Who We Are
Our mission is to deliver the best experience in pallet management through expertise, innovation, transparency and impeccable customer service. Pallet Alliance develops professionally managed pallet programs tailored by industry experts that drive both financial and intrinsic value to your organization. We deliver value, peace of mind and sustainable best practices that accelerate the optimization of your national pallet program.
Mike was brought on board Pallet Alliance in 2005 to modernize its information systems. While director of IT systems, Mike created the infrastructure necessary to support custom solutions and expansion of the company’s data analysis and presentation capabilities. In his current role, Mike helps develop innovative pallet-based solutions to provide customers with greater insight into their supply chain operations, giving Pallet Alliance customers a competitive advantage. Mike holds a B.A. from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Derek joined Pallet Alliance in 2007 and quickly moved into a leadership role where he improved key operating processes and managed rebranding strategies. Derek has served in many critical roles within Pallet Alliance including client service, accounting, technical, strategic and business development positions. He now focuses on leading the company’s operations, logistics and fulfillment division. His passion for developing and optimizing data-driven, sustainable solutions creates unmatched value within our industry. Derek graduated from East Carolina University with a degree in Business Administration concentrating on Management and is a Green Belt in Lean Six Sigma.
Pallet Programs & Design
Joe has more than 15 years of experience championing sales and growth efforts for Pallet Alliance. As a program specialist, Joe focuses on program design, sales and implementation, leveraging extensive experience in program development, PDS pallet design and on-site environmental scans. Before joining Pallet Alliance, Joe worked with the Center for Packaging and Unit Load Design, the premier research lab in the world for packaging systems. Joe holds a degree in Wood Science and Forest Products with a concentration in Packaging Science from Virginia Tech, the premier and only school with a focus on pallets.
Mike has worked within the pallet industry for over 20 years. His professional background as an operations manager for a recycled pallet company includes diverse experience and a unique skill set focusing on inventory control, material procurement, pallet construction and program development. He is well versed in understanding the needs of customers and ensuring products are designed to meet plant specifications.
Dabney brings an expertise in wood science, packaging materials and pallet design to his role designing and implementing customized pallet solutions to solve material handling challenges. Before joining Pallet Alliance, Dabney worked in the William Sardo pallet-testing lab at Virginia Tech and engaged in a pallet and packaging improvement initiative with a major plastic films manufacturer. Dabney holds a degree in Wood Science from Virginia Tech and leverages experience training with Best Load and PDS.
Chandler joined Pallet Alliance after earning his B.S. in Packaging Systems & Design and M.S. in Forest Products from Virginia Tech. His course of study focused on material science, sustainability and distribution packaging. His thesis project investigated the impact of pallet design on unit load performance. Chandler’s experience includes working in the Center for Packaging and Unit Load Design as a lab manager. He also held an internship with a large-scale plastic packaging supplier working on improving warehouse efficiencies. His role with Pallet Alliance includes custom pallet and unit load design, conducting site visits and supporting IoT initiatives.
Garrett brings over 15 years of professional experience to our team within the wood products and pallet industry. A graduate of Virginia Tech, Garrett received his Bachelor’s of Science and Master’s degree in wood science, forestry and forest products. His technical knowledge relating to quality control, design, materials and packaging is an asset to our customers as he helps them achieve evidence-based program solutions while delivering cost savings and growth opportunities.
Sales & Marketing
Patrick has served at executive levels in both industrial and consumer products industries for over 20 years. His experience includes a position as President of Woelco (now owned by CCL). There he led a financial turnaround, achieving an average revenue growth rate of 32% per year. Patrick has also served on the Board of Directors at AIM, an industry association involved in IoT solutions. Prior to his industrial products experience, Patrick was an Executive at Sara Lee Personal Products (now Hanes Brands) at the Director level. Patrick joined Pallet Alliance as Senior Vice President, where he will lead initiatives to drive increased revenue and profits with a focus on new national accounts. Patrick received a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in Pre-Law with a minor in Business.
Erin has a diverse professional background which includes experience in web content development, branding, e-commerce merchandising and account management. As marketing manager for Pallet Alliance, she focuses on driving brand awareness, developing strategic marketing campaigns, leading engagement opportunities and creating impactful material content. Erin received a B.S. from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro in Consumer Marketing and Business Administration.
Information Systems & Finance
Namrita joined Pallet Alliance with a wealth of business systems analysis and accounting expertise. She possesses comprehensive knowledge of Dynamics GP and ERP systems integration, as well as the background accounting functions. As Senior Network and Systems Administrator, Namrita also manages our cutting-edge IT services department. Namrita received a B.S. in Computer Science from The University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a M.S. in Computer Information Systems from Bellevue University.
Allen joined Pallet Alliance with almost thirty years of experience in finance. He most recently served as an Associate Chair for Administration at the UNC School of Medicine and at Wake Forest Baptist Health prior to that. He has extensive experience in reorganizing financial policies for growth, expanding business opportunities, and bringing efficiencies to administrative operations. Allen holds a B.A. from the University of Rochester and a master’s degree from Boston University.
Kevin joined Pallet Alliance in 2017 to execute systems development and analysis projects. In his time here, Kevin has increased workflow efficiencies by creating tools that have streamlined complex processes. Currently, he spearheads the development of analysis tools for Pallet Alliance’s IntelliPallet platform, using environmental data and telemetry to gain insights into supply chains. Kevin holds a B.S. from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in Computer Science and is currently working on his M.S. in Analytics from Georgia Institute of Technology.