Things you should know…
- Virginia Beach, VA (HQ)
- Ivory Coast
- Paris, France PENROD Europe Headquarters
Through an integrated and automated international communications and data delivery network, the company distributes the finest selection of forest, metal and PVC products available. Penrod customers are assured quality products, the access to a broad product mix, and exemplary service that starts with a prompt response.
While our reach is global, our touch is personal — our customers enjoy individual attention, innovative solutions and the understanding that product specifications and timeline requirements will be as important to us as they are to you.
Teamwork leads the way
Mr. Heidt is active outside the company, as a former chairman of the Hardwood Plywood & Veneer Association (HPVA), a member of many professional associations, and participates on the Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Forest Products in the U.S. Department of Commerce.
Mr. Heidt is also actively involved in the American Red Cross, and recently served as Vice-Chair of the American Red Cross Board of Governors. He currently serves on the Governing Board of the International Federation of Red Cross based in Geneva, and as Chairman of the Board of Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters, the largest free-standing children’s hospital in the state of Virginia.
Mr. Heidt holds an undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
In 2010, he was elected president of St-Raymond Veneer (SRV). With his current responsibilities, Mr. Heidt oversees the distribution of Penrod’s forest products in North America and the overall management of SRV.
Mr. Heidt was elected Chairman of the Board of Directors for the North American Industry Trade Association, the Hardwood Plywood and Veneer Association (HPVA).
Mr. Heidt holds an undergraduate degree from North Carolina State University, and an MBA from the College of William and Mary.
Mr. Nielsen operated his own company, Atlantic Millwork, after leaving East Asiatic in 1980. Atlantic Millwork was producing millwork products and started importing hinges and hardware in 1982. After closing the company in 1987, Mr. Nielsen started Penrod’s Hardware division in 1988. In 2004, he started the PVC division, XO by Penrod.
Mr. Kephart holds a B.S. in Accounting from Old Dominion University. Mr. Kephart is a licensed CPA.