Rance Frye

"I am a business consultant to the Forest Products Industry. I have extensive relevant experience in forestry, lumber and wood product trading, and manufacturing. My goal is to improve clients’ operating efficiencies, lower clients’ cost of goods, and increase the velocity of products to markets."

Buying

Thorough knowledge of the forest product supply chain.

Deep contacts in the Appalachians and SE US.

Lower purchasing costs through geographically focused direct sourcing with producers.

Risk management mitigation.

Selling

Extensive knowledge of the international forest product supply chain.

Global contacts and international experience.

Lower costs and improve margins by developing direct sales programs.

Manufacturing

International Lean Six Sigma Project Management Experience.

Business Development through Business to Business networking.

Increase margins through improved operating efficiencies.

Improve velocity of inventory and time to market with products.

Management

Timberland management for clients and companies.

Sawmill, chipping, and logging operations.

Dimension mill, charcoal, and Silicon furnace operations.

International Supply Chain Project Management.

Business Development and networking.

Rance Frye

"I am a business consultant to the Forest Products Industry. I have extensive relevant experience in forestry, lumber and wood product trading, and manufacturing. My goal is to improve clients’ operating efficiencies, lower clients’ cost of goods, and increase the velocity of products to markets."

Shane Gaither

"I was educated at the University of TN, where I received a Masters Degree in Forest Management. I spent the first 20 years of my career in the pulp and paper industry as a procurement forester/chip quality specialist. Since 2010, I have been involved in the wood pellet industry where I participated in 6 greenfield start ups, including 3 pellet facilities and 3 port facilities. Currently I am working as a Pellet industry business consultant."