Meet the team

While you may meet several members of the SouthWood team during your project, we want you to know there are still many more who participate in the process to make your signs as great as they can possibly be.

A large number of our teammates have been with SouthWood for multiple decades, honing their craft and driving standards higher and higher. Our average tenure is ten years, resulting in a supportive and fun culture, and accepting of only the best for our clients.

These are the people who stand behind your signs and we are proud to stand behind them.

John S. Petrone

President, CEO

As President of SouthWood, John Petrone oversees all aspects of the business, serving more than 200 loyal clients across the U.S., Caribbean and beyond. John is a decorated Marine Corps veteran and a leader who effectively empowers his team to reach the highest levels of quality in product and in service, instilling a client-first mentality across all aspects of SouthWood operations. 

Key Leaders

Jefferson Ellington

Chief Financial Officer

Don Holland

General Manager

Tony Peloso

Design Manager

Mike Murphy

Plant Manager

Carson Yates

Marketing Manager

Bryan McGhee

Installation Manager

Jeff Webb

Project Manager

David Beasley

Chief Estimator


Elaine Ferguson

Senior Account Manager

Diane Gibson

Senior Account Manager

Meredith Gaddy

Senior Account Manager

Ellen Wright

Account Manager

Emmy Ragsdale

Account Manager

Mary Zugelder

Executive Assistant/Fit-Trail Sales

Jeannette Herring

Project Manager

Donna Puhl

HR & Benefits




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