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PLA is how manufacturers and retailers across the country finally get their pallet problems under control.

What you need. When you need it. Where you need it. Stay on top of it all.

For most companies, dealing with pallets is just one headache after another – from service delays to quality issues to questionable vendor practices and more. With everything else they have going on, businesses simply can’t afford these non-stop interruptions. 

What does it take to stay on top of your pallet program? It’s all about getting what you need, when you need it, where you need it. This requires comprehensive solutions, nationwide logistics, and a highly responsive team. That’s exactly why so many leading companies all rely on us to help keep their supply chains running smoothly.

The PLA Family of Companies

PLA is made up of Pallet Logistics of America, Pallet Repair Services, Pal-Serv, Propak, Yancey Pallet, Valley Pallet, and Willamette Valley Lumber.

Our Leadership

Kyle Otting Kyle Otting Chief Executive Officer
Scott Donahue Scott Donahue

Chief Financial Officer

Brad Cutcher Brad Cutcher

Chief Operating Officer

Zachary Gilbert Zachary Gilbert

Chief Commercial Officer

Steve Clark Steve Clark

President and CEO, Propak

John Cooley headshot John Cooley CFO - Propak
John Shaw John Shaw COO - Propak
Terry Smith Headshot Terry Smith Chief Compliance Officer and General Counsel - Propak
Amanda-Boyd Amanda Boyd

VP of Human Resources

Brad-Bennett Brad Bennett

VP of Operations Excellence

Jon-Yessin-v2 Jon Yessin

Area Vice President

Frank Shean Frank Shean

Area Vice President

Ryan Chalmers Ryan Chalmers SVP Operations - Propak
Rick-Story Rick Story

VP of Sales

Randy Elmore Randy Elmore

Director of Safety

Our Mission

At PLA, our mission is to provide solutions that improve the productivity and sustainability of our customer’s supply chains, to create a safe and fulfilling environment for our employees, and to deliver value to our stakeholders.

Our Vision

Our vision is to be a leader in sustainable supply chain solutions and positively impact the communities we serve.

Our Values

PLA and our family of companies have been serving manufacturers and retailers across the country for over three decades. We are committed to providing sustainable, quality products and services to our customers, a safe, fulfilling workplace to our employees, and ongoing value to our investors and the greater community.

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Integrity Ours is a culture of transparency and adherence to a code of ethics that values honesty and doing the right thing.
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Collaboration We believe in working together with our stakeholders, from our employees to our customers and investors, in the spirit of collaboration and mutual benefit.
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Our products and services utilize renewable resources wherever possible, and our business model is built on driving efficiency for our customers.

About Silver Oak Partners

Founded in 2005 and based in Evanston, IL, Silver Oak Services Partners is a lower middle market private equity firm focused on making investments in the business, healthcare, and consumer services sectors. 

Silver Oak utilizes a differentiated, research-driven approach and proactive sourcing strategy to identify attractive investment opportunities that align with our services industry experience. We seek to partner with exceptional management teams to accelerate growth and create lasting value at each of our portfolio companies. 

Since inception, we have raised $1.1 billion of capital across four funds and have executed more than 25 platform investments and 100 add-on acquisitions. We are currently investing out of our fourth fund, a $500 million investment vehicle.