Jimmy Wilson, Founder and President
Since 1994, Jimmy Wilson has built his wooden pallet business on a reputation of quality craftsmanship and excellent customer service. “All my clients know me and I know them,” he said. “They know that, whenever they need to, they can call on me.” Wilson’s career in the wooden pallet industry began in 1989 in his hometown of Cartersville, Georgia. Four years later, he became a partner in a Pensacola, Florida pallet business that eventually became Bay Wood Products Inc. in Robertsdale, Alabama.
The company’s annual sales and production have surged in recent years. Now, Bay Wood Products reports more than $20 million in annual sales and employs more than 120 men and women. “There are a lot of possibilities for the future,” Wilson said. “I still get excited about what we do.”
Wilson was recently elected to serve a second three-year term on the Board of Directors for the National Wooden Pallet & Container Association. He also serves on the Board of Trustees for The Pallet Foundation and locally, on the Board of Advisors for BB&T Bank in Mobile, AL.
Outside of work, he enjoys playing golf and spending time with his wife, Bridget, and their son, Walker, who is an Auburn University graduate. In 2012, Walker joined Bay Wood Products as a softwood lumber buyer and broker. Wilson said he hopes to one day see his son leading the family-owned business.
Jimmy Wilson may be reached by calling 251.960.1107.
Sherise Stinnett, Manager, Sales & Customer Service
Sherise Stinnett understands what it takes to successfully provide pallets and crates to customers of Bay Wood Products. An employee with the company since 2000, she leads a team of sales and customer service staff members who make sure clients have what they need when they need it.
With 16 years of experience in the industry, she knows the right questions to ask to ensure customer satisfaction with crates, pallets and dunnage crafted by Bay Wood workers. Then, she effectively communicates those requests to the plant staff.
“I’m the voice for the customer,” she said. “I work hand-in-hand with the production team and other departments to make sure our clients receive what they ask for on time.”
She is so passionate about making customers her priority that Stinnett offers her cell phone number to them and their staff members. Her philosophy for work is this: “Honesty is appreciated, trust is gained, respect is earned, and loyalty is returned.”
Stinnett attended Rutgers University. Her career includes more than 20 years of management experience, working in New York City for eight years before moving to Baldwin County.
She and her husband, Russell, have been married for almost six years. As a parent, she has worked to instill a love of lifelong learning in her son, Bobby Mennicucci. A senior at Robertsdale High School, he plans to study engineering in college. Stinnett enjoys working out at the gym, running, biking and weight lifting.
Sherise Stinnett may be reached by calling 251.960.1107 ext. 105.