ibs Team Members

Paul Bell - Owner & Founder

Paul is responsible for ibs’ strategic growth, and oversees a management team responsible for day to day operations. Having built the company from the ground up over the last 30 years, Paul understands millwork inside and out. Paul is committed to ibs offering clients cutting-edge quality, progressive agility, and seamless service. In order to be the top millwork company in the Washington market, Paul

  • led ibs through the construction of a purpose-built facility (the largest of its kind in the area),
  • ensures that his employees are trained in the latest techniques and use of materials,
  • guides the ongoing improvements to the agile manufacturing project process
  • continually develops a strong leadership team.

 

David Kinzer - Chief Operating Officer

David assists in the daily oversight of the ibs team as well as managing the various financial aspects of the company.  As a certified public accountant with a concentration in construction and architecture, he understands the needs of customers and the associated urgency of their needs.

David is a co-author of The Architect's Handbook of Professional Practice, 14th edition, and has served numerous clients in the Washington DC area during his tenure in the public accounting arena.  Now with the ibs team, David continually applies his knowledge and experience to ensure accuracy, completeness and timeliness of every project.

 

Kenneth Allan - Vice President of Operations

Ken's career in woodworking goes back to 1976 in Beaumont, TX where he worked in his uncle's residential cabinet shop, where he was shop foreman.  Upon moving to Virginia in 1986 he worked for a few companies that focused on commercial millwork.  Ken came to ibs Millwork in 2013 as a shop foreman and has excelled into the Production & Plant Manager; where he is tasked with keeping production & finish timelines, upholding the utmost quality control and making sure everything is delivered on time.

 

Patricia Ann Brinkley - Receiving Manager

Ms. Brinkley started her career in business and accounting at the young age of 16 working for a family owned automotive business in Maryland.  She moved to Virginia in 1985 and worked as Office Manager/Bookkeeper for a large, national insulation company.  Patricia has been with ibs Millwork since 1992 and has assisted in many various facets of the Company. She ensures product is received and accounted for properly in her current role as Receiving Manager.

 

Sarah Berg - Director of Field Operations   

Sarah started her career in construction working as a laborer for a drywall company after completing 2 years of College in North Carolina. Shortly after, she began working for her uncle in Rockville, Maryland fabricating laminate counter tops and installing custom cabinets residentially. She pursued her interest in carpentry and decided to join the United Carpenters and Joiners of America as an apprentice. She graduated to a journeyman status upon completing the four-year program in 2007. She moved through the ranks quickly and became a foreman three years later. In 2013 she became the Installation Manager for ibs Millwork and was promoted to Director of Field Operations in 2016. Sarah’s project experience, knowledge and leadership have been a valued asset to the ibs Millwork team.

 

Mike Chambers - Vice President of Estimating & Sales

Mike is a 4th generation woodworker.  He is a graduate of University of North Georgia with a degree in Accounting & Management.  Mr. Chambers owned his own business for 20 years before moving to the DC area to join ibs Millwork.  Over his 35 year career he has performed all operations such as; working on a bench, preparing shop drawings, estimating and project management.  His diverse background has provided him the foundation to understand what it takes to meet the customer's needs.

 

Phillip Jones - Director of Engineering

Phillip is a 3rd generation woodworker with extensive experience in engineering.  He comes to ibs Millwork with over 14 years of experience within the industry.  His experience working for a leading millwork design software company has enabled him to contribute to streamlining the drafting and design process at ibs.

 

Chuck Neal - Finishing Manager

With almost 40 years of experience in the industry, Chuck Neal heads up the ibs Millwork finishing department. Chuck started his career at the age of 16 working in body shops and painting planes for the US Military. Growing up in Oklahoma, Chuck learned traditional building methods and grew to appreciate a high level of craftsmanship. Chuck has managed the IBS Millwork Finishing Department for a combined total of 5 years. At ibs Millwork, Chuck takes a lot of pride in completing a project and making sure it’s done to the highest quality standards possible. Paul Bell, CEO & Founder of IBS Millwork, has empowered Chuck to do the job right every time. Chuck has found fulfilment in his role because IBS Millwork is the top of the food chain with the highest level of millwork and the most talented finishing department in the area. 

 

Shane Chandler - Project Manager 

A 37 year veteran of the millwork industry, Shane has worked in many different positions throughout his career. Being exposed to the fine art of high-end architectural millwork at an early age, he knew this would be his path and he developed a true passion for the business. A previous business owner for 21 years, he understands the needs of the customer and schedules the work to ensure a seamless flow from award of the project to the final installation. With a “do what it takes to make it happen” attitude and a sharp eye for detail, he takes great pride in completing projects on time and within budget, ensuring complete customer satisfaction. 

 

Luciano Pusterla - Project Manager

Luciano has been working in the woodworking industry for 30 years since coming to America from Italy in 1985.  He has been involved in fabrication, installation and project management and takes pride in making sure every project is done well and on time.  Luciano wanted to join ibs because of the company's great reputation and wanted to become an asset to the ibs team.  

 

Jon Barrett - Shop Foreman  

Jon started his career as an apprentice making Shaker furniture when he was 13 years old.  At age 22, Jon received his degree in Wood Technology from West Virginia University and began working in the architectural millwork industry shortly afterwards. Jon has been involved in all phases of millwork production, with the last 24 years in production management. 

 

Andrew Winterstine - Shipping & Receiving Manager - Assistant Project Manager

Andrew likes to approach every project with a sense of urgency.  His years of experience in packaging, loading and delivering high cost freight have served him well at ibs.  This industry moves at a fast rate and demands precision in all aspects.  By effectively managing each project in the initial stages, Andrew makes sure the ibs team is setup for success. Andrew was recently promoted to Assistant Project Manager position and will transition to that role permanently over the next few months.