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Management

Byron F. Buckner – President

Byron is the president of Buckner Barrels and has final oversight of all of the company's operations. Meaning, if you see him ACT BUSY. Byron has 35 years' experience at Buckner Barrels, where he began his career as a laborer. Byron has a Class A CDL license with a Hazardous Materials endorsement. Byron and his wife Amie of 30 years have three daughters. Lacie, Jordyne, and Lillie. Lacie is married to Brandon and have three children named Sara Grace, Hunter, and Evelyn. Jordyne is the middle daughter and she works in the accounting department/ Human Resource at Buckner Barrels. She has a daughter named Shiloh. The youngest of the three is Lillie, who was recently married to Chase Hughes and they are currently finishing up their degrees at Ole Miss. Byron and his wife attend CrossPoint Baptist Church. In his spare time, Byron enjoys gardening and outdoor activities.

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Richard (Ricky) Buckner – Vice President of Sales

Ricky helps to manage our sales and customer service functions. He has been employed full-time at Buckner Barrels since 1979, brining over 30 years of experience to our team. He has been a board member of the Reconditionable Industrial Packaging Association (RIPA) for several terms and is the past chair of the Regulations, Technical, and Legislative Affairs Committee of RIPA. Ricky is now the current Chairman of the Board of Directors for RIPA. He is a deacon and an ordained minister of music in the Southern Baptist Church. Ricky is also very active civically – he is Vice Chairman of the Industrial Development Board and the Board of Directors of Vocational Schools of St. Clair County and is the immediate past mayor of Springville. During his term as mayor he was on the Board of Directors of the Alabama League of Municipalities. Ricky and his wife Dawn have three children. Richie is the eldest and he works in the IBC Line and married to Katie. Katie Beth is their middle daughter and she attends Springville High were she will be a senior. Becca is the youngest and she will be a sophomore at Springville High. Just a side note, Ricky LOVES to get emails, texts, and phone calls at the same time.

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Brandon D. McAvoy – Vice President of Operations

Brandon manages all of our shipping and receiving activities. Brandon has been employed at Buckner Barrels for 6 years. He is always quick to say, "I know everything" around the office. Brandon is a graduate of Springville High School and attended Delta State University, where he played varsity football. When he is not working at Buckner Barrels, he enjoys playing flag football and golf. Brandon married his high school sweet heart, Lacie and have been married for 7 years. They adopted a sister and a brother named Sara Grace and Hunter a couple years back when Lacie was told she would never be able to have kids. Through prayers and God's blessings, they not only took in kids who needed a home, but was blessed with a baby of their own. Evelyn was born this past April.

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Patricia B. Webb – Treasurer

Trish is our treasurer and oversees our accounting department. She is often referred to as "The Daughter", "The Sister", Alex Anne and Jackson's mommy, Jason's wife, or "whatever is needed at the time". She has been around Buckner Barrel since she was old enough to answer the phone and keep a pretend set of books with her toy cash register. After graduating from Springville High School and Auburn University with a bachelor's degree in Accounting, she officially became an employee of Buckner Barrels. When not in the office, she enjoys working in the yard and gardening, chasing her kids and sitting on the beach (which doesn't happen often enough!).

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Kenneth (Kenny) Buckner – Steel BT Department Manager

Kenneth (Kenny) Buckner Steel Drum Manager for F1 & F5. He has been employed with Buckner Barrel for 22 years. He is responsible for the reconditioning operations. He started at Buckner Barrel as a laborer. After a year Kenny moved to the Incinerator, where he performed many tasks. Kenny is married to Tammy for 31 years. They have 2 grown daughters, with one still living at home. Kenny is an Ordained Deacon in his church. In his spare time he enjoys sitting on the back deck watching the chickens, birds and the other animals they have. He also enjoys working in the garden and in the yard. But most of all Kenny enjoy spending time with my family.

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Chris McLaughlin – Steel BT Maintenance Manager

Wee 2 worked at Gold Kist in Trussville for 6 years. Started as laborer and worked his way to head maintenance man over waste treatment. Left Gold Kist and went to parker electric for 15 years with a brief leave of 18 months to work for Hill controls. He has been doing Buckner barrels electrical service work for ten years. Chris joined the team January 1, 2012. His interests are heavy metal, hunting and fishing. But hates painting.

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Donna Smith – Customer Service

"Buckner Barrels!?" Donna is our customer service personnel. Meaning, if you talk really low, or extremely loud she will love to take your call. Donna has been on board for the past two years taking messages for Ricky. She is married to Scott and has two kids, Blake and Candice. Donna has two granddaughters named Trinity and Charlee Page. Donna loves Softball (in fact, she took her VACATION days to go see the Women's College World Series) and spending time with her granddaughters and family.

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Tim Badgwell – Fleet Safety, Dispatcher, and Logistics

Tim has been with Buckner Barrels now for 6 years. He started out as one of our truck driver's then became one of our managers. He is the point of contact between customers and drivers. He also makes sure that all the drivers are DOT compliant. Tim has been married to his wife, Melissa, for 34 years and has three kids, Stephanie, Dylan and Garrett. Before Tim started work with Buckner Barrels he was a professional musician for 34 years as a drummer. He is now active in outdoor sports such as hunting, fishing, and competitive hand gun shooting.

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R. Heath Buckner – President, Buckner Holdings

As president of Buckner Barrels' parent company, Buckner Holdings, Heath helps oversee all operations across our portfolio of businesses. He has been in this position since February of 2008. Prior to this, he spent several years at a boutique investment bank, advising a range of clients on mergers & acquisitions and corporate finance as well as several years in the Assurance and Advisory group of Ernst & Young, LLP. Heath has a B.S. in economics from Auburn University and an M.S. in accounting from the University of Virginia. He is a Certified Public Accountant. Heath and his wife Emily live in Trussville with their children, Levi and Eleanor, and their English Mastiff, Josie. He enjoys gardening and cooking in his spare time. He and his family are active at The First Baptist Church of Trussville.

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320 Walker Drive, PO Box 889, Springville, Alabama 35146, Phone: 205-467-6155