People



Wayne Wiggins, President and CEO

 

The Way, Inc. ® was founded by Wayne Wiggins almost thirty years ago.The name was inspired by a desire to do business "The Way" it should be.His visionary perspective on the corporate direction is what guides TWI along its developmental path.  Wayne’s work history includes time with Browning Ferris Industries (chemical division), where he quickly escalated to top sales performance and position.  The affiliate companies owned by Wayne offer supply chain synergies to The Way Incorporated, greatly reducing lead times for manufacturing and delivery of products and services.

Wayne is engaged in several missionary endeavors both domestic and foreign.


He is an avid pilot and also enjoys hunting, fishing, skiing, and spending time with his family.




Kevin Erickson, General Manager


Kevin has represented some of the biggest names in the industry over the past twenty-five years.  He earned a degree in Chemical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1982.  His professional career started with United States Gypsum, where he spent seven years as the production superintendent.  In charge of operations of sheet-rock production, he and his team implemented the first domestic utilization of synthetic gypsum.  In 1990, Kevin joined Hercules for nine years as Sales Manager.  He initiated a chemical management system for the specialty chemical segment of the paper industry.  In 1999, he became an integral part of The Way Inc. as Vice President of Sales and is now the General Manager.  


Kevin is involved in several charitable organizations, including; Kairos Prison Ministry, Stephens Ministry, United Methodist Cursillo.


In his leisure time, he enjoys boating and duck hunting.




Don Jacobsen, Vice President


Don is The Way Inc.’s expert chemist and Vice President of Operations and is charged with keeping TWI formulations on the cutting-edge. His service with The Way Inc. started in 1996.  Previous work history includes sixteen years at Barlett Chemicals in sales, specializing in establishing testing laboratories for sugar cane technology and petroleum testing and then as Vice President of Operations.   Don graduated from the University of New Orleans with a Bachelors degree in Chemistry and minor in business.  He has 29 years experience in chemical formulation, production and manufacturing.


Don’s hobbies include woodworking, stained glass, cooking, boating, kayaking, and fishing.





Daniel DeBlanc, Controller & Business Development Manager


Daniel is The Way Inc.’s Financial, Accounting, and Business Development Manager.  He has been with the company since 2005 and serves at the Picayune MS headquarters location.  Daniel holds several degrees, including; Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems, Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance, and is a licensed CPA.  He has previous experience as a systems engineer and Software Analyst at the University of Southern Mississippi.


In his spare time, Daniel enjoys hunting, fishing, golfing, boating, traveling, and spending time with his family.

 




Jackie Shirley, Regional Manager


Jackie is the Regional Manager for the South East portion of TWI’s sales and operations.  He has provided The Way Inc. with fourteen years of dedicated service.  His previous work experience includes four years with Mobay Chemical Corporation in Houston Texas as a sales representative and four years as a sales representative with Chemical Waste Management in Emelle Alabama.  Jackie earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of West Alabama.

  

In his spare time, Jackie enjoys fishing, hunting, boating, and spending time with his family.





Wayne Frame, Sales Representative


Wayne is The Way Inc’s Sales Area Manager for Louisiana, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Texas.  He has over 40 years of experience in the pulp and paper industry.  His entry onto the papermaking scene began with Kufferath Inc. with the role of sales representative for eighteen years with the primary focus on selling forming fabrics for paper mills.  Wayne then went on to Dualite Plastics, where he was part owner, and provided parts for  paper making machines such as; drainage element foils, uhle boxes, forming boards, flat boxes, and the like.  He became a member of the TWI family in 2002.


Wayne is involved in CASA for abused women and children, Doves, Dionysus Mardi Gras Crew, and Cancer Research.


When not working, he enjoys cooking, spending time with his family and friends, and boat riding on the Red River and the Cane River.




Dale Wiggins, Sales Representative


Dale is The Way Inc’s Sales Representative in Mississippi and surrounding areas.  He began with TWI while attending college and served the paper industry, food, and concrete industry.  His education consists of a bachelor in food science and technology from Mississippi State University and is currently pursuing a Masters degree in food safety at Michigan State University.  Dale is The Way Inc’s expertise in the Food and Beverage Industry.


His hobbies include hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family.





Craig Kynard, Sales Representative


Craig has been TWI’s sales presence in Alabama and the surrounding areas since 2006.  He comes to The Way Inc. from a Johnson Diversity subsidiary, Auto-Chlor, where he worked for ten years with the primary focus being chemical sales and service.  Prior experience includes employment at American Home Patient in a managerial role specializing in oxygen concentrators. 

 

Craig’s extracurricular activities include painting, playing soccer, and being with his family. 








Hershel Wiggins, Sales Representative


Hershel has been with TWI for over fifteen years.  In his experienced service with The Way, he has been an integral contribution to the customized equipment and chemical delivery systems used.  In addition to his technical expertise, he serves as a sales and service representative in Picayune MS and surrounