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About The Pallet Alliance

The Pallet Alliance was founded in 1995 based on a simple vision – providing a pallet program tailored to each customer’s specific needs. Rather than simply selling pallets, The Pallet Alliance provides custom pallet solutions for large, multi-site companies in the U.S. and Canada. Single-source accountability for design, integration, optimization and ongoing management differentiates The Pallet Alliance from its competitors, providing collaborative, creative solutions tailored to efficiently meet each customer’s current and future requirements.

A culture of collaboration

The Pallet Alliance believes in challenging the traditional customer-vendor relationship to create a collaborative partnership. This is achieved by looking at the customer’s complete supply chain picture, factoring in local demands with operations across the nation. The result? Exceeding customer expectations while optimizing cost, quality, and efficiency.

The Pallet Alliance is committed to:

  • Evaluating all the factors that drive cost to bring maximum value
  • Balancing the needs of end users with pallet vendor capabilities
  • Questioning assumed limits and championing continuous improvement
  • Fostering a collaborative, empowering work culture
  • Considering the green dimension of our actions and minimizing our environmental impact
  • Embracing and promoting diversity in all business activities (including WBENC membership)

Leadership

Michael Jones | Director, IT & Strategic Growth

Mike’s unique background brings a fresh perspective to the pallet industry. After serving in the Air Force and working for the National Weather Service, Mike joined The Pallet Alliance in 2005. Mike manages IT systems, growth and strategic planning. Mike ensures The Pallet Alliance has sufficient infrastructure to support expansion and implements strategies to maximize efficiency and reliability. Mike holds a degree in Literature from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Derek Kiser | Director, Process Development

Derek has worked for the Pallet Alliance since 2007 managing customer relationships and developing pallet programs at the plant and corporate level. He concentrates on supply chain efficiency, new sales and implementation, brand development, continuous improvement and cost savings, strategic RFP’s, and proactive departmental alignment. Derek graduated from East Carolina University in 2007 with a degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Management.

Tyson Steffens | Business Development Manager

Tyson joined The Pallet Alliance in 2003 as business development manager creating custom solutions for customers by working with them to bring process refinement, pallet design and sourcing together as a singular effort. He began his career as an operations manager for USG, managing production, quality and shipping. Tyson serves as a trusted advisor to customers and builds collaborative partnerships that deliver value at a plant and corporate level. Tyson holds a degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Akron and a MBA from the Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Other Experts

Joe Movic
Program Specialist
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Dabney Beahm
Design and Implementation Specialist
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Mike Oakley
Design and Implementation Specialist
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Darrin Wenstrand
Systems Administrator
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