BRENT J. MCCLENDON: President & CEO National Wooden Pallet & Container Associations (NWPCA)

Brent J. Mcclendon is the President & CEO of National Wooden Pallet & Container Associations (NWPCA). He has been the President & CEO of NWPCA since February 2013. He has spent the last 30 years in the forest products industry, serving as a forester, sales manager, lobbyist and CEO in various private, public and non-profit organizations. Brent has an MBA from George Mason University, two undergraduate degrees from North Carolina State University and is a Certified Association Executive.

The National Wooden Pallet & Container Association (NWPCA) is the largest organization of wood packaging professionals in the world, with more than 700 company members in 28 countries who manufacture, repair and distribute pallets and wood packaging in unit-load solutions, or who supply products and services to the industry.

Our mission is to provide an environment for our members to succeed while promoting the wood pallet and wood packaging industry.

We work every day to assure the benefits of wood packaging are understood and is utilized as the solution of choice for securing and transporting the unit-load globally, increasing the demand for a wood packaging solution. We see wood packaging as the high-quality and low-cost solution when compared to other shipping platform options and is accepted as an economical, sustainable, flexible, clean, and environmentally friendly product.

NWPCA’s global membership is extremely satisfied with the opportunities provided by the association for networking, business development, education, and finding solutions. Our Annual Leadership Conference (ALC), annual Recyclers Conference and numerous regional events continue to see record participation and provide significant opportunities to meet with industry colleagues and benefit from the latest business updated and educational programming. In total, more than 1,300 of your industry colleagues attend these events every year.