R. Michael Johnson is CEO and President of Cox Industries, a privately owned business specializing in manufacturing and global distribution of pressure-treated wood. Previously, he was an associate vice president with Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, Inc. Mikee is chair of the SC Chamber of Commerce and on the executive committee of the Indian Waters Council of the Boy Scouts of America. He is the current state membership chair for the Young Presidents’ Organization and was recently named one of the “Top 20 Under 40″ by The State newspaper.
Michael is the outgoing Chairman of the South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance, serves as the Chair of the State Workforce Investment Board at the request of Governor Haley and is also the Vice Chair of Governor Haley’s Original Six Foundation. Mikee earned his MBA from the University of South Carolina and his BA in English and political science from Furman University.
Additionally, he has a masters in the field of family business from Kennesaw State and a DBA in the same field. He is a Fellow of the seventh class of the Liberty Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.
Matt Yaun, is currently the Chief Administration Officer for Cox Industries, headquartered in Orangeburg, SC. Cox is a third generation family run business that is a world leader in wood preservation. Cox is in the manufacturing and distribution of specialized lumber products.
Prior to working for Cox Industries he spent 15 years with the United States Air Force. He still serves as a C-17 aircraft commander and holds the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the USAF Reserves.
Matt holds a bachelors degree in Economics from Davidson College and is a graduate of both Squadron Officers School and Air Command and Staff College. He also holds a Masters in the field of family business from Kennesaw State.
Greg Campbell is the Chief Operating Officer for Cox Industries Inc. Greg has over 30 years of experience in almost every facet of the company. Becoming COO in 2007, he is responsible for the not only the operation of the large manufacturing firm, but also for much of the research and development in chemical treating processes. He currently serves as Chairman of the T7 committee, Quality Control, of the American Wood Protection Association and has held this position for the past 5 years.
Greg Campbell is a graduate of the University of South Carolina.
Phil Tetterton is CFO of Cox Industries. Tetterton has over 25 years of financial management experience in industries including manufacturing, distribution and construction. He earned an MBA from UCLA and a BSBA majoring in Accounting from East Carolina University. He continues academic involvement with the ECU College of Business as a member of its Business Advisory Council. Tetterton is a CPA licensed in the state of Virginia.
Barry Breede is the Chief Marketing & Innovation Officer of Cox Industries, Inc. Barry Breede is responsible for overseeing Cox’s corporate innovation and marketing programs, helping Cox identify, develop and bring to market compelling new business opportunities.
Prior to joining Cox Barry held senior leadership positions with several leading global consumer products companies including Electrolux AB, Umbro International and Specialized Bicycles. Barry’s responsibilities spanned corporate and brand strategy, new product development, sourcing, sales, and marketing.
Barry also served as co-founder and Managing Partner of Striker Investment Group, a Philadelphia-based private equity firm investing in middle market companies. Early in his career Barry spent several years working at some of the country’s largest advertising agencies assisting a wide range of multinational clients including Levi Strauss, Nike and Miller Brewing Company.
Richard Lackey joined the Cox Industries family in February 2008 as their General Counsel
Education and Career: Lackey received a Bachelor of Arts in Finance from Wofford College and earned a Juris Doctorate Degree in May 1998 from The University of South Carolina School of Law. Lackey began his legal career in Washington, DC, acting as Legislative Counsel for U.S. Senator Strom Thurmond. Upon returning to his hometown of Orangeburg, Lackey became a prosecutor with the Solicitor’s Office of the First Judicial Circuit where he specialized in violent gun crime prosecution in conjunction with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the State of South Carolina. Immediately prior to joining Cox Industries, Inc., he practiced with Horger, Barnwell, and Reid, LLP.
Lackey is an accomplished attorney with a background in diverse areas of the law including real estate and business transactions, contract drafting and review, litigation, collections, employment, criminal defense, probate, and governmental relations and policy.
March 29, 2016 EFFECTIVE APRIL 1ST ALL 2X8, 2X10 AND 2X12 MATERIAL WILL BE SOLD ONLY IN GROUND CONTACT RETENTION. Recently the American Wood Protection Association (AWPA) has approved modifications to their use category system. The changes address the exact uses of pressure treated lumber in above ground and ground contact applications. As a result […]
March 23, 2016 Recently the American Wood Protection Association (AWPA) has approved modifications to their use category system. The changes address the exact uses of pressure treated lumber in above ground and ground contact applications. As a result of these changes, on or about July 15th, 2016 the wood treating industry will be mandated to […]
Labor Day, is almost here! It’s summer’s last hurrah! Will you be having an outdoor barbecue with family and friends? If so, have you considered checking out the safety level of your deck or balcony? Let’s look at why decks fail and what you can do to prevent it. Deck and balcony failures happen in […]