Specialty lumber remanufacturer, distributor and exporter Patrick Lumber announced that company president Jim Rodway will retire at the end of this year. The company’s board of directors elected Dave Halsey to succeed Rodway as president, effective February 1.

Dave Halsey
Dave Halsey

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 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. He has filled the role of vice president of sales since that time.

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