Paul D. Johnson – President
Paul Johnson became President of Johnson Brothers Lumber in 1983. Paul is a graduate of Penn State University where he played football under legendary coach Joe Paterno. After graduation, he was drafted into the NFL. These experiences shaped his belief in teamwork and leadership as key facets of success in life. JBL remains a family-owned business that runs like a team – each person plays an important role in the success of the business.

Paul is a dedicated member of the Cazenovia community where he has lived for more than 50 years. He has served on the board for the HMA and contributes regularly to many organizations both within and outside our the industry.

Joel Struebing – Sales Manager
Joel has been with JBL for more than 10 years. A graduate of Colorado State University, Joel majored in Forestry and has been working in the industry, both buying timber and selling lumber, for more than 20 years. Joel has a unique position in our global sales as he himself is a graduate of the American School in Japan. He brings a “hands on” knowledge of Asian culture and business that he observed and was a part of growing up overseas.

Michael Johnson – General Manager
Mike literally grew up in and around Johnson Brothers Lumber and has a keen understanding of the soul of company developed from years of experience in the business at his father’s side as a child. Today, Mike integrates that knowledge with a strong business sense developed while studying business and economics at Penn State. Like his father, Mike also played football under coach Paterno and brings the lessons he learned on the field into the daily operations of the business. In his role as General Manager, Mike is deeply involved in almost every aspect of JBL.

Heather Mitchell – Secretary
The youngest daughter in the Johnson family, Heather has been working for the company for more than 15 years. A graduate of Katherin Gibbs in Boston, Heather has spent most of her professional career working in office settings. She handles all the daily office operations of a business with gross sales of over $10 million annually.

Kara Connellan – Office Supervisor
Kara, the oldest sibling of the Johnson children, has worked for JBL for more than 5 years. She works in logs and timber purchasing. Kara is in charge of the purchasing of, scaling/measuring volume of, and payments toward the over 5 MMBF of log volume processed annually at JBL.