Our Mission

“Right Products. Impressive Results.” That’s our tag line at Sylvan Products—and our driving mission. What’s it mean for you? It means we’re committed to more than just the initial deal. We have a reliable, trustworthy team who are passionate about first listening to gain a deep understanding of your business and your requirements. Then, we identify the right solutions to your challenges for product performance. We continuously seek out innovative, reliable and customized options at very competitive prices. And we’re not satisfied until we deliver impressive results to your customer’s project.

Sales & Service Philosophy

We’re Different.
We offer the right solutions in addition to our many products. We give you customized solutions with every order to meet your specific requirements and challenges.

Every shipment from Sylvan comes with more than the product you’re receiving. A Sylvan Specialist makes sure you are getting the optimum product for performance, price, quantity and customer requirements.

Shipments & Delivery Philosophy

From start to finish, Sylvan delivers.

  • We optimize and handle freight rates and load configurations- passing cost efficiencies on to you.
  • We provide mixed shipments with other construction supplies- handling complex deliveries easily.
  • We have negotiated international freight contracts- giving you the most competitive prices and delivery schedules.
  • We offer service past delivery- our job is not complete until you have a satisfied customer.

Our Team

  • W. Scott Wilson

    Scott inspires the Sylvan team with an honest, hard-working, solution-oriented approach. He loves going the extra mile to solve problems for clients. After working in finance, wood products and industrial construction supply, Scott launched Sylvan in 1990. So what still gets him excited about coming to work every day? Rolling out new products to enhance options for customers. When not working, he’s often outdoors hiking, rafting or skiing with family and friends.

    W. Scott Wilson

    Principal, President
  • Ken Turnbull

    Ken really knows his products and applications. With Sylvan since 1996, he has decades of experience in plywood and overlay panel sales, and he previously worked in plywood and lumber mill production. Clients depend on him for this deep product knowledge as well as for his integrity and straight-forward approach. Married more than 48 years with grown children and grandkids, Ken is as solid as the rock walls and landscaping features he likes to build on weekends.

    Ken Turnbull

    Manager, Overlay Plywood Division & Procurement
  • Pam Velasquez

    Pam excels with both numbers and people. With Sylvan since 1998, she’s in charge of all financial reporting and materials management. She manages the office and accounting staff—improving processes so we can better serve our clients. And she also likes connecting directly with customers to discuss projects and Sylvan’s product lines. A native Oregonian, Pam volunteers in the community and loves to ski, hike, boat or garden with her family.

    Pam Velasquez

    Controller, Accounting & Finance Director
  • Casey Johnson

    Casey is very easy going. But don’t let that fool you. She’s great at making sure our clients get the answers they need as speedily as possible. It helps that this organized multitasker, who has been part of the Sylvan family since 2000, loves being challenged and learning new things. A native Oregonian, she enjoys spending time camping and boating with her family, friends and dogs.

    Casey Johnson

    Accounting/Order Processing/Dispatch
  • Kerry Finsand

    Kerry is always looking for new challenges and brings a fresh perspective to the construction industry with his 15 years in sales and marketing roles in the hospitality and tech sectors. He enjoys researching and designing marketing programs. In his free time you can find him participating in the local craft beer industry, hiking and traveling with his wife.

    Kerry Finsand

    National Marketing Director
  • Christopher Do

    Although he earned a degree in Criminal Justice, Christopher realized he had a passion for numbers and now works to excel in accounting. A self-described nice guy, he goes the extra mile to get the job done for clients. When not working, he loves to spend time with his family and tallying up the stats for his favorite team, the Portland Trail Blazers.

    Christopher Do

    Accounting Assistant
  • Suzanne Locking

    When it comes to overlay plywood products—particularly for the sign and concrete form industries—Suzanne really knows her stuff. Prior to Sylvan, she worked 27 years as a representative for a major timber company. These days, she thrives on helping clients understand the value-added features of our products. Off hours, Suzanne and her husband of 44 years can be found golfing or working on their goal of catching a game at every Major League Baseball park.

    Suzanne Locking

    Industrial & Commercial Sales
  • Cindy Blackman

    Cindy’s motto is “Treat others as you would like to be treated.” That explains why she’s been so successful working with Sylvan’s government clients for more than 18 years. She also brings a deep understanding of the industry and client needs to the table. Cindy loves working for Sylvan because “it’s an honest company that has their customers’ best interests in mind.” To relax, Cindy loves to golf, garden, hike and spend time with her husband, children and grandchildren.

    Cindy Blackman

    Government Sales
  • Bailey Richter

    After starting as an administrative assistant 15 years ago, Bailey (aka “Boo”) wanted more of a challenge, so she moved into sales and discovered her true passion. She cares about really getting to know her clients, and they appreciate that she is organized, prompt and responsive. Bailey loves learning new things every day, so it’s no surprise that she enjoys a wide range of outside interests including Pilates, running, wine tasting, organizing and traveling.

    Bailey Richter

    Account Manager, Concrete Form Products (Eastern Region)
  • Bryan White

    With more than 10 years of experience working with architects, engineers and contractors, Bryan understands construction challenges. He brings tenacity, curiosity and enthusiasm to the job, and clients know they can depend on him to provide product solutions that keep pace with current industry practices. During his down time, Bryan likes to travel, mountain bike, sail and hike.

    Bryan White

    Account Manager, Concrete Form Products (Western Region)
  • Andrew Slade

    Working in forest products for over 10 years Andrew has experience in domestic, import, softwood and hardwood plywood. Andrew aims to bring value and become a trusted resource for his customers; often helping in any way possible to fulfill the needs of each project. In his free time he enjoys exploring the Oregon outdoors with his wife, working out, family time, and watching sports. Go Ducks!

    Andrew Slade

    Industrial Panel Sales - Account Manager