David M. Harris

David M. Harris

Owner / President -- Ext. 203, d.harris@parkervillewp.com

David’s interest in woodworking began when he entered 7th grade in Bolton CT., influenced by Roger Titus the industrial arts teacher at the then Bolton Junior Senior High School. Two years later the school became only a High School which kept David under Rogers’s guidance and influence for 6 years until he graduated. After High School David furthered his education at Manchester Community College and Hartford State Technical Institute, as well as taking several courses with the Architectural Woodworking Institute. From 1977 – 1979 David moved to Ghana (West Africa) to work as a volunteer in the Peace Corp. Working for Forest Products Research Institute (FPRI) on the campus of the University of Science and Technology, David managed the construction division at FPRI which consisted of a woodworking shop as well as a division that provided light construction for the Institute’s research nursery and other divisions. While in Africa David traveled in 13 countries and hiked to the summit of Mt.Kilimanjaro (19,340’). Upon returning to the U.S. David took the summer of 1979 off and embarked on a 9,000 mile motorcycle trip around the United States. After returning to Connecticut, David purchased a pickup truck and a skill saw and began his woodworking career. The rest is history as they say. David is married to his wife Rebecca and has 3 sons, Gregory, Brendan, and Ryan. In his spare time David enjoys spending time with his family, camping and traveling, as well as golf, fishing, gardening, and collecting vintage woodworking tools and coins.

Bob Osborne, Vice President of Finance & Administration

Ext. 208, r.osborne@parkervillewp.com

Bob joined the Parkerville team in June of 2013 and brings with him over 36 years of diverse accounting and financial management experience.  He earned his degree in Accounting at Central Connecticut State University.  Bob has had the good fortune to work in divisions of Fortune 500 companies as well as in several closely held family owned businesses during his career.  He is responsible for all Accounting, Administrative and Human Resource functions at Parkerville.  Bob worked with David previously at Harris Woodworking from 2000 – 2008 so he is a seasoned veteran in the industry. Bob & his wife Pat have a daughter Lindsay.  In his spare time Bob enjoys entertaining and spending time with family and friends, working out, golfing and skiing.  Bob is also in the process of restoring his first car that he has owned since 1970, a 1965 Mustang GT fastback.

Dan Ruby, Director of Sales and Business Development

Ext. 212, d.ruby@parkervillewp.com

Dan joined Parkerville in May of 2016. Dan is really busy at the moment and will make sure to write his bio at a later date. (This is a joke, but not really.)

Matt Laflamme, Customer Service, Sales and Mill Order Processor

m.laflamme@parkervillewp.com

Matt has been with Parkerville since December 2007 and is responsible for servicing our everyday customer’s needs. His professionalism, patience and expertise make him ideally qualified to fill this key role within Parkerville Wood Products.  Matt has extensive previous woodworking experience having worked for several years in other woodworking shops and the mill of a large local lumber yard.  He is married and outside of Parkerville enjoys working around his home, canoeing, listening to music and playing the guitar.