WE ARE NOVA

Nova USA Wood is a premium wood product importer dedicated to providing exceptional hardwood programs. Our commitment to excellence is evident in our use of an agile and efficient operational framework, combined with a vast network of leading South American and Asian manufacturers.

Our company was established in 2005 by Steve Getsiv, John McGlocklin, and David Zugman, creating a remarkable international trading company that specializes in wholesale flooring, decking, trailer decking, wood siding, and accessories.

In 2009, Bill Christou joined our team as a partner and currently manages our exterior decking and truck flooring programs. With offices in Northern and Southern Brazil, as well as Indonesia, we offer unbeatable quality control, logistics, product knowledge, and supplier relationships. Our partnership with the top manufacturers in South America and Asia allows us to provide our customers with superior, top-quality products at the most competitive prices possible.

Our US import division started in 2005 and has since expanded to include warehouse locations throughout the country. Our US headquarters are located in Portland, OR, where we manage finance and accounting, information technology, and marketing.

OUR PLEDGE TO YOU
Partnership

WE DEVELOP LONG-TERM PARTNERSHIPS WITH OUR CUSTOMERS & SUPPLIERS

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WE FOLLOW THROUGH ON OUR COMMITMENTS

Growth Mindset

WE STRIVE TO BE THE BEST WE CAN BE, CONSTANTLY WORKING TO IMPROVE

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WE TREAT OUR BUSINESS PARTNERS WITH RESPECT

MEET THE TEAM

STEVE GETSIV

PRESIDENT & CEO

Steve is the President and CEO of Nova Products Inc. and is the managing partner for Nova USA Wood Products. Steve has a B.A. from Dartmouth College in Engineering and Computer Science (1987), earned his MBA with honors from Portland State University (1997), and attended the Executive Program for Growing Companies at Stanford University (2011).


After college, Steve joined Pacific Laminating & Manufacturing, a finger joint and edge glue plant started by his father Ted Getsiv in 1961. Steve quickly learned the truck flooring and lumber remanufacturing business as well as some financial accounting, cost accounting and manufacturing management. In 1991, he joined Oregon-Canadian Forest Products in North Plains, Oregon. While there, he was responsible for special projects, information technology and eventually managed the tropical hardwood import program, which grew into a $25 million annual program.


While working on his MBA from Portland State University, he was able to apply his business school studies directly into practice at the company. His projects included implementation of accounting software, designing cost accounting software and employee incentive programs, as well as managing and creating most of the company’s marketing collateral.


Steve used his skills, vast knowledge, and experience in the lumber industry to help found Nova USA Wood, which specializes in importing and wholesaling the finest exotic hardwoods from around the world.

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BILL CHRISTOU

PARTNER

Bill Christou (pictured above with one of our valuable suppliers) joined Nova in 2009 as a partner. Bill is a specialist in both residential decking products and truck trailer flooring products. Bill is fluent in Bahasa Indonesia, Greek and English; he also speaks French as well as some basic Spanish and Portuguese. Bill grew up in Toronto, ON and earned a B.A. with Honors from the University of Toronto in Political Science and Philosophy, Christou briefly worked with Merrill Lynch in Money Market Banking and then travelled extensively throughout the world.


In 1991 Christou earned his Graduate Diploma in Asian Business and Management from Capilano College's APMCP Program. Shortly thereafter, Bill joined Nelson International Inc. of Vancouver, BC, Canada. For the next decade, Christou lived in Indonesia and managed the Asian based purchasing for Nelson's tropical hardwood program which he directed into a $30 million annual program.

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MATT KENTON

COO

Matt Kenton joined Nova in December 2022 as our Chief Operating Officer, COO.


Matt brings over 15 years of experience as collaborative business leader. He will be responsible for driving culture, business development, and strategy execution for Nova. Prior to joining our team, he served as the CFO and Vice President of Strategy Development for Columbia Grain International (a wholesaler of agricultural & food ingredients to domestic and international markets).


