CULPEPER WOOD PRESERVERS HIRES NEW DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Culpeper, VA., August 16, 2023 – Culpeper Wood Preservers, one of the largest manufacturers of pressure treated lumber in the United States, is proud to announce that Phil Fortson is joining the company as Director of Business Development.
Phil has over 35 years of experience in the lumber and building materials industry. He started with Osmose Wood Preserving in 1985 as a Field Services Manager. Then in 1989, he became the Southern Yellow Pine and Treated Buyer for LMC. From there, he entered the wholesale forest products arena working with BMA and Specialty Timbers. In 2007, Phil joined Potomac Supply as the VP of Sales. In 2009, he was named National Accounts and Business Development Manager with Madison Wood. Throughout his career, Phil has established himself as a leading resource to both National Accounts and Independent Lumber Dealers. Originally from Athens, Georgia, Phil takes great pride in being a Georgia fan. He enjoys spending time with his two adult children and watching college football, hunting, fishing, and other outdoor sports.
“We are very excited to have Phil join our team. His knowledge and experience immediately make us an even stronger company. His commitment to the entire customer experience is well aligned with the culture of Culpeper Wood. I am confident that he will have an immediate impact within our organization and enhance our talented sales team,” noted Jonathan Jenkins, President of Culpeper Wood Preservers.
Chris Brown, Executive Vice President for Culpeper Wood Preservers, said, “Phil has been a presence in this industry for many years. Not only will his expertise be an asset to us, but his enthusiasm for the customer will be evident across our entire footprint. Phil desires to grow professionally, and we feel strongly that Culpeper Wood is the perfect avenue to achieve that. We look forward to working together in utilizing his relationships to expand our market coverage.”
In 1976, Culpeper Wood Preservers sprouted from a single location in Culpeper, VA. Today, the company is a leading manufacturer of pressure treated products for the residential, commercial, industrial, and marine markets. Culpeper Wood brand name products are sold exclusively through lumber dealers throughout the Mid-Atlantic, Northeast, Mid-West, and Southeast.