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Neiman Reed’s top management is an integral part of day-to-day trading and work side-by-side with other traders and operational personnel to be responsive to the needs of our customers. That intensive effort every day makes a noticeable difference in the way we are able to conduct business.

We prefer our selling staff to be referred to as “traders”. Because lumber and plywood are a product of “scarcity” (i.e., availability dependent upon relations to suppliers with limited supply), a major component of successful forest products marketing is the timing and cost-effectiveness of the buy. Truly, the most successful salespersons are those who understand the dynamics of “trading”- securing the products through wise procurement and completing the transaction through a professional sales effort. Chances are your Neiman Reed sales representative has buying responsibilities and must devote hours each week to that end.

Each Neiman Reed employee is an important team member contributing directly to filling the needs of our customers. We have a long history of friendly, knowledgeable, and honest employees who represent the very best our industry has to offer. Whether you’re greeted by a Neiman Reed driver or by a Neiman Reed trading professional, we hope you’re treated with the courtesy and respect that you’d come to expect from an industry leader. Maybe that’s one reason why Neiman Reed has become “America’s Largest Stocking Distributor of Pine Commons”.


Ed Langley

Ed Langley has managed the company’s wholesale lumber division since 1983, later promoted to the position of Senior Vice President. Ed has been responsible for directing the company’s growth for over thirty years and specializes in trading pine commons and dry dimension. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, travel, jogging, gardening, piano and exploring our great city.

e-mail : Phone : 818-909-3473

Scott Mackechnie

Scott MacKechnie

Scott MacKechnie has been involved in sales for Neiman Reed since 1983. Before joining Neiman Reed, he was the district sales manager for Telecredit Inc. based in Tampa Florida and prior to that, he was the general manager for Supreme Courts athletic club in Van Nuys, California. Scott specializes in door and millwork accounts and manages the sales team at Neiman Reed. Scott resides in Ventura County. Married to wife Jeannie and is the proud father of three daughters, Ashley, Caitlyn and Hannah. His other interests include surfing, golfing, skiing and fishing.

e-mail : Phone : 818-909-3477


Tim Cheney

Tim Cheney joined the Neiman Reed team in February 2003 after selling his wholesale lumber company that he co-owned for 24 years. He brings over 37 years of forest products industry experience to Neiman Reed. His current position of General Manager has him involved in many areas of the company, which include property improvements, new product development, marketing, buying domestic and international panel products, furring strips, boards, dimension and, of course, selling. His interest includes motorcycling, traveling, astronomy, astrophotography and golfing. Tim is married to his lovely wife Lynn, who is a nurse and a gourmet cook. They are the proud parents of two children, Justin, who has earned a Ph. D. in material sciences at UCSD and Audra who has earned a business degree at Loyola Marymount University.

e-mail : Phone : 818-909-3463

John Maraganis

John joined Neiman Reed over 30 years ago and was promoted to General Operations Manager in 1992. He was raised in northern California and later moved to the southern part of the state. John lives with his wife and daughter on a small ranch outside of Los Angeles. He is an avid sports fan, both as a spectator and participant. John also enjoys spending time with his two stepsons and their families, especially his two grandchildren.

e-mail : Phone : 818-909-3480

Dennis Bauder

Dennis Bauder

Dennis Bauder brings over thirty-five years of lumber experience to the Neiman Reed staff. Growing up in the “timber country” of Oregon, he earned his stripes in forest management and lumber manufacturing, first as a tree faller and a grader in a large sawmill. He has been an active lumber trader for over ten years and prides himself on the personal attention he gives to each of his customers.

e-mail : Phone : 818-909-3466

John Banks

John Banks

John Banks hails from Tuscaloosa, Alabama and made his way to Los Angeles to pursue a career in comedy. Luckily for Neiman Reed his comedy career never took off. John has over 20 years of sales experience and joined the Neiman Reed team in February of 2006. John is in charge of Neiman Reed Lumber’s entire hardwood program and has helped Neiman Reed to become one of the largest distributors of Standard Frame Alder in Southern California. A fun fact – John met Ed Langley (NR Vice President) while serving on jury duty. When he is not working, John enjoys performing Improv , camping, running, hiking and is a member of Toast Masters International.

e-mail : Phone : 818-909-3467

Douglas Greene

Douglas Greene

Douglas Greene is a seasoned trader, joining Neiman Reed in 1986. He likes the challenges each new day brings, including calling on customers that span a wide range of industries. He is particularly well versed in specialty millwork, window and door manufacturing, furniture manufacturing, and packing and crating. He also sources many of the panel products, including southern pine and western fir plywood. On a personal note, Douglas appreciates the outdoors and spends as much time as possible hiking, bicycling, or just enjoying nature.

e-mail : Phone : 818-909-3474

Greg Mitchell

Greg Mitchell

Greg Mitchell began his career with Neiman Reed family back in 1989 by working at our affiliated home center Lumber City, now called Do-it Center. After completing undergraduate studies in psychology at California State University Northridge, he transferred to the wholesale division in 1994. In that time Greg has developed a vast knowledge of millwork, lumber, and panel products for a wide array of manufacturing and retail industries. He also enjoys the process of turning prospects into business partnerships. In his personal life, you will find Greg spending time with his exceedingly patient wife Jennifer and their three children Jack, Katie, and Ray. In his free time, Greg’s passions are creative writing and playing hockey!

e-mail : Phone : 818-909-3475

Jay Orendorff

Jay Orendorff

Jay Orendorff has been a wholesale lumber trader for over thirty years. He joined Neiman Reed in 1989 and is consistently a top-producer. He sources stock inventory, particularly low-grade items, and is responsible for sales to customers across an array of industries, including crating and furniture manufacturers. Jay loves to travel, play golf, listen to music, and read. He is the proud father of daughter Emily.

e-mail : Phone : 818-909-3481

Dennis Wachs

Dennis Wachs

Dennis Wachs is a graduate of Southern Oregon University in Ashland, Oregon and is a former schoolteacher. With over twenty years of wholesale distribution experience, he is a familiar and friendly face in retail lumber yards throughout Southern and Central California. As the account manager for many of these companies, he enjoys developing innovative programs that help them meet the current demands of retailing in an ever-changing marketplace. Additionally, he handles millwork, manufacturing, and entertainment industry accounts and trades actively in the international and domestic marketplace. His involvement with third party certification such as FSC and SFI has helped in establishing Neiman Reed as one of the most diversified, full service lumber companies in the West. On a personal note, Dennis and his wife Janet are proud parents of daughter Julia. A lover of music, Dennis plays the piano and guitar and owns an extensive collection of blues and rock music. On a clear day you’ll find Dennis working in his garden or out on the tennis courts.

e-mail : Phone : 818-909-3479





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