Portland Wholesale Lumber Association

The purpose of the Lumberman of the Year Award is to recognize an individual in the Northwest Lumber Wholesale and Sawmill Industry. The selection criterion includes:

The length of time in the industry
Contributions to the community, State, & Nation
Support of the greater Portland area lumber wholesale industry

  • 2017 - Dave Halsey
  • 2016 - Mark Mitchell
  • 2015 - Steve Killgore
  • 2014 - Mike Phillips
  • 2013 - Don Dye Sr.
  • 2012 - JV Torgerson
  • 2011 - Eric Schooler
  • 2010 - Robbie Robinson
  • 2009 - Bill Hallstrom
  • 2008 - Floyd Billings
  • 2007 - Kerry King
  • 2006 - Jack Burnard
  • 2005 - Bill Hagenstein
  • 2004 - Milton Herbert
  • 2003 - Don R. Johnson
  • 2002 - Jerry Gustafson
  • 2001 - Floyd Hambleton
  • 2000 - Aaron Jones
  • 1999 - Paul N. McCracken
  • 1998 - Wayne Holm
  • 1997 - Bill Swindells, Jr.
  • 1996 - Wayne Giesy
  • 1995 - Gordon J. King
  • PWLA Officers

    Andy Jones, President
    Conrad Forest Products | Sherwood, Or.

    Reid Schooler, Vice President
    Buckeye Pacific Lumber | Portland, Or.

    Paul Quandt, Secretary
    HUB International NW | Lake Oswego, Or.

    Debbie Rakfeldt , Executive Secretary
    Portland, Oregon