MEET OUR TEAM
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Clark Fletcher, PresidentClark grew up in his father's cabinet shop and started sweeping floors and sanding plywood cabinet parts at fourteen. He joined his father in the cabinet business after completing his Industrial Engineering studies at Iowa State University in 1977 and immediately implemented the use of computers by building a Heathkit H8 microcomputer and writing an inventory control program for a line of manufactured cabinetry. Since that time, Clark has strived to push the technological edge in the business.
Front Row L to R: Shellie Wiles, Geoffrey Taylor, Roy Hefley, Jeremie McElduff
Back Row: Elvan Landerman, Scott Burns, Clay Gittins, Charles Heller, Christopher Niemeyer
Clark Fletcher, President
Clark grew up in his father’s cabinet shop and started sweeping floors and sanding plywood cabinet parts at fourteen. He joined his father in the cabinet business after completing his Industrial Engineering studies at Iowa State University in 1977 and immediately implemented the use of computers by building a Heathkit H8 microcomputer and writing an inventory control program for a line of manufactured cabinetry. Since that time, Clark has strived to push the technological edge in the business with design software, nested based manufacturing, and data based management software to improve our employees’ skills, streamline our manufacturing processes, and provide the best products for our customers. With over forty years of experience in the architectural casework and woodwork industry, Clark strives to develop the next generation of motivated woodworkers. Clark is an avid paddler. When spring arrives he is often found in his canoe (not kayak!) on Lizard Creek surfing the waves, eddying around rocks, prying away from the rocks, avoiding the strainers and sweepers, and ferrying to a nice take-out spot. If you understand these terms, you’re welcome to check the CFS and join him at the put-in.
Joe Jackson, Vice President
Joe joined the company in 1993 to manage a new venture to supply cabinets for Dodgen Bornfree Recreational Vehicles of Humboldt, Iowa. When Dodgen decided to put in their own cabinet manufacturing line in 1999, Joe began to build our commercial casework market. With a Business Administration degree from Iowa State University and a Business Education degree from Buena Vista University, Joe handles the business and estimating departments for the company. Joe purchased Bill Fletcher’s (Clark’s father) half of the business in 2005 and enjoys working with Clark to build a solid employee and community focused company. Joe loves coaching and developing young athletes. He currently serves as Head Boys Soccer coach and Head Boys and Girls Cross Country coach for Fort Dodge Senior High School. He is married to Teresa Jackson, Iowa Central English Professor and Theatre Director. As daughter Tara ventures to grad school and son Alex to finish a science degree at the University of Northern Iowa, Joe and Teresa look to return to the bright lights of the stage, another one of Joe’s avocations.
Danny Fiferlick, Production Manager
Danny plans the production schedule and coordinates all manufacturing processes in order to assure timely and quality completion and delivery of our customers’ casework and millwork. Having worked in all areas of the plant, he is also tasked with improving our employees’ productivity. He accomplishes this through specific and accurate communication, involvement of employees in decision making, continuous training, and team building. Danny is results driven and consistently evaluates his own skills. He strives to provide a work atmosphere that is encouraging and uplifting, knowing that when our craftsmen and women enjoy their jobs, efficiency, quality, and productivity improve. Danny is a family man who enjoys spending time with his son and two grandsons. He is an avid fan of football and a rabid fan of the Minnesota Vikings. When the ice melts and the temperature hits fifty, you’ll find him riding his motorcycle. Once the temp gets a little warmer he loves to participate in bike runs for charities like Habitat for Humanity and Hogs for Dogs.
Shane Peterson, Lead Production Detailer
Shane brings a wide range of industrial drafting and production knowledge to Fletcher Wood Products. He has an AAS Degree in Engineering & Design from Iowa Central Community College and has experience in factory assembly work, Motorcycle & ATV vehicle service, construction, process control engineering and product development engineering. This background allows him to take a project from the shop drawing stage to the production floor using Draftsite, Cabinet Vision, and our own Enterprise software to calculate and order materials and prepare work orders and machine programs for cabinets, countertops, woodwork, and monumental pieces. Shane effectively bridges the sales and manufacturing divide communicating effectively with both our sales and production teams, as well as customers and architects to produce products which meet or exceed the specifications for each project. Shane treasures spending time with his family, being outdoors, and building radio control cars and airplanes. He also enjoys motorcycling, motorcycle racing, and Formula I racing. In addition, he volunteers for the Cub Scouts and as a youth soccer coach.
Dalton Dutcher, Project Draftsman
Dalton started as an inventory control clerk in 2014 and also worked as a cabinet assembler before moving into the office to detail cabinets. These positions allowed him to learn about our products in order to become a draftsman in 2016. Dalton’s main role is to prepare submittal drawings to the plans and specifications of each project.
Read more: Dalton grew up in Fort Dodge and has college coursework in the visual arts. He enjoys music, art, and games. His free time is spent playing games with friends and family, and keeping his kitten fed.
Bruce Gast, Project Manager
Bruce brings twenty-five years of experience in the retail lumberyard industry to his position as project manager. Bruce ensures consistent communication is maintained with our customers. After completely familiarizing himself with the scope and specifications of the job, he coordinates shop drawing and product submittals and hands off the project to engineering after a close review of returned submittals. Bruce closely monitors changes in project schedules and project scope and maintains close contact with our customers and their field personnel ensuring that projects are completed and delivered on schedule. Bruce strives to minimize surprises for us and our customers.
Logan Gillis, Production Detailer
Logan recently moved into the position of Production Detailer after running one of our CNC machines for the last six months. Logan loves a challenge and uses Cabinet Vision to prepare cabinets for production.