Matt is passionate about employee talent development and building high functioning teams. He is a native Oregonian, with degrees from Montana State University and Portland State University. While away from the office, Matt enjoys coaching his children’s youth sports, fishing, hiking, and home improvement projects.

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JEFF NEAL

CFO

Jeff Neal joined Nova in December 2022 as our Chief Financial Officer, CFO.


Jeff brings over 30 years of experience as a financial professional. Prior to joining our team at Nova he served as CFO for several northwest home-grown businesses, including Teufel Landscape (the largest commercial landscape construction company in Oregon and Washington), Stone Bridge Homes/ Venture Properties (a top 10 Oregon home builder and land development company), TCM (now Southland…one of the largest commercial HVAC and Plumbing Contractors in Oregon and Washington) and Rodda Paint (a leading manufacturer and distributor of paint and supplies throughout the northwest).


Beyond his deep finance experience, Jeff’s background also includes serving as Teufel’s VP of Operations, ushering in a period of tremendous growth and operational success; as well as experience selling financial securities and providing both personal and business financial planning. Jeff graduated from Brigham Young University and in 2018 Jeff was recognized by the Portland Business Journal as CFO of the year.

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STEPHEN PURDY

OEM SALES

After completing his bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Oregon in 2010, Stephen started with Nova USA Wood Products in June of that same year. By November, Stephen was the lead sales associate for the TrailerDecking.com web program. Since that time, Stephen has helped grow the TrailerDecking.com brand to become the leading online retailer of Apitong, Laminated Truck Flooring, and truck flooring essentials.


In 2022, due to growing demand in the marketplace, TrailerDecking.com expanded its sales team and Stephen was promoted to Sales Manager. He currently leads the TrailerDecking.com team while also continuing to support the company in an outside sales role.

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DREW BLAKE

OEM SALES

Drew has been calling on the Truck Trailer and Truck Body OEM's and aftermarket distributors for the past forty years selling them wood products, aluminum extrusions, roll formed steel, plastic mud flaps and rubber products. He has sold imported floors and Apitong for Nelson International for 7 years and then Rockland Wood Products for 3 years.


He's a graduate of Florida State University with a degree in marketing. Drew has been based in the Atlanta area for over thirty years and handles most of our business in the Southeast U.S.

DAN SCHOCK

OEM SALES

Dan has over twenty years of experience in increasingly responsible roles within purchasing, marketing and sales at several companies involved in both the truck-body and trailer industry including Trailmobile Parts & Service Corp, Great Dane Trailers and Whiting Door Manufacturing. In his most recent position, Dan served as National Sales Manager for Earthwise Plastics. His experience is enhanced by his BBA in Management from the University of Cincinnati.


We know that Dan's extensive knowledge and contacts within the transportation industry will prove to be valuable in helping you with your flooring needs. We consider ourselves fortunate to have Dan with us as we continue to deliver our quality wood flooring products to you.

LAURENS VAN KLEEF

NORTHEASTERN US SALES

Laurens became the timbers & marine lumber program manager at Nova in 2022. He is responsible for the development of new products in the Eastern United States as well as supporting the company’s sales activities within the hardwood, softwood, reclaimed and marine timbers industries. Van Kleef has over 20 years of experience in the tropical hardwoods industry and established van Kleef International in the US 8 years ago to import timbers from various regions and sell domestic hardwoods. Prior to this, he worked in sales and import/export roles in the Netherlands and served as the export manager for PNG Tropical Wood Products in Papua New Guinea.


Van Kleef holds a degree from ROC Aventus in Deventer, the Netherlands, and completed a timber industry specialization program at Centrum Hout in the Netherlands, which emphasized sales, customer service, forestry management, and timber processing.

STEVE OSTERMAN

WESTERN SALES & DISTRIBUTION

After retiring in October 2021 from the Building Materials Industry, CEO Steve Getsiv pulled Steve out of retirement and had him start NOVA in April 2022 as a part time sales consultant. In December 2023 Steve was asked to become instrumental in Western US Sales & Distribution. Steve has also been giving the title of Social Director for NOVA and has even been known to be called Mr. Osterman.


