Nova USA Wood Products
Importer of Premium Hardwood Products
Nova is committed to providing the best products, service and value possible in its hardwood programs by
combining its own agile and efficient operational infrastructure with a large network of leading
South American and Asian manufacturers.
Premium Hardwood Flooring, Decking, Truck Flooring & Kiln Sticks
With offices in Northern and Southern Brazil, and in Indonesia, Nova offers the very best in quality control,
logistics, product knowledge and supplier relationships. Nova also works with the leading manufacturers in
South America and Asia to give our customers superior, top-quality products at the most competitive
Our US import division was started in 2005 and now includes warehouse locations throughout the US.
Our US headquarters are in Portland, OR where we manage finance and accounting, information technology and marketing.
Our Pledge To You
- We develop long-term partnerships with our customers and suppliers.
- We follow through on our commitments.
- We strive to be the best we can be, constantly working to improve.
- We treat our business partners with respect.
About Our Company
Nova USA was founded in 2005 by Steve Getsiv, John McGlocklin and David Zugman. Together they formed Nova USA Wood,
creating an outstanding international trading company that specializes in wholesale flooring, decking, trailer decking,
wood siding, and accessories. Bill Christou joined Nova in 2009 as a partner in the business and now manages our
exterior decking and truck flooring programs.
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
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.
Owners & Partners in Nova USA Wood Products
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.
David Zugman runs Nova's buying office in Curitiba Brazil. A graduate of Curitiba’s FAE
Business School with a degree in business administration, he speaks fluent Portuguese,
French, Spanish, Italian, Hebrew, and English.
David’s professional career began in 1969 in his family’s business, which was known throughout Brazil
and Latin America for its operations in civil construction, transportation and logistics, reforestation, and
lumber. For 22 years he worked in the family business in various capacities, from sales to industrial
management to finances. In 1991, he set up ZM4 Industry and Commerce,
which dealt in reforestation and maintained a network of commercial operations throughout Southern
Brazil. In September of 2000, David and John McGlocklin set up Nova Forest Products Ltda in Curitiba, Brazil
using ZM4 infrastructure to produce and export high‐quality wood products and provide agency purchasing
relationships to companies throughout the world.
David’s professional activities have been focused full‐time with Nova since its inception. His
responsibilities at Nova include operational, financial and administrative management of the Brazilian
procurement office. He also directly handles accounts in Europe and Asia and supervises the business of
the other procurement traders who are actively selling to those regions.
Aside from his professional activities, David is a renowned artist and scupltor.
He has exhibited his work in innumerable solo and collective exhibits in Brazil and overseas - and enjoyed
permanent expositions in Brazilian museums as well as in private collections both in Brazil and
throughout the world.
The Nova Team - Professional, Hard Working, and Ready to Assist
Our team of professionals is based in Forest Grove, Oregon, just West of Portland, Oregon.