The board of director of the Hardwood Manufacturers Association (HMA), a national trade organization with membership limited to U.S. hardwood lumber producers and processors, elected Tommy Petzoldt, East Perry Lumber Company, Frohna, Missouri, president of the HMA at its National Conference and Expo in Nashville, Tennessee, on March 22. 

Other HMA officers for 2023 are vice president Matthew Netterville, Fred Netterville Lumber Co., Woodville, Mississippi; and executive vice president: Linda Jovanovich, HMA, Pittsburgh.

HMA Board of Directors also elected members to the Executive Committee. In addition to the officers, they are: Hal Mitchell, Atlanta Hardwood Corporation, Mableton, Georgia; Scott Cummings, Cummings Lumber Company, Inc., Troy, Pennsylvania; Tripp Josey, Josey Lumber Company, Inc., Scotland Neck, North Carolina; Wayne Law, New River Hardwoods, Mountain City, Tennessee; and Tom Gerow, Wagner Millwork, LLC, Owego, New York. Troy Brown, Kretz Lumber Company, Inc., Antigo, Wisconsin, will serve on the Executive Committee as the immediate past president.

During the conference’s business meeting, HMA members elected directors: Geoff Henderson, Anderson-Tully Company, Vicksburg, Mississippi; Todd Breitenfeldt, Kretz Lumber Company, Inc., Antigo, Wisconsin; Jim ‘Jed’ Miller, NWH, Frisco, Texas; Brian Schilling, Pike Lumber Company, Inc., Akron, Indiana; Jason Dallas, Stella-Jones Corporation, Pittsburgh; and Truss Beasley, Thompson Hardwoods, Inc., Hazlehurst, Georgia.