Customer-based, knowledgeable crane mat experts
At Buckeye Mats, our team goes beyond simply offering crane mats for sale. Our combined 32 years of experience and loyal relationships with North American mills and suppliers set us apart. Our team is on your team.
Please feel free to contact our team and give us the chance to earn your business.
Steve joined the Buckeye Mats team in 2015 with nine years’ experience in the crane mat industry. Prior to that he brings over 20 years of experience trading commodity lumber products. Steve assembled the mat team based on the mission statement, “To provide our customers and suppliers with the very best service, quality and prices available. We believe it all starts with the selection of the team and our core values.”
Steve played basketball at Hawaii Pacific University and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics. He and his wife Cindy have three daughters and one son. They lead a very active life primarily focused on their children’s’ activities and sporting events. In their free time they enjoy spending time at the beach and exploring new places.
Mike is very active in his community, and has coached youth sports for over 20 years. He and his wife Julie enjoy spending time and traveling with four children and three grand children. Mike loves the outdoors and when there’s any free time, you can find him on the golf course.
He is very into football and basketball, and is a die-hard Dallas Cowboy and Portland Trailblazer fan. He also enjoys golfing on the weekends as well as spending time with friends and family.
Field Representative/Mat Grader
John joined the Buckeye Mat team in 2015 after spending three years in the crane mat industry. Prior to that, he gained over 10 years of experience buying, selling, grading and installing composite and timber mats.
John primarily travels the United States for Buckeye Mats helping customers determine the best options for their matting needs. In addition, John grades mats for Buckeye on buybacks and assists customers with any problems they may have. Feel free to call Buckeye and request John to come out and help you with any future projects you may have.
Jordan joined the Buckeye Mats team in early 2019 with 5 years of experience as a sales representative in the building materials industry in the Pacific Northwest.
Jordan was born and raised in Indiana and attended Indiana University. He moved to Portland in 2011 and has loved every minute of it. He enjoys spending his time away from work playing basketball, golfing, and socializing with friends and family.
Max was born and raised in Portland, OR, and moved back to Portland from San Antonio to work at Buckeye. He spends his free time coaching youth baseball, golf and spending time with his family.
After graduating from the University of Maine in 1992, Matt got his start in the lumber business working for Jim Gillies Lumber in Gray, Maine. In April of 1995, he joined Forest City Trading Group as a lumber trader and eventually became Vice President at Richmond International Forest Products where he spent 20 years.
In early 2015, he accepted the position as President of Buckeye Mats and Buckeye Pacific, moving his family out west to Portland, Oregon.
Tracy joined Buckeye Mats in 2018 with over 15 years of credit manager experience in the construction wholesale and distribution industry. She leads the credit department and is responsible for the oversight of our accounts receivables department for the company.
Tracy is the proud mother of two sons. She enjoys spending time with her family, playing and watching soccer and being in the outdoors. firstname.lastname@example.org.