Management Team


Tom Johnson is the owner and CEO of Eastern Shore Forest Products Inc.


Tom was born and raised in Salisbury, Maryland where he currently lives with his wife Anita and their daughter, Lindsey.


Tom started his company as a small one-man operation just out of high school. Over the next 30 years he led the company to become the region's largest forest products company serving agribusiness paper manufacturing, bio energy and Lawn & Garden markets with operations in three states.


A student of leadership, business, and organizational theory with a focus on operational efficiency, Tom’s association with his company has gained him experience in finance, leadership, management, marketing, product development, and customer service.

Elmer T. Johnson Jr.


Education:  Graduated University Of Maryland Eastern Shore with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Airway Science with a concentration in Airport Management and Commercial Aviation.


Shannon was born and raised in Salisbury, Maryland where he currently lives.


Shannon has been with Eastern Shore Forest Products, Inc since 2006.  During this time he has had the following responsibilities as the Operations Manager:

Shannon Dykes
Operations Manager

  • Transportation and Logistics
  • Safety
  • Human Resources
  • Fleet Maintenance
  • Customer Service
  • Procurement
  • Woods Operations, Mulch and Soils Operations
  • Firewood and Poultry Bedding Operations
  • Accounting and Finance


Previous Work History:

He started his professional career at UPS as a part-time hourly worker while attending college.  During his 16 years at UPS, Shannon worked in operations as an hourly employee before moving into a management position.  While in a management position at UPS he was involved in everything from Operations, E-Commerce to Business Development.


Through his career at UPS, Shannon was fortunate to be trained by one of the most efficient companies in the world, as well as, being involved in many facets of the company.  In addition, Shannon gained valuable training and knowledge in everything from operations efficiency, operations cost, OSHA safety, DOT regulations, customer service, etc.


As a result of his UPS training, Shannon is highly organized, motivated and well rounded in numerous areas.  This has played a key role in helping the company in growing the business, together with the management team at Eastern Shore Forest Products, Inc.