Personnel

Our Principals:

Edward Robbins
 
Edward and Carol Robbins are the founders of Ohio Valley Veneer, Inc., which was established in 1990. They started in the timber business with a logging crew and expanded their operation with the acquisition of a sawmill located on No Name Road in Piketon, OH. This mill was at one time owned by Ed’s father, Bill Robbins, and his grandfather, Art Barker. The Barker family had several family-owned sawmills, dating back to World War II with Ed’s great-grandfather Floyd Barker, who produced lumber for the government during the war. His grandfather Oval Montgomery was also a logger back when mules were the only means of log transportation, and this is where Bill Robbins got his start in the timber industry.
 
Ed and Carol expanded in 1999 with the purchase of a second sawmill located on US Route 23 in Piketon, Ohio.  Ed installed three Woodmizer LT 300 mills, and today this location is dedicated exclusively to the milling of walnut lumber. In 2003, Ed started Ohio Valley Chipping, a chip mill located in Greenup, KY. At this facility the wood is chipped by a Morbark 83″ 4-knife chipper and is then loaded onto barges for shipping on the Ohio River to Hawesville, KY. This mill produces 190,000 tons of chips annually. In 2010 OVV expanded once again with the purchase of the Crownover mill located in Peebles, OH. This mill operates with two Inovec Stero Scanners, 2-8′ band head rigs, and a Cleerman 42 LP carriage for the production of 15 million feet annually.
 
Ed and Carol live in Pike County, Ohio near their children Hope, Art and Eddie and welcomed their first grandchild, Harper Grace Robbins, in 2012.
 
 
Bill Robbins
Founder, Robbins Lumber

Dwight Imler
Chief Operating Officer, Ohio Valley Chipping
 
Dwight started in the forest industry over 31 years ago with Lyons Equipment, where he ultimately served as the Chief Operating Officer.  Dwight started with OVV in 2005 at the chip mill located in Greenup, KY, and under his leadership the production at this facility has grown threefold. Dwight continues to oversee operations throughout OVV.
 

Our Wonderful Team:


Debbie Elliott
Executive Administrator of Ohio Valley Veneer, Inc.
 
Kelly Burton
Secretary

Steve Robbins
Peebles Mill Manager

Allen Yutzy
International Operations Manager
 
Don Dewey
Forester and Timber Buyer
 
Gene Wannamacher
Walnut Division
 
Jeff Brewster
Mill Manager, Ohio Valley Chipping
 
Eddie Robbins
Transportation and Trucking Division

Ryan Knight
Agricultural Manager
 
Art Robbins
Transportation and Trucking Division
 
Brian Brownfield
Sales Manager

Dave Scharf
Field Log Buyer, Southern Region
 
Steve McCain
Chief Financial Officer