Key Personnel

Board of Directors | Corporate Officers

Board of Directors

pictured left to right

pictured left to right

  • Ann Tickle
  • John D. Tickle, Chairman
  • Jeffrey E. Tickle
  • John D. "Spike" Tickle II
  • G. David Oakley, Jr. (pictured below)

Corporate Officers


President and Chief Executive Officer: G. David Oakley, Jr.

David Oakley graduated from the University of Tennessee with Honors in 1989 earning a B.S. in Business Administration with a Major in Marketing. Oakley came to Strongwell in 2011 from HAPCO Pole Products in Abingdon, Virginia where he had been President since 2007. Prior to becoming President, he had held management positions in marketing and business development and as Vice President – Product Management with HAPCO.


Vice President of Sales and Engineering: David Gibbs

David Gibbs has been in the composites industry over 17 years and possesses a broad range of experience in chemical engineering, process engineering, manufacturing, operations management, strategic planning, market development and product development. David's areas of responsibility include corporate domestic and international sales, structural engineering, quality and R&D.


Vice President of Minnesota and Mexico Operations: Mike Jaszewski

Mike Jaszewski possesses a diverse range of experience in manufacturing, strategic planning and management. Mike joined Strongwell in 1997 and has served in roles of increasing responsibility, including General Manager of Chatfield Operations since 2011. In May 2014, Mike was promoted to his current role, where he continues to oversee Chatfield Operations, but also leads the establishment of Strongwell’s manufacturing facility in Monterrey, Mexico.

 Angie Barr

Chief Financial Officer: Angie Barr

Angie Barr began her career with Strongwell in 1999 as Accounts Payable Administrator. Angie has held positions of increasing responsibility within the Corporate Finance department, most recently as Virginia Operations Controller with responsibility for the Bristol and Highlands facilities. In July 2015, Angie was promoted to her current role. She holds a B.B.A. degree with an Accounting concentration from Lincoln Memorial University.