Our Staff


Arling Lumber Delivers Value with its most valuable asset- its staff. Arling’s experienced lumber professionals work to develop mutually beneficial relationships with their customers. Arling’s account managers provide extra care, extra effort and extra service to earn their customers’ trust and satisfaction.


PJ-Arling P.J. Arling, President e-mail P.J.  P.J. Arling, President of Arling Lumber, began his career with Arling Lumber in 1974 working part-time while in school. After graduation from the University of Notre Dame in 1982, P.J. joined American Financial Corporation as a Corporate Tax Accountant. In 1983, he returned to Arling Lumber as a Sales and Management Trainee. P.J. was named Vice-President in 1990 and later President in 1999. P.J. and his sister, Rita, are the third generation owners of Arling Lumber. P.J. is married with three adult sons. His hobbies include swimming, biking, running and competing in triathlons. He qualified for the Olympic Distance Triathlon World Championship as a member of Team U.S.A in 2014 and 2015.
rita-best-website Rita Arling, Vice-President e-mail Rita  Rita Arling, Vice-President, is a lumber industry veteran of nearly 30 years. A native of Cincinnati, she joined Arling Lumber in 1986 after graduating from Xavier University and working in retail management. Married, she has two children, a daughter who is in high school and a son in JR high. What time she has left after work and family is devoted to her passionate hobby, fitness.
Bill-Hajek Bill Hajek, Marketing Manager/Systems Manager e-mail Bill  Bill Hajek, a St. Louis, MO native, earned his BS degree in Forestry from the University of Missouri. Bill began his sales career with a St. Louis area lumber and building materials distributor. He then spent 10 years with a national building materials distributor in various sales, sales management, and distribution center management positions. Bill joined the Arling sales team as an account manager in 1993. Bill’s current account responsibilities include national accounts, co-ops and independent dealers. Bill is also the product manager for the Advantech and Zip sheathing product lines. In 2011, Bill added the management of Arling’s computer systems to his duties. Bill is married with two adult children and two grandchildren. He enjoys golfing, fly fishing, and learning more about computers.
Mike-McNamara Mike McNamara, Marketing Manager e-mail Mike  Mike McNamara is a graduate of Penn State University. Mike began his career with Champion Building Products as a sales trainee in Cleveland, OH, then transferred to Cincinnati in outside sales. In 1981, Mike joined Arling Lumber. Mike has national account and co-op sales responsibilities, as well as independent lumber dealers in Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky. Mike is also responsible for plywood and OSB purchasing for Arling’s Erlanger, KY distribution center. Mike is married with three grown children. In his spare time he enjoys golfing, working outdoors, reading and following college and professional sports.
Dave best website Dave Scheid, Senior Account Manager e-mail Dave  Dave Scheid, Senior Account Manager, began his lumber career right out of high school working at Wickes Lumber Co. In 1986, Dave moved to the wholesale side of things as Vice President of Midwestern Wholesale Inc. In 1992, he joined Arling Lumber. Dave keeps busy with six children and 6 grandchildren, while traveling back and forth between his home here and the one he has in Florida. You may have heard, if you want the job done give it to a busy person – well, you have done just that! I have no magic or guarantees, but give you my promise to work hard to get you the product that you need at a competitive price. If you stick with me, we’ll both get the results we want. Quality work is never an accident, but a result of intelligent and well planned effort. Your suggestions are always welcome because I want to be your lumber supplier.
Mike-Stieritz Mike Stieritz, Account Manager e-mail Mike  Mike Stieritz, Account Manager, a graduate of the University of Cincinnati with a degree in business. He has been in the lumber business for over 30 years and loves the friends he has made in the lumber industry. Mike joined the Arling Team in 1993 and says it is the best company he has ever worked for. Mike stays very active with his four grandchildren and enjoys playing golf when he has the opportunity.
 ???????????????????????????????  Joe DeJonckheere, Account Manager e-mail Joe  Joe is from Cincinnati, OH and graduated from Miami University with a B.S. in Business.  He brings over 10 years of lumber industry experience to Arling Lumber.  His past experience includes pro dealer sales, operations, hardwood distribution, and wood products manufacturing.  He uses this broad knowledge of the industry to deliver value to his customers as an Account Manager for Arling Lumber.  Joe enjoys spending time with his family, woodworking, and golfing.


Jerry-Jacob Jerry Jacob, Engineered Wood Products Manager e-mail Jerry  Jerry Jacob, Engineered Wood Products Manager, graduated from Northern Kentucky University in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management. Jerry began his Arling Lumber career in 1996 as an intern. After graduation, he stepped into a full time position as an Engineered Wood Designer. In 2009, Jerry was promoted to Engineered Wood Products Manager. Jerry is passionate about working with customers to put together successful EWP programs and projects. In his free time, Jerry enjoys working on his family’s farm, A.T.V. riding, hunting, fishing, and doing anything in the great outdoors.
KenDrury Ken Drury, Engineered Wood Products Designer e-mail Ken  Ken Drury, Engineered Wood Products Designer, is a father of three who began his career in the lumber and building material business in 1987. He has worked for several building material retailers in the Greater Cincinnati area. After two years away working as a store manager for an auto parts company, Ken returned to the lumber business with the Arling Lumber Company in June of 2011. In his free time Ken likes to kayak, camp, ride his bike and play golf.
 ???????????????????????????????  Jeff Arling, Engineered Wood Products Designer e-mail Jeff  In addition to talk around the family dinner table, Jeff started in the lumber business pulling nails and sweeping up at Arling Lumber’s first facility in Hamilton, OH.  He continued to work at the Crescent Springs, KY yard, unloading rail cars and loading outbound trucks until graduating from Notre Dame in 1986.  He joined the office staff at Arling Lumber in sales and in assisting in the purchasing of our Spruce lumber product line.  In 1991, Jeff took his knowledge of construction grade lumber and set out as a carpentry contractor in the residential and light commercial sectors.  In 2015, Jeff returned to Arling Lumber as a member of the engineered wood division.  Jeff is married with five children and is a fan of motor sports, especially model and private aviation.


Sheila-Teegarden-Callen Sheila Teegarden-Callen, Logistics Manager e-mail Sheila  Sheila Teegarden-Callen, Logistics Manager, joined Arling Lumber in 2007. She has eight years of transportation experience and currently manages inbound and outbound freight for Arling Lumber. Sheila is a graduate of Thomas More College with a BBA in Management, Bachelor of Elected Studies, and an Associates of Elected Studies. Sheila is currently working on becoming a certified Six-Sigma (Lean Manufacturing) Black Belt. Among her many hobbies, Sheila enjoys reading, camping, and cheering on the University of Kentucky Wildcats.


Office Staff Best Website Arling Lumber Administrative Staff  From left:  Amy Placke – Administrative Assistant, Dawn Riegling – Office Manager, Barb Bode – Accounts Receivable Manager, Kelly Heileman – Billing Manager