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.


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.

Sales and Operations Manager

Lisa Heisterkamp

How we communicate SEEMAC’s value proposition to suppliers and customers is critical to our success. SEEMAC’s Sales and Operations Manager, Lisa Heisterkamp, works with our inside and field sales teams to improve processes and procedures, and to proactively present industry and company information. As a customer, Lisa has worked with SEEMAC for years and understands our role and value in the supply chain. Lisa has over 20 years of supply chain experience in the furniture business with HNI Corporation and Flexsteel Industries. With a unique perspective, Lisa’s goal is to improve our business model and portray an accurate perception of SEEMAC’s value to both sides of the supply chain.

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

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.


Yi Chang

Yi Chang joined SEEMAC in 2019 as Controller. She comes to us from the public accounting firm, BKD LLP. As Controller, Yi’s responsibilities encompass oversight of all financial activities, including financial reporting, budgeting, supervision of the Accounting and IT Departments, and administration of 401k and profit-sharing plans. In addition, Yi serves as a member of SEEMAC’s Profit-Sharing Plan Committee. A licensed CPA, Yi also has a master’s degree in Accounting.

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.