A Palmyra native, Ian joined the Marines following his high school graduation. While in training as Military Police, he was selected to guard the President’s helicopters (HMX-1), a post he had for a handful of years before getting out with top-secret security clearance. Following his time in the Marine Corp, Ian’s level of security clearance enabled him to get a job contracting for the FBI. From there, Ian attended school at the Motorcycle Mechanics Institute in Orlando, Florida and became a Harley technician. When his stepfather needed assistance on the family farm, Ian moved back to Maine where a former Hancock employee suggested he apply to Hancock Lumber. The rest is history.
In November 2018, Ian started as a lumber handler in the Pittsfield planer mill. Because Ian showed a great willingness to learn and grow, he earned a promotion to moulder lead position in August 2019. During Ian’s time as the lead in the moulder, he was not only able to learn the positions, but he was also able to develop his team building skills—an experience that earned him the position of planer lead in November of 2019. By February 2020 Ian exceeded all expectations as a lead and was promoted to the planer supervisor. In just three years, Ian went from a new employee to the supervisor level.
No matter what position he has been in, he has always done his best and strived to meet and exceed any expectations set for him. In addition to his willingness to learn, grow, and lead, Ian is respectful, caring, and encouraging to those around him. The relationships he has developed with the employees across all departments reflects how well he fits into the Hancock Lumber culture. Ian has become the go-to person in the planer mill and takes great pride in the successes of his teammates. In just a few years Ian has made a significant impact on Team Hancock. If the opportunity becomes available someday to move up to a finished products manager or even a general manager, Ian plans to apply.