Meet Our Team
Paul Pilkerton President
Paul is co-founder and the product visionary behind PW Brands original goal: Create OEM quality aftermarket products for the wakeboarding and sportfishing markets. Following the launch of PW in 2007, Paul introduced the Aerial Wakeboarding and Stryker T-top's brands which quickly became the leading products within their categories. Building upon his experience and a love of the marine industry, Paul took on the role of leading our new OEM division. Paul now heads up all product design and development, working closely with customers, engineers and factories to insure the quality and consistency our customers have come to depend on. Since 2003 Paul has taken an active "hand on" approach to off-shore sourcing, traveling frequently and extensively throughout Asia to develop personal relationships with our extensive supplier network.
John Walsh President
John loves all types of action board sports including wakeboarding, wakesurfing, and kitesurfing. During the winter you’ll find him skiing or snowboarding. He is an avid Formula 1 fan but, since he’ll never be able to race an F1 car, He is learning how to fly a racing drone and hoping to be good enough to compete in the Drone Racing League some day.
Anthony St. Angelo VP of Sales, Midwest
With over 10 years experience in the marine industry, Anthony enjoys working closely with the nations top boat builders to design and develop high quality parts that improve the overall asthetic and customer value of the watercraft they’re utilized on. As a College student he spent his breaks from working for a custom sailboat manufacturer; waxing fiberglass molds, sanding, varnishing teak and installing deck hardware. After College he spent 7 years selling CAD Software, both training and implementing the services for manufacturing companies. With this perspective and background Anthony can’t help but keep his eye on all aspects of the manufacturing process so our customers can be assured of the highest standards of excellence and dependability in the parts we produce for them. Anthony has a degree in Organizational Communications and Minor in Business from Ohio University (Athens).
John Peters Vendor Relations
John has a strong passion for water sports and snowboarding. John enjoys being on boats and is looking forward to owning one of his own someday! He works closely with our manufacturing partners to ensure quality and make sure production is always on time. John is in constant contact with all suppliers to secure quick turnaround times, sample development, production and delivery. John is also in charge of testing all aluminum and stainless steel products to ensure all products are made to the exact customer specifications..
Gregory Alexander Webmaster and Art Director
Gregory is the brain behind our web platform, and provides everything from our content, to design, and the general functionality for a pleasant web experience for our customers and clients. Between a grandfather who was a merchant sea captain and a father who owned a private fishing boat, Gregory has been boating and fishing from a very early age. He enjoys all types of water activities, including fresh water and deep sea fishing, boating, wakeboarding and skiing.
Kyle Lightner Sr. Photographer and Director of Photography
Kyle is the head of our photo studio here at PW Brands. In his free time he enjoys going to local hardcore shows, playing ice hockey, and wakesurfing. He is passionate about film photography, building his never ending record collection, and is an avid advocate for the repopulation of wolves in North America.
Keith Ralph Warehouse and Production Manager
Keith is in charge of operating our warehouse, and helps oversee general production with our factory. He enjoys spending his free time outdoors soaking up California’s beautiful weather and scenery. Keith has been fishing ever since he could walk- everything from lakes, to streams, and to the big blue ocean. If he's not near the water, he's either hiking with his dog, dirt biking in the desert, or spending a day on the golf course.
Cody Hayes OEM Management
Cody handles all of our OEM shipping, receiving, and is in constant communication with our factory about our OEM production. He is an avid water sports enthusiast. Cody has been wakeboarding since he was nine years old and has not missed a summer since. He loves anything outdoors, and loves it even more if there’s beer involved.
Rodney Walker Manager of Sales and Customer Service
Rodney oversees all of our sales here at PW Brands, and is also in charge of our Customer Service department. Rodney has been with the company for several years and has provided us with nothing short of an incredible dedication to the brand. He enjoys spending time with his friends and family or watching sports. Some of his hobbies include cooking, home brewing, or further expanding his knowledge of beer.