"with over 175 years cumulative experience in the sawmilling industry..."
 

 







Our Team

 

Doug Tinsley, Owner

 

Jeff Nobles, Senior Project Manager

 

Shayne Smoke, Professional Engineer

 

Steve Buckles, Project Manager

 

John Edwards III, Project Coordinator

 

Joe Hall, Designer

 

Mike Rice, Draftsperson

 

Ron Day, Draftsperson

 

Amy Tinsley, Office Manager

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Doug Tinsley, Owner 

Doug has a background of over 30 years in heavy industry with over 20 years in the forest products industry in various capacities including special projects engineering, turnkey project management, technical sales and project design / development.  He has managed numerous aspects of a sawmill forest products equipment manufacturing facility, including the conception, detail design and construction of a number of turnkey sawmill and planer mill facilities.  Doug also has International experience in the startup and management of heavy industrial equipment manufacturing facilities, primarily in Southeast Asia.

General Management:

  • Small and large scale equipment manufacturing operations.

  • Sales management for (2) major companies, one of which engaged in the supply and manufacture of sawmill equipment and related services.

  • Turnkey sawmill and planer mill construction projects

Production and financial management:

  • Sawmill and petrochemical equipment manufacturing facilities.

  • Accounting system development/maintenance.

  • Forecast and production for small and large scale equipment manufacturing operations.

  • Major capital expenditure responsibility for design/manufacturing/construction projects

Engineering and design in the forest products industry:

  • Sawmill and planer mill processing equipment design, for all breakdown processes from the stem to the finished product.

  • Conceptual design of all aspects of various turnkey sawmill and planer mill facilities.

  • Inventor/patent holder for machinery used in the industry – (1) issued, (1) pending.

  • Mill flow, piece count, recovery and production analysis.

  • Assessment services.

  • Equipment efficiency analysis.

 Project planning and feasibility:

  • Capital cost estimates and project management for various sawmill / planer mill projects, from greenfield facilities to existing facility retrofits/rebuilds.

  • Investment and cash flow analysis for all phases of sawmill/planer mill projects.

  • Maintenance planning.

EDUCATION:

 B.S. Mechanical Engineering (Summa Cum Laude) with electives in Forestry, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, Louisiana

AFFILIATIONS:

 Registrant – Louisiana Professional Engineering and Land Surveying Board, registration # T-16932 (EIT).

Past Chairman – Louisiana Tech Industrial Advisory Board.

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

 

Jeff Nobles, Senior Project Manager

Jeff’s background includes over 30 years of experience in the forest products industry including consulting, engineering and sales, as well as project and engineering management.

Jeff has specific experience in the following: 

  • Project management for equipment manufacturing company

  • Log processing and merchandising systems

  • Large and small log sawmill design

  • Planing mill design

  • Fuel handling systems

  • Chip plants

  • Feasibility studies

  • Electrical engineering

  • Structural steel and Foundations

EDUCATION:

Garland County Community College, Hot Springs, Arkansas

International Correspondence School

 

Shayne Smoke, Professional Engineer

Shayne’s background includes over 25 years of experience in the forest products and related industries including consulting, construction, machinery design and sales, as well as project and business management.

 Shayne has specific experience in the following:

  • Log processing and merchandising systems

  • Large and small log sawmill design

  • Planing mill design

  • Fuel handling systems

  • Chip plants

  • Feasibility studies

  • Systems controls

  • Hydraulic systems design

  • On site system start-up

  • Cost estimating

  • Plywood

 EDUCATION:

  B.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas

 AFFILIATIONS:

 Registrant – Louisiana Professional Engineering and Land Surveying Board, registration # 23513 (PE).

 

Steve Buckles, Project Manager

Steve’s background includes over 25 years of experience in the forest products industry including consulting, sawmill machinery detail engineering, and civil / construction related engineering, as well as project and engineering management.

Steve has specific experience in the following: 

  • Log processing and merchandising systems

  • Large and small log sawmill design

  • Planing mill design

  • Fuel handling systems

  • Chip plants

  • Feasibility studies

  • Structural steel

  • Foundations

  • Project management for equipment manufacturing company

EDUCATION:

 Associate Degree, University Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, Mississippi

 

John Edwards III, Project Coordinator

John's background includes over 10 years working with sawmill machinery and has mechanical design experience in the forest products industry. 

John has specific experience in the following:

  • Sawmill and planer mill equipment design

  • Lumber and log transfer systems

  • New products development and design

  • Log processing and merchandising systems

  • Structural steel

  • Foundations

  • Feasibility studies

 EDUCATION: 

  National Park Community College, Hot Springs, Arkansas

 

Joe Hall, Designer

Joe has a background of over 20 years of layout and design experience in the forest products and related industries. 

Joe has specific experience in the following

  • Refuse and fuel systems

  • Sawmill and planer mill machine center conveying systems

  • Refuse and fuel systems

  • Lumber and log transfer systems

  • New product development

  • Civil and structural projects support

  • Project management

 EDUCATION:

 University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Little Rock, Arkansas

 

Mike Rice, Draftsperson

Mike has a background of over 15 years design experience in the forest products and related industries. 

Mike has experience in the following:

  • Sawmill and planer mill conveying equipment

  • Lumber and log transfer systems

  • New products development and design

 EDUCATION: 

  Southern Technical College, Little Rock, Arkansas

 

Ron Day, Draftsperson

Ron has 5 years experience in the forest products and related industries.

 Ron has experience in the following: 

  • Sawmill and planer mill conveying equipment

  • Lumber and log transfer systems

 EDUCATION:

 Associate of Science (Electronics / Physics) University of Minnesota