Matt Kenton has been named the Chief Operating Officer at Nova USA Wood Products, Inc. He is responsible for overseeing the company’s day-to-day operations, sales initiatives, hiring processes and new business efforts, as well as establishing Nova USA Wood Products as the premier brand in today’s topical hardwood marketplace.

“Matt is a dedicated team player who’s passionate about fostering mutually rewarding, long-term relationships with employees, suppliers, customers and global partners -- all essential ingredients for ensuring our continued growth and development as the industry’s leading provider of exotic hardwood decking and siding products,” said Steve Getsiv, the company’s CEO.

“My goal is to further Nova USA Wood Products’ status as a world-class organization known internationally for exceptional service and an unmatched inventory of high-quality tropical hardwoods and reclaimed marine timbers,” Kenton added. “This includes instilling the metrics, strategies and daily operations that will greatly reduce costs, mitigate risks and enhance the already formidable services provided to customers worldwide.”

Kenton joined Nova USA Wood as a C-suite executive with international business, wholesale distribution, transportation, logistics, value-added manufacturing and consumer goods sales experience. For 15 years, he previously served as the Chief Financial Officer & Vice President of Strategic Development at Columbia Grain International in Portland, Oregon. This was in addition to holding tax and auditing positions with KPMG, LLP in Portland and PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP in San Jose, California.

A native Oregonian, Kenton holds a Master of Science in Financial Analysis from Portland State University, a Bachelor of Science in Business from Montana State University and is an inactive Certified Public Accountant in the State of Oregon. He enjoys coaching his children’s youth sports and has past experience as a Financial Executives International Member and Vistage Executive Leadership Member.

Kenton can be reached at