Steve comes with over 35 years of sales management and marketing experience with a record of success within the manufacturing and building products industry, specializing in exterior products. Accomplished in relationship management, new business development, territory startup & growth plus business-to-business sales. He’s adept in building a strong bond with each prospect and customer from generation to close and beyond through a consultive solution-based approach.


Outside of his career Steve was a high school basketball coach, plays golf, rides Harley's, and spends time with his family and five grandchildren.

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KEATON SMITH

WESTERN SALES

Keaton is a Portland, OR native and has worked for Nova since 2017. Keaton handles sales for the western US including decking, siding, clips and wood stain. He has worked in other aspects of the company including building product displays, working in the warehouse, designing print marketing, and writing articles and content regarding various Nova products.


With a wide range of technical knowledge surrounding hardwoods and the correct installation techniques, Keaton is happy to assist distributors, architects, builders and homeowners on their projects. In his personal life, Keaton is an avid fan of music and a musician himself, playing the drums regularly.

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KEVIN WALSH

KILN STICK SALES

After years working as a commercial fisherman off the rugged coastline of the Pacific Northwest, Kevin Walsh eventually landed at the Forest Grove Oregon headquarters of Nova USA Wood Products, working in the shipping and receiving department. It soon became apparent to everyone that his personable style and ability to create long-term relationships with clients would translate well to business development, and he was quickly promoted to Sales Representative.


Today Kevin is an invaluable part of the TrailerDecking.com sales team and has directly contributed to Nova’s expansion in the national trailer decking market. Recently Kevin has also taken over Nova’s newly revamped kiln stick program and has plans to broaden its scope exponentially. Kevin truly enjoys getting to know his customers and understanding the details of their business requirements to ensure that the job gets done right. If you have any doubts about how to complete your trailer decking project, Kevin is the one to call.

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MARCO MANCHEGO

SALES REPRESENTATIVE

Marco Manchego has been a Sales Representative with TrailerDecking.com since January of 2022. He was born in Peru but raised in California and has a bachelor’s degree from UC Berkeley in business administration. Marco lived overseas in Southeast Asia and Latin America for over 25 years, and while he was in Brazil, he worked in sourcing tropical hardwoods from all over South America.


Now that he’s back, he’s excited to use his experience to grow the trailer decking market in North America and Mexico! Marco loves to travel and speaks Spanish, Portuguese and French, so please feel free to reach out to him if you have any questions about how he can help you complete your trailer decking projects!

Teddy Christou

INSIDE SALES REPRESENTATIVE

Teddy has been an Inside Sales Representative with Nova since April 2024, specializing in our ExoShield wood stain. He was born in Australia, but was raised in Toronto, Canada where he still lives today. He has a bachelor's degree from Wilfrid Laurier University in Economics and Business Management.


After graduating University in 2020, Teddy joined the golf industry where he gained valuable sales experience working for golf’s top brand. He is excited to use his experience to help take ExoShield to the next level! In his personal life, Teddy loves to travel and play golf and hockey. He speaks French and English, so please feel free to reach out to him if you have any questions about ExoShield!

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CONRADO TREVIÑO

OEM SALES MEXICO

Conrado Treviño is a Product Specialist at TrailerDecking.com with a focus on creating business opportunities in Mexico. Conrado was born and raised in Monterrey, Mexico, and has an MBA from TecMilenio University. His mother tongue is Español but, he is fluent in English and he is studying Mandarin Chinese. He enjoys traveling to new and exciting places and loves cheering for his hometown baseball club, the Monterrey Sultanes.


Prior to joining our team, Conrado was on the other side of the table as Purchasing Manager at trailer manufacturer “Talleres Lozano” for over three years, achieving wins like spearheading a new purchasing initiative which created a company record $6 million savings in a single year! Our customers appreciate the extensive knowledge and contacts which Conrado has within the Mexican transportation industry and are always excited to work with him.


Give Conrado a call and let him show you how TrailerDecking.com can help you save money while more effectively satisfying your flooring needs. If you struggle with English, Conrado is your guy, don't hesitate to call or get in touch over WhatsApp.

