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Key Personnel

Ben CarlisleBenjamin D. Carlisle, President
Ben is the great-grandson of founder George T. Carlisle.  Having served on the company’s board of directors since 2003, Ben joined the company as vice-president in 2010, and was elected President in 2013. A native of Bangor, Ben returned to Maine after working in the Boston region for 13 years, where he consulted for regulated utility companies such as Verizon, Waste Management, CSX Transportation, and Exelon Energy. After leaving consulting to attend business school, Ben worked in private equity and mergers & acquisitions advisory briefly before returning back to Bangor. Ben currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Maine Forest Products Council, North Maine Woods, and the Maine Forest & Logging Museum. He is a graduate of Hamilton College, and holds an M.B.A. with high distinction from the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College.

George & Dave CarlisleDavid M. Carlisle, Chairman (left)
David joined P&C as treasurer in 1974. He became president in 1982 and board chair in 2001. He remains active in company affairs on a full-time basis and serves on a number of business, charitable, and professional boards. David is the grandson of George T. Carlisle, founder of P&C. David graduated from Bowdoin College in 1962 with a B.A. in economics and served as a commercial lending officer with State Street Bank in Boston from 1964 to 1974.

George D. Carlisle (above right)
George D. Carlisle, son of Prentiss & Carlisle founder George T. Carlisle, graduated from the University of Maine with a forestry degree in 1935. He spent three years with the U.S. Forest Service and then returned to Bangor to serve as P&C's treasurer and, soon thereafter, as the company's president. He was elected a Fellow of the Society of American Foresters and served on the executive committee of the Forest Resources Association.

In addition to many other accomplishments, George served as chairman of Northeast Bankshares and as a director of Norstar Bankcorp, now Fleet Bank; and he is a past president of the University of Maine Foundation. In the mid 1940's, George served as chairman of the Bangor School Board and became mayor of the city in 1948.

Dave Maddocks David C. Maddocks, Vice President
After a diverse career in forest products — forest technician, operations forester, woodlands operations manager, sawmill production manager, and mill manager for a variety of companies — Dave joined P&C in 2001. Dave oversees and coordinates the marketing of Prentiss & Carlisle's timber products.  Dave graduated from the University of Maine with a B.S. in forest management in 1984.

Brent Martin Brent K. Martin, Vice President
Brent joined P&C in 2012 after working in the forest products industry for the past 15 years. His experience covers a broad range including working in the heavy equipment industry where he specialized in equipment training and harvest operations while managing the sales force to meet the growing needs of the customers. Previously Brent’s experience with a New England based forestry firm exposed him to managing an aerial herbicide crew using GPS and GIS mapping for various industrial land owners. Today, Brent is responsible for P&C's Harvest Operations division. He is a 1997 graduate of the University of Maine in Orono, with a B.S. in Forest Management.

Bill Miller William H. Miller, Vice President
Bill joined P&C in 1985, after graduating from the University of Maine with a B.S. in forest management and from Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies with an M.F. degree. Bill is responsible for the company's Forest Resource Management activities and also manages P&C's forest information systems including GIS, computer mapping, forest inventory, and growth and yield modeling.

Tom Nelson Thomas R. Nelson, Vice President
Tom joined P&C in 1972, starting out by working as a service technician during summer vacations. Tom eventually took on responsibility for the layout and supervision of harvest operations, and then became the company's regional forester, responsible for land in the southern region of Maine. In 2003, he launched the company's new Woodlot Management Services division, which he now leads. Tom graduated from the University of Maine with a degree in forest management in 1977. His father, Forrest Nelson, was also a professional forester and lifetime P&C employee, serving from 1951 to 1985.

Mike O'Connor Michael J. O'Connor, Chief Financial Officer
Mike joined P&C in 2000 as CFO and was elected treasurer in 2001. He oversees financial reporting for both P&C and its clients and is also responsible for the company's Accounting Division, including all office functions, tax reporting, employee benefits and insurance programs. Mike is a Maine licensed public accountant and past president of the Bangor chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants. He also serves on the board and as treasurer for Maine Forest and Logging Museum. He graduated with highest distinction from Husson College in 1994 and worked as a staff accountant for Berry, Dunn, McNeil & Parker and as the controller for H.E. Sargent before joining P&C.

Sam Radcliffe photoSamuel J. Radcliffe, Vice President
Sam joined Prentiss & Carlisle in 2005 as a result of P&C's acquisition of George Banzhaf & Company, where he served as its president for 17 years. As a forest economist, Sam has nearly 30 years of professional experience in all of the major U.S. forest regions. Sam has authored more than 50 publications and presentations on international trade in forest products, timberland appraisal, geographic information systems, forest policy, ethics, and timber taxation issues. He holds a B.S. in forest management from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and an M.S. in forest economics from the University of California at Berkeley. He is a Certified General Appraiser in five states (Alabama, Georgia, Maine, Michigan, Wisconsin). Sam was named a Fellow of the Society of American Foresters (SAF) after having served on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Forestry, as chair of the Wisconsin Society of American Foresters, and as chair of SAF's National Ethics Committee.

P&C employs 94 employees and 47 foresters.

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