ROB FRERES: President Oregon Manufacturers and Commerce

Rob Freres is the President of the Oregon Manufacturers and Commerce. Rob Freres is the President of Lyons-based Freres Lumber, a family-owned wood products company founded nearly 100 years ago. Rob started working at the company at the age of 10 doing clean-up work around the mill. Today, he’s recognized worldwide for Freres Lumber’s innovative approach to developing timber products such as mass plywood panels.

Freres Lumber employs nearly 500 Oregonians and is very active in supporting the Willamette Valley Community through the Freres Foundation.

Oregon Manufacturers and Commerce is an association dedicated to promoting, protecting, and advancing Oregon manufacturers and their allied partners in commerce with resolve and resolution.


Dedicated to making Oregon a competitive state for current and future manufacturers.

Protecting Oregon manufacturing allowing members to concentrate on strengthening the economy and creating jobs in our communities. Led by manufacturing leaders.

A powerful voice and strong advocate for policies and programs that support our mission.

Working on behalf of Oregon manufacturers to ensure reasonable and balanced solutions are promoted on pressing policy issues including environmental, labor relations and taxes.

Committed to promoting excellence, accountability and outcome-based results at all levels of government and education to foster and advance our current and future workforce.