KAYU® International Team
“Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.” –Andrew Carnegie
“A team is a reflection of its leader.” ― Sunday Adelaja
Steven P Wilson – President
Over 35 years as an industry leader importing and marketing wood products from South East Asia, Central America, South America and New Zealand. Instrumental with his position of General Manager at leading previous employer to the premier importer of wood products globally with sales of over $38 million annually. Steve started KAYU International, Inc. in 1994 where he remains actively involved heading up sales and purchasing; with over 100 trips to SE Asia and numerous trips to Peru, Ecuador, Chile, Brazil, El Salvador and Costa Rica, building solid personal relationships with suppliers. Steve is fluent in Indonesian and Spanish.
Robin Lynn Wilson, MBA – VP of Product Development | Marketing
Energetic, highly motivated, results focused with a proven track record of more than 20 years of Project Management and consulting with fortune 500 companies for complex system implementations. Joining the KAYU International team in 2007 and utilizing her broad-based competencies, facilitates the “behind-the scenes” marketing and development solutions for both USA and International based relationships. 2018 marks more than 30 trips to Asia, demonstrating commitment and loyalty. Working in partnership with husband, Steve Wilson, is positively regarded in the Asian culture and the long legacy of Family Owned mill suppliers that Steve has been working exclusively with since KAYU International’s inception.
Gina Schaefer – General Manager, Partner
A graduate of Portland State University with a degree in business management, Gina has a long history with KAYU International and started with the company in 1998, proving both dedication and loyalty. In her role at KAYU, Gina directs all financial aspects of the business, including cash management, accounts payable, accounts receivable, inventory control, budgeting and monitoring financial performance. She is also involved in inside sales and purchasing.
“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” ― Helen Keller
Natalie Smith – Sales Territory Manager
Dedicated, enthusiastic and motivated, Natalie holds a business degree from Oregon State University. After several years gaining experience in sales, marketing and management in other industries, she joined the KAYU team in 2011. Her main roles include overseeing Sales, Marketing and Account management. She speaks Spanish and has traveled and lived all over the world.
Debbie McPherson – Sales Professional
A highly motivated professional who possesses well-developed communication and interpersonal skills, Debbie holds a Bachelor of Science in Speech Communication from Oregon State University. She utilizes her in-depth knowledge of strategic relationship development and marketing experience combined with her confidence, enthusiasm and commitment to excellence to contribute to the overall success of Kayu international.
Fred – Warehouse
Industry knowledgeable, energetic and focused on delivery of our constant and demanding shipping needs. He is well versed with KAYU International products, shipping and handling of the lumber. Filled with energy, precision and committed to excellence. Fred is an instrumental KAYU team contributor for our overall success.