Chris Elias

SALES REPRESENTATIVE

Chris Elias joined Trailer Decking.com October 1, 2023, as a sales representative. Chris grew up in Toronto, ON and earned a Business Diploma at Seneca College and then went on to get his Business degree at Toronto School of Business. After 25 years working for Royal Bank of Canada as a Relationship Manager in the Mutual / Pooled fund industry, he decided it was a good time to make a change.


He became a licensed Private Investigator for a few years then went on to work in the Film/TV industry in the transport division and then took on a variety of other customer focused position to fill his time. He has a few passions, and one would be cooking since his background is Greek and the family was in the restaurant business for over 50 years.


When not cooking up a storm he’s hopefully riding his Harley in favorable weather with a bunch of buds or just enjoying family time with his wife and adult children. This new chapter brings his client skills up front to build long lasting relationships with his Trailer Decking.com clients. Don’t hesitate to call and let’s build something together.

Robert Headrick

SALES REPRESENTATIVE

Robert has been the OEM Sales expert at Nova since October 2023. With over 25 years of progressive leadership in Supply Chain, Robert brings a wealth of experience to our team. His journey includes a notable stint as VP of Supply Chain and Strategic Sourcing for Kentucky Trailer, where he spent 17 successful years. Born and raised in Southern Indiana, Robert obtained his degree in Business Management from Indiana University SE. What he loves most about his career in Supply Chain is building relationships, which he continues in his new role.


Outside of work, Robert enjoys traveling and cherishing moments with his family and friends.

Micah Sutfin

WOOD TECHNOLOGY EXPERT

Micah joined Nova in December of 2023 as our Wood Technology Expert. He is responsible for technical support to our sales team and customers, product documentation including technical drawings and designs, product testing and development.


Prior to Nova, Micah served 8 years in the U.S. Air Force. After his service he joined the wood products industry as a fine woodworker specializing in reproduction of architectural moulding and millwork. After three years in industry, he attended Oregon State University earning a B.S. in Renewable Materials and an M.S. in Wood Science from the department of Wood Science and Engineering.


Following graduate school Micah worked as an applications engineer for Arclin (a chemical company specializing in adhesive applications for wooden substrates) where he was responsible for experimental design, product development, and standard compliance. In his free time Micah enjoys woodworking, backpacking, and spending time with his bonsais.

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DIANE GETSIV

ACCOUNTANT

Diane has a BA in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from the University of Washington. Diane worked for a short time in public accounting and then continued her career as a financial and reimbursement analyst for a major hospital system in Portland, Oregon.


In 2005, when Steve and his partners started Nova, Diane began working for the company. She began doing all the accounting work from her basement, while at the same time taking care of two small boys. Currently, Diane works as the assistant to the CFO and is responsible for all of the accounts payable and payroll for Nova.


In her spare time, Diane enjoys reading, traveling and spending time with her family and friends.

JOYCE GUM

SALES SUPPORT

Joyce has been with Nova USA Wood Products since 2007. She provides sales support on the East Coast for Nova Decking and Trailer Decking, as well as administrative support for Nova Portland.


Joyce was born and raised in New Hampshire. She served 4 years in the U.S. Air Force as an Electronics Specialist. She then worked for Georgia Pacific Corporation for 17 years as Administrative Supervisor, responsible for all administrative functions relating to sales and operations of a building products distribution facility. When the facility closed, she went to work for Coastal Forest Products where she was employed for 8 years as the administrative assistant to the operations manager, responsible for the clerical aspect of inventory control of inbound and outbound transactions.

ANGIE WATSON

SALES SUPPORT

Angie Watson started with the Nova USA Wood Products headquarters in Forest Grove on the Trailer Decking side, as a Sales Support Representative in March of 2023.


She has over 25 years of customer service as an Executive Assistant in the areas of health care, insurance, mortgage, and commercial printing industries. With her experience at previous companies, she has helped increase sales and customer satisfaction by always going above and beyond, to ensure customer transactions are as smooth as possible from start to finish.


