Thursday, October 1, 2015
“Conner’s potential for growth is very exciting. This is a great opportunity, and I intend to work closely with and assist Conner’s top management in reaching Conner’s full potential, while training and mentoring the company’s future leadership,” said Mike Hans.
“Mike’s 44 years of experience in the Forest Products industry has made him an expert at developing companies and building teams, and he is recognized by his peers as an elite manager in the Forest Products industry. Mike brings a wealth of industry knowledge and experience to Conner Industries and we are very pleased to have him on our team,” noted Tom Rice, Chairman of Conner Industries.
Kike started his lumber career in 1972 selling for Georgia Pacific, and his drive and passion to succeed quickly to succeed quickly led him to become a Sales Manager. In 1978, Mike to Slaughter Brothers in Dallas, TX where he was responsible for all aspects of sales, purchasing, and production. While running the company’s remanufacturing facility, he continued to develop relationships with sawmills and customers. Mike has spent his last twenty years developing and growing two trading companies of the Forest City Trading Group, LLC, a national leader in the marketing of forest products, most recently as President of Birmingham International Forest Products (BIFP) for the last 10 years, managing all aspects of the company, and increasing revenues and profitability