Management Leadership

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Jeff Duda

Jeff Duda, President

Jeff worked in reforestation in the U.S. before attending college. He studied engineering at the Merchant Marine Academy and received a Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Washington. Jeff has been involved in real estate and investment management in the U.S. for 20 years. He began investing in Panama in 2001. In addition to his work with Panama Teak Forestry, he runs Panama Casa, the country´s premier property management company.
Jack McCotter

Jack McCotter, Secretary

Jack has over 20 years of experience in the timber business in the U.S. He currently divides his time between Panama and Washington State, where he runs a successful business. Jack brings his extensive timber industry experience to locating and evaluating new properties for Panama Teak Forestry.

Grant Glessing

Grant Glessing, Treasurer

Grant graduated from Oregon State University with an honors degree in Forest Resources Management. Grant divides his time between Panama and British Columbia, where he manages over 200,000 hectares of reforested land for a private timber company.