She is a native Oregonian and lives in the small town of Gaston where she runs a small 10 acre hobby farm with her husband and son. Angie and her family have been growing their farm for the last 6 years adding cows, alpacas, goats, chickens, cats and a giant livestock guardian dog! She participates in the community farmer’s market and is very involved with the K-12 school with other families, supporting their football, basketball and baseball athletic teams. It’s a close-nit community and she loves her little town of just 800 people.

Kimberly Smith

SALES SUPPORT

Kim joined the Nova team in July 2023 as a sales support person. She has more than25 years of customer service experience which started with her first job at age 14. She graduated from Oregon State University with a degree in Housing Studies with a Design option. With this degree in hand, she has been a construction project manager, plumbing wholesale showroom manager, cabinet designer, and operations manager.


Kim has enjoyed her time volunteering for Habitat for Humanity on and off through the years. These different positions have given me a base to continually shape my knowledge of the building industry.


"During my time off work, I enjoy hiking with my family. Though, our young adult children don’t enjoy the moments of togetherness quite as much as I do."

LORI JOHNSON

ACCOUNTANT

My name is Lori Johnson, I have been with Nova USA Wood for the past year and I do Accounting Support. I have lived in Oregon for the last 20 years. I grew up in Michigan in the Detroit Metro area. I am part of a medieval recreation group called the Society for Creative Anachronism. I like to play role playing games and video games. And I love being a mom.

Meagan Moran

OPERATIONS MANAGER

Meagan Moran has always been highly motivated. From early on in her career she worked with special needs children and volunteered with assisted living for seniors, before moving on to manage at NW Self Storage for over 5 years.


By the time she joined the Nova team in 2019 she was already attending Business Management classes at Portland Community College and continued her studies while working full-time. Meagan started at Nova as an Office Support Specialist, assisting with samples and small packages, but it didn’t take long for her to grab the reins and start working with Sales and warehouse management. And now Meagan is the Operations Manager for both of Nova’s locations in Forest Grove and Memphis Tennessee, travelling frequently between the two warehouses.


Meagan’s drive and organization skills are key to Nova’s continued operational effectiveness. When not working or studying she enjoys remodeling her home, travelling for fun, and supporting the community by attending and working at local events

CHRISTINE MORRISSETT

WAREHOUSE MANAGER

Christine "Chrissy" Morrissett is the Warehouse Manager for Trailerdecking Novawood in Memphis, TN


I am a mom of 3 kids Lindsey, Katelyn, Cameron, have been married to my Husband Mike for 25 years I love to hang out in my backyard entertaining Family & Friends, bon fires, grilling, swimming, playing corn hole or just sit and relax and watch the birds. I do love the outdoors and maintaining my many flower beds in my yard throughout my property. Love to cook and bake.... loves to laugh and to make others smile.


Huge TN VOLS FAN!!

ALEX GETSIV

IT ASSISTANT

Alex has been working with Nova on and off in various roles since August 2014. After graduating Oregon State University with a degree in Business Information Systems, Alex joined Nova full time as an IT Assistant in May of 2022.


He is a passionate sports fan whose allegiances lie with the Oregon State Beavers and the Portland Trail Blazers. He enjoys snowboarding in the winter and golfing in the Spring and Summer.

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MADI MULLER

VISUAL DESIGNER

Madi is a talented Visual Designer pulling from her background as a freelance designer & personal trainer. With a keen eye for aesthetics and a passion for creativity, Madi has been instrumental in elevating the brands of both Nova USA Wood and TrailerDecking.com. Madi's journey began at the University of Oregon, where she studied Digital Arts and honed her craft as a designer. She has since expanded her skill set by earning a certificate in UX/UI design, allowing her to bring a user-centric approach to her work.


When Madi is AFK she is always exploring new avenues of creativity and self-expression. Whether drawing, hitting the gym, attending concerts, playing video games, or spending quality time with friends, With her boundless energy, dedication, and passion for design, Madi is a force to be reckoned with in the world of visual artistry.