McKillican Group of Companies
McKillican International, Inc.
McKillican International, Inc. - Founder/CEO
McKillican International, Inc. - President/COO
Vice President of U.S. Division
Vice President of Marketing
North West Regional Manager
Director of Commercial Projects
Gary started in the industry in his late teens and worked for Fyfe Smith Hardwoods, a company which had its beginnings on the West Coast of Canada importing hardwood lumber from the early 1900's.
Gary began his career in the warehouse and progressively worked in all elements of distribution including the order desk, outside sales, and eventually into leadership and management.
Along the way, Gary was given the opportunity to be the hardwood buyer for the company and travelled extensively to mills in the Eastern United States and Canada. This provided Gary with a heartfelt respect for the forests and the people who work in the industry.
"I really appreciate the forest lands in North America, the people, and companies who make their livelihood there... they are a marvelous group of companies and people. These opportunities and experiences have been the foundation of my love of the wood industry and respect for the environment."
In 1978, Gary started McKillican Hardwood Limited and carried on the distribution of hardwood lumber and plywood.
As McKillican begins its 4th decade, the company continues to hold fast to the principles and values which are found at the center of its plans, activities, and culture.
At the core, our desire is to have our people make the right choices for our customers, the company, and each other, enhancing our mutual business and career goals. Beyond this, it is our hope that as a group of people we represent the organization in such a way that we can make a difference in our industry and the world.
With a focus on strong leadership and individual stewardship, it is our goal to create upper quartile results and opportunities for our customers, the company, and our people.
We are committed to learning and development to enhance our effectiveness and productivity. We believe in relationships being the foundation of the dignity and pride we exhibit in our job performance. Finally, we believe in a positive approach exemplified with a spirit of adventure in our people.