Our Team

Manfred Bohlke

Manfred Bohlke

President

Manfred Bohlke came to the United States as a timber buyer for a German veneer manufacturer in the early 1960s. His task was to buy the best quality veneer logs available. When he arrived for the first time in America, it wasn’t just fine walnut logs that he found – it was a new home. With very little money saved, he went out on his own. Mr. Bohlke’s passion for wood paid off and continues to pay off fifty years later. Since then, Mr. Bohlke grew from a logger to a veneer manufacturer, then ultimately to the President of the M. Bohlke group of companies that specialize in wood products including veneer, lumber, logs, spliced faces, and more.

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Marc Bohlke

Marc Bohlke

1969-2009

Marc Bohlke grew up in the veneer business. Weekends in the fall, winter and spring were spent in the woods looking for the perfect walnut tree with his father. Summers were spent helping in the warehouse flipping veneer for customers. Marc chose to study architecture for his formal education and followed it closely. Marc became an integral part of the company when he joined in 1993. He designed M. Bohlke Veneer’s corporate office, built MB Face manufacturing facility and designed many of the current computer information systems. Marc passed away in January of 2009. He will be greatly missed by everyone, but his legacy lives on today with all of us.

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Nick Bohlke

Nick Bohlke

President of Manufacturing

Nick joined MBVC at the beginning of 2012 to follow in his families’ footsteps by entering the veneer business. Since then, Nick has worked to quickly learn the industry by working through many different aspects and departments of the company, while gaining the experience in the global timber market through travel and meeting with suppliers and customers. In January of 2014 Nick became the President of MB Manufacturing, overseeing all aspects of the veneer production facility.

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Mike Gleason

Mike Gleason

Vice President of Purchasing

Mike Gleason also grew up in the veneer business, coming to work with his father Tom Gleason, head log buyer with Manfred Bohlke from 1970 to 1991. Mike developed his career under the guiding hand of his father who was one of the founding employees of M. Bohlke Veneer Corp. Since his father’s retirement in 1991, Mike has been supervising the log department and log buyers. He is integrally involved in purchasing logs and standing timber and personally ensures that every log that enters production is destined for premium veneer.

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Thomas Meyer

Thomas Meyer

Export Sales Manager

Thomas joined MBVC in 2010. Having a strong family background in the veneer industry, he brings with him a true passion for our trade. At a very early age, Thomas began his hands-on training working for his father in a veneer mill learning every facet of the veneer process. Since then, Thomas has primarily focused on sales and production where he has gained experience dealing with customers from all over the world. Thomas lived in Canada and Germany, as he speaks fluent German. Nowadays, Thomas is responsible for all export sales and customer preparations.

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Mark Brown

Mark Brown

Export Sales Manager

Joining MBVC in 1977, Mark has learned the trade from the ground up. As Export Manager, Mark is responsible for the grading and preparation of our indigenous clipped and bundled veneer. Mark enjoys time with his family, coaching basketball and traveling.

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Chuck Hudson

Chuck Hudson

Domestic Sales Manager

Chuck has been an essential part of M. Bohlke Veneer Corp. since 1973. He began his career in the production of veneer directly out of high school. Today, as Domestic Sales Manager, Chuck oversees all North American veneer and lumber sales. Chuck recently celebrated his 40th anniversary at M. Bohlke Veneer Corp. making him the longest tenured employee at the company.

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Mike Maccio

Mike Maccio

Domestic Sales Associate

Mike joined MBVC in 1991 and is originally from Detroit. Mike currently assists customers and clients in Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, California, Oregon and Washington state. Mike graduated from Concord College with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in marketing and economics. Mike also has an extensive sales experience in the Far East, which also allows him to oversee our Engineered Veneer and Bamboo production.

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Richard Kuck

Richard Kuck

Chief Financial Officer

Richard Kuck joined our team in 2000 to take over the responsibilities for accounting, employee benefits, legal and administration functions. Before joining our company, Dick worked for a large national accounting firm advising the company as an outside CPA. Dick graduated from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and The Ohio State University.

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Carl Compton

Carl Compton

Import Veneer Manager

Carl joined the MBVC team in 1986 and started working in our import veneer department. Now with over 20 years of experience, Carl is a key asset to our company, grading and promoting our large imported veneer inventory.

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Huina Han

Huina Han

International Sales – Far East

Huina joined M. Bohlke Veneer in 2003. Originally from Beijing, China, she came to the United States and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business from Bowling Green State University and an MBA Degree from West Virginia Wesleyan College. Huina supports our customers in China and elsewhere in the Far East. Our Chinese speaking customers may contact her directly by phone at 001-513-325-6322.

