plan and has been the driving force in the design of the World Wide Wood Network® electronic commerce platform.
Joseph S. Williams, Co-founder and Chairman of the Board
Joe brings World Wide Wood Network® extensive business experience from a variety of entrepreneurial endeavors. He currently is the owner and President of The Williams Group, LLC, a private investment company, where he manages an equity portfolio, provides financing for emerging companies and manages various real estate holdings. In addition, Joe is the President of Yelm Prairie Development Company, where he manages a diverse group of real estate holdings, and is the Chief Operating Officer of the Prairie Hotel. Joe currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Laird Norton Trust Company, as well as holding a similar position on the Boards of various other companies and nonprofit organizations.
W. Robert Moore, Vice President of Business Development
Bob has worked his entire adult life in the Wood Products Industry. After 24 years with Weyerhaeuser Company, the last five years as Vice President of Wood Products Sales and Marketing, both on the domestic and international side, Bob turned his talents to running his own business. He owned and operated Woodcraft Industries, Inc. from 1989 to 1994, where he was President and CEO of a $4,000,000 company providing high quality kitchen cabinetry to the Pacific Rim. The past four years, Bob was President of Oparts Housing Soft, Inc., a Japanese owned, U.S. company focused on supplying U.S. building materials to Asian markets, principally in Japan. During his years in the industry, Bob has been active in various associations, including stints as a Director and President of The Evergreen Partnership, and a Director of National Forest Products Association and Western Wood Products Association. Bob holds a BA from Stanford University in Political Science and an MBA from Stanford, Graduate School of Business in Finance and Marketing.
Claudia J. Westbrook, Director of Marketing
Claudia developed her twenty plus years of administrative and marketing experience while working with two different wood products companies in the Puget Sound area; McFarland Cascade Corporation and Black Hills Cattle & Timber Co. She also has six years experience as a legal assistant. In addition to her role as Director of Marketing, Claudia heads up the human resources and office management efforts for the Company.
Lourens van Dyk, Information Technology (IT) Manager
Lourens' technical expertise is particularly well suited to the mission of our company. The combination of database administration, network implementation and management, coupled with data and network security allow World Wide Wood Network® the ability to deliver our Subscribers the level of systems functionality and security they require. Lourens was most recently employed as an IT Manager at Neptune Technologies in San Jose, California, a company that specializes in eBusiness systems development and integration. In addition to his management experience, Lourens' specific technical areas of expertise are in systems architecture; virtual private network (VPN) architecture, security and implementation; database administration, configuration and optimization; data modeling, normalization, and relationships; and, creating indexes, stored procedures and triggers for MS SQL Server and Oracle database applications. Lourens holds an Electrical Engineering Degree from Pretoria Technical College, Pretoria, South Africa.
To ensure that our service and product is at the highest level, we have formed alliances with the following firms and individuals:
Bardsley Associates, Inc.
Consulting firm specializing in strategic information systems (IS) planning, Web site and e-commerce strategy and planning, systems analysis, design and implementation, software selection, business process improvement, software quality assurance and test plan design, and information systems staffing, organization, standards and procedures.
Christensen O'Connor Johnson Kindness, PLLC
Seattle-based law firm focusing only on Patents, Trademarks and Intellectual Property issues.
CommerceNet is a neutral, non-profit consortium dedicated to advancing the growth of global electronic trade through business process interoperability and the creation of open Business Service Networks.
The LBM Daily, the primary source of all news stories posted on the World Wide Wood Network® Web site, is a leading source of daily news, insight and analysis for the wood products industry. Each day, the LBM Daily delivers news and information on the industry from over 1,500 sources around the globe, including daily market analysis and insight from its own network of industry analysts. The LBM Daily is a service of Wood Planet Inc.
McGavick Graves, P.S.
Tacoma-based business and civil litigation law firm.
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Graphic design company specializing in Web site design, functionality and usability.
Celebrating its 35th Anniversary in 2002, Sierra Systems Group Inc. (TSE:SSG), delivers systems integration and consulting services to create solutions to clients' business challenges across North America. Sierra Systems exists for one and only one purpose - to enhance the competitive position of their clients through the implementation of information technology based business solutions. As one of North America's leading management consulting and systems integration firms, Sierra Systems has earned long-term relationships with many of the most respected private and public sector organizations.
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