Ron is the driving force behind his company. His strong work ethic, lumber industry knowledge, outstanding leadership abilities, and attention to detail continues to make Deer Park one of the most successful forest product companies in northeast Pennsylvania. Ron has been a strong advocate for the forest products industry over the years and is a past chairman for the Pennsylvania Forest Products Association (formerly HLMA). In 1996 Ron was selected by Pennsylvania Governor Ridge to serve on the Hardwood Development Council. He is a member of the Woodmobile and Grants Review Committees. He purchased and donated the truck and trailer for the Woodmobile which travels Pennsylvania as an educational exhibit. Ron has hired an educational coordinator who hosts school tours of the sawmill and presents a forest products educational program to students in their classrooms. Ron also supports other organizations through company membership and employee participation. Deer Park is a member of the Lake Erie and Ontario Sawfilers Association, Keystone Kiln Drying Association, Northern Tier Hardwood Association, and Hardwood Manufacturers Association.
Title: Vice President
Ryan Andrews is a graduate of Penn State University with a B.A. in Agricultural Business Management. He is also a certified lumber inspector, having received that title in 1992 from the National Hardwood Lumber Association in Memphis,Tennessee. Currently Ryan is responsible for managing Deer Park Lumber supervising its 75 employees, his responsibilities include sawmill production, quality control, maintenance, and kiln area operations. He was also very actively involved in planning the recent expansion of the sawmill and kiln areas. Working at Deer Park Lumber is the best of all worlds for Ryan, he gets to work with family and he uses his experience and knowledge. Ryan is also a wilderness guide and loves to camp, hike, hunt, and horseback ride.
Title: Secretary of the Corporation
After graduating from Cameron County High School in Emporium, Pennsylvania, Matt attended Keystone Junior college in 1990 and Mercyhurst College in 1991. During the summer months in between college, he worked in southwestern Montana as a ranch hand and fly-fishing guide on the Madison River. He graduated from Paul Smith’s College in the Adirondack Mountains in 1994 with a degree in forestry. Since working full time at his family business, Matt has learned many different positions. Lumber stacker, debarker operator, log scaling and procurement forestry, just to name a few. Matt has continued his education since college with Sustainable Forestry Initiative training and silvaculture and log bucking training in Pennsylvania. Currently, he is a member of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative of Pennsylvania State Implementation Committee and continues his membership in the Society of American Foresters. Matt truly enjoys his life engaged in his family’s lumber business. He enjoys the everyday challenges and all the fine people he meets in the lumber and timber business. He currently is enjoying his trips to foreign countries with Deer Park’s salesman representing his family’s business and meeting old and new customers alike.
Title: Plant Manager
A 1983 graduate of Lock Haven University with a B.S. in Natural Science, Dan serves as a member of Deer Park’s senior management team. He is responsible for overseeing the daily activities of the entire operation. Dan enjoys working at Deer Park because of the day to day challenges and the diversity of duties within his job. His 17 years of recruiting, orientation and training at Deer Park Lumber, serve the company well.
Title: Director of Procurement/Certified Forester
Jeffrey graduated from West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia in 1984 with a Masters Degree in Forestry and is now Deer Park Lumber’s Director of Procurement. He is a Certified Forester – Society of American Foresters. He has been involved in Sustainable Forestry Initiative of Pennsylvania (SFI of PA) training for many years, a Tree Farm Inspector, a member of the Board of Directors of Northern Tier Hardwood Association and member of Pennsylvania Forest Products Association Forestry Committee.
Why I like working at Deer Park Lumber: I like working at Deer Park Lumber, Inc. for the challenge of building and growing the procurement and forestry services part of the business and working with forest landowners. I enjoy working with the forestry team and training foresters in the business and forestry aspects of the lumber business. I like the fact that Deer Park Lumber is a family owned business that invests back into its business and is committed to being an advocate for sustainable forestry and a proud supporter of the forest products industry.
Title: Sales and Marketing Manager
Joe a graduate of Tunkhannock High School has a degree in Criminal Justice from Luzerne County Community College. He joined the team at Deer Park Lumber in March of 1989, holding several different positions throughout the operation. For 7 years Joe performed lumber inspection for the company and for 8 years he operated the main linebar resaw in the sawmill. In 2004 he joined the Deer Park Lumber sales force and is now the President of the International Sales Division. In October of 2013, Joe took over the role of Sales and Marketing Manager for Deer Park Lumber. Joe also has been serving the past four years as an officer of the Penn York Lumbermen’s Club. He currently holds the position of Vice-President and will assume the role of President in April of 2015. Joe credits Deer Park Lumber with giving him the opportunity to advance his career into a position that he is truly passionate about, and he is honored to represent this industry leader.
Cindy was employed at Deer Park Lumber when the Andrews family purchased the business. Experience: 1979-1996, Bookkeeper and Office Manager 2008-Present, Controller I have worked with the Andrews family since the beginning. Most of my experience in the lumber industry has been hands on, with the addition of accounting and human resources at Keystone College. I am fortunate to be a part of this successful business and I enjoy being a part of the team.