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Larry Musil

Larry Musil

Architectural Sales Manager

Larry joined MBVC in 2008 to assists the Florida, Texas, Utah and Eastern Canadian markets. In addition, Larry oversees the architectural specification of veneers with the design community to ensure the right veneer and lumber are being chosen for every project. Larry is a graduate of the University of Florida, College of Architecture and has enjoyed a career generating results that not only benefit the companies he has worked for, but for his customers as well.

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Mark Soupene

Mark Soupene

IT Director

Mark Soupene joined our team in 2001 to take over the responsibilities for Information Technology functions. Since joining our company, Mark has implemented a custom SAP ERP system which has allowed us to streamline all of our business processes. Currently, Mark manages our servers and our many projects that keep our company ahead of the curve technologically. Mark graduated from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

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Bruce Brinker

Bruce Brinker

Export Sales & Grading

Bruce started in 1981 at MBVC. Bruce plays a vital role in our export department grading sliced veneers like Cherry, Walnut, Oak and Maple, while preparing them according to customer’s specifications. Bruce is also responsible for the extensive Burl veneer inventory.

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Rob Romines

Rob Romines

Sales Associate

Rob joined the company in 1999. He originally learned the business selling flitch stock veneer. Since joining MBVC, Rob has acquired extensive knowledge of imported, burl and crotch veneer. Currently Rob covers the territories of Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Iowa markets. Rob Romines is a graduate of Hanover College.

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Nathan Ritter

Nathan Ritter

Sales Associate

Nathan has been in the veneer industry since 1981 selling to the furniture, face veneer and architectural industries. He enjoys dealing with the different species and the rich look that they provide. Nathan covers customers and prospects in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and Washington DC. Nathan is a graduate of North Carolina State University.

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Ron Gooch

Ron Gooch

Sales Associate

Ron joined MBVC in 1987 and has worked over 13 years representing us in the home furnishing industry with his 32+ years of experience in the veneer industry. Ron supports our customers from our High Point, NC office and warehouse. Ron currently covers the Carolina and Southeastern markets. Ron enjoys time with his family and fishing.

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Patrick Pemberton

Patrick Pemberton

Lumber Warehouse Manager

Patrick joined MBVC in 2007 and is responsible for managing the lumber warehouse and selling our imported lumber inventory. Patrick has an extensive knowledge of Lumber and is NHLA certified for grading lumber.

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Kevin Brown

Kevin Brown

Export Warehouse

Kevin started working at MBVC in the export and indigenous veneer warehouse. Today, he still works with his father, Mark Brown, and Bruce Brinker ensuring that the veneer is graded properly and precisely exactly for our grades and customers specifications.

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Mark Hill

Mark Hill

Architectural & Design community

Mark Hill joined Bohlke Veneer in February of 2016.  Mark brings over 35 years of experience in assisting the Architectural & Design community with selecting and specifying wood veneers. His project knowledge covers corporate, hospitality, healthcare, and institutional veneer applications. Mark assists the A&D community in Chicago and western United States, including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle and Denver. Mark graduated from Southern Illinois University with a BA in Forestry/Land Management. His background and experience has combined to provide him with much success in architectural veneer sales.

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Joe Bender

Joe Bender

Domestic Sales Associate

Joe joined MBVC in 2012 and took on the role of selling the growing lumber inventory. Joe sells both veneer and lumber to customers throughout the country, specifically in the Northeast and Midwest. Joe has vast experience in the boating and yachting industry and often works closely with many yacht companies on their projects.

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Dan Whittelsey

Dan Whittelsey

Architectural Sales Representative

Dan joined M. Bohlke Veneer in 2015 as an Architectural Sales Representative. He covers all the major architectural markets for the Eastern United States including, New York, Boston, Atlanta and Washington DC. Dan has extensive knowledge in the wood veneer industry that has spanned over 25 years successfully managing large panel and furniture projects.

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Jay Dishinger

Jay Dishinger

Manufacturing Manager

Jay came to MB Manufacturing with a background in the lumber and sawmill industry. Jay spent several years of supervising many aspects within the veneer mill, including the veneer slicer department. Jay is responsible for day to day operations in the veneer mill ensuring that the quality of the product remains the best in the world, while the facilities and machinery stay top notch.

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Dave Brown

Dave Brown

Production Manager

Dave Brown has been involved with MB Manufacturing for over 30 years. Dave oversees the entire production schedule from log form all the way until the veneer has been cooked, sliced, dried and clipped. Dave’s extensive experience in the veneer plant gives him some of the best hands-on knowledge about wood manufacturing.

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