Our Team

Helping Your Business Grow.

At SEEMAC, we’re proud of our greatest asset: OUR PEOPLE. Our team is comprised of individuals who are not only expert in the wood products arena, they’re totally dedicated to finding supply solutions that work for our customers and suppliers alike. Integrating knowledge and experience with a dedication to problem-solving and innovative solutions, the SEEMAC team can help make your company more successful and efficient than ever before.

Feel free to contact any member of our team to serve you.

President/CEO

Elliott Savage

As SEEMAC’s president and CEO since 2005, Elliott Savage is involved in all areas of the business, providing leadership, strategy, and direction for our entire team. He works with inside and outside salespeople and support staff to facilitate territory and account management and build better relationships and communication with customers, suppliers and key business partners. On a day-to-day basis, Elliott leverages his nearly 45 years of industry experience to analyze and manage the people, finances, credit, and inventory of SEEMAC’s business. Elliott also serves on the Board of the Composite Panel Association and SEEMAC’s Board of Directors as Chairman of the Board.


Senior Vice President

Eddie Canter

Eddie Canter has almost 40 years of experience in this industry, 34 of those with SEEMAC. Eddie manages his own set of customer accounts throughout the US and maintains relationships with all SEEMAC’s suppliers. In addition, Eddie manages SEEMAC’s regional office in Greensboro, NC and oversees SEEMAC salesmen in Greensboro as well as two salesmen in Carmel, IN. Eddie serves as an officer at SEEMAC and is a member of SEEMAC’s Board of Directors.


Executive Vice President

Dan Nickander

With 32 years of industry experience, Dan Nickander currently serves as SEEMAC’s Executive Vice President. Dan was formerly President of Nickander Associates, which merged with SEEMAC in 2006. His areas of responsibility today include managing key supplier relationships and the sales territories of Northern Indiana, Southwest Michigan, Northern Ohio and Texas as well as serving as an officer at SEEMAC and on SEEMAC’s Board of Directors.


Territory Sales Manager

George Merriam

George Merriam oversees SEEMAC’s sales and service for Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, West Tennessee, and Eastern Iowa, working out of SEEMAC’s regional office in Greensboro, NC. With 44 years in the industry, including nearly 20 years with SEEMAC, George provides our customers with a wealth of expertise. George also served as Chairman of the Composite Wood Council, an organization within the Composite Panel Association, in 2002.


Territory Sales Manager

Wes Gentry

Wes Gentry came to SEEMAC in 2006 with the merger of Nickander Associates and SEEMAC. In total, Wes has 30 years of experience in the industry. Wes has established and maintained long-running customer sales programs with both large and small companies. Currently, Wes focuses on delivering a wide variety of wood products to the marketplace. His main areas of concentration include the kitchen cabinet, picture frame moulding, hardwood plywood and store fixture industries.


Territory Sales Manager

Mark Beil

Mark Beil has worked in this industry for 35 years, the last 24 at SEEMAC. Mark’s current areas of responsibility for SEEMAC include sales territories in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Northern Iowa as well as assigned accounts outside of this geography. Mark also handles sales of moulding and millwork products for SEEMAC  as well as sales of exotic hardwood flooring.


Territory Sales Manager

Phil Baker

Phil is one of SEEMAC’s valued salesmen, with nearly 25 years of experience in the wood products industry. Phil came to SEEMAC with the merger of Nickander Associates and SEEMAC in 2006. Phil’s current areas of responsibility for SEEMAC include the sales territories of North Dakota, South Dakota, Kansas, and parts of Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Southern Indiana.


Territory Sales Manager

Brian Reese

Brian Reese joined SEEMAC in September 2012 as an outside salesman covering North Carolina, Virginia, and Eastern Tennessee as well as assigned accounts outside of this geography.  Prior to joining SEEMAC, Brian worked for a furniture components manufacturer and supplier as an outside sales representative primarily handling accounts in the Southeastern US.  Brian works out of SEEMAC’s Greensboro, NC regional office.


Territory Sales Manager

Tony McMillan

Tony McMillan joined SEEMAC in March 2014 as an outside salesman covering Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana as well as assigned accounts outside of this geography. Prior to joining SEEMAC, Tony worked for a major building products distributor as an outside sales representative for 7 years handling accounts in Florida and Alabama. Tony is supported by the SEEMAC inside sales team at our Greensboro, NC regional office.


Controller/Secretary/Treasurer

Susan Hassfurder

As Controller and Secretary/Treasurer of SEEMAC, Susan Hassfurder manages and directs the financial activities of the organization and is a member of the SEEMAC, Inc. Profit Sharing Plan Committee. Susan also serves as SEEMAC’s Human Resources manager and supervises the accounting and information technology staffs. As a CPA with 43 years of experience in accounting—25 of those in the wood industry—Susan brings a wealth of expertise to SEEMAC.


Credit/Inventory Manager

Steve Rutledge

SEEMAC’s Corporate Credit/Inventory Manager, Steve Rutledge, has served 31 years in the industry. Since joining SEEMAC in 2004, Steve oversees customer accounts and SEEMAC inventory locations, as well as performs financial and sales analysis, presents financial and sales data, and budgets all aspects of SEEMAC’s business.