Sawmills and lumberyards around the globe – from the U.S. to Canada to New Zealand and South America – depend upon Memphis, TN-based ISK Biocides Inc. to produce superior mold and sapstain control treatments for usage on Hardwood and Softwood lumber. In fact, ISK Biocides supplies a full range of wood preservation products, including the top-selling fungicide NeXgen®, which is used in treating Radiata Pine in South America and New Zealand, where lumber is shipped dead-green to Asia. The difference between ISK Biocides and its competitors is its knowledgeable staff, including sales and technology representatives as well as regulatory managers. These experts possess 150 years combined experience in their respective positions at ISK.
Meet the team at ISK Biocides!
They include the following:
Lance Johnson is Vice President of Sales and Marketing for ISK Biocides in Memphis, TN. He is a graduate of Iowa State University in Ames, IA. His 27 years in the forest products industry include 25 at ISK Biocides. Prior positions include District Sales Supervisor in the Northeast working out of Pittsburgh, District Sales Supervisor in the mid-Atlantic region working out of Roanoke, and Sales Manager. He joined the Memphis office as Vice President of Sales and Marketing in April, 2018.
David Summerfield is district sales supervisor for ISK Biocides, located in Grovetown, GA.Summerfield earned a Master of Science degree in Wood Science and Wood Products/Pulp and Paper Technology from West Virginia University,located in Morgantown, WV, in 2011. Summerfield has serviced existing accounts at ISK Biocides since 2012, and expanded the companyʼs product markets to new clients. In his spare time, Summerfield enjoys hunting, fishing, riding motorcycles, camping and traveling. He has been married to Lauren for three years.
Bennett Thompson has served as a district sales supervisor for three years at ISK Biocides in Memphis. Thompson is a 2013 graduate of West Virginia University. “I enjoy supplying the forest products industry with exceptional customer service and offering insight to those who are perhaps already using ISK products, or may be interested in using them in the future,” Thompson stated. His first position in the forest products industry was working as a custom cabinetmaker for a local cabinet business through high school and college. In his spare time, Thompson enjoys hunting and studying history. He is engaged to be married in October 2016.
Barry Sullivan has worked for ISK Biocides for 10 years and is a district sales supervisor in Starkville, MS. He has 26 years of experience working with sapstain/mold prevention products. In his spare time, Sullivan enjoys spending time outdoors and has been married for 26 years.
Monte Pope has been a district sales supervisor, in northern Kentucky, for ISK Biocides since 1998. His territory covers Ohio, Indiana, Chicago and Michigan. After an extended tour in the Air Force, he graduated from Iowa State University in 1997. His first position in the wood industry was as operations manager at Paxton The Wood Source in Chicago, IL, in 1997. In his spare time, Pope enjoys woodworking, hunting, fishing, camping and volunteering at the First Church of Christ. He has been married to his wife Rhonda since 2000 and the couple has two sons and one daughter.
Kenneth Michaels had held his current position for 14 years as a district sales supervisor for ISK Biocides, located in Oakland, MD. Michaels first position in the forest products industry was working at
Wood Products Inc. in Oakland from 1988 to 2001. Michaels is a past president of the Allegheny Dry Kiln Club. In his spare time, Michaels enjoys woodworking. He has been married to Lynette for 27
years and the couple has one son and one daughter.
Tyler Berntsen is district sales supervisor for ISK Biocides based in Nashville, TN. Berntsen graduated from West Virginia University, located in Morgantown WV, in 2017. His first position in the industry was here at ISK Biocides as an intern while attending college. In his spare time, Berntsen enjoys traveling and outdoor activities.
As Manager of Technology at ISK Biocides, Anthony D. Accampo has overseen all technical aspects for the company for the past 15 of his 29-year career with ISK. Accampoʼs duties have included quality control technician and manager, research and development chemist and manager, district sales supervisor and dangerous goods shipping supervisor. He graduated from State University of New York (Albany) in 1996, as well as the State Technical Institute of Memphis in 1989. Accampo is a history buff who also enjoys computer games, reading and travel. He has been married for 29 years to his wife Mary and they have four sons, five daughters and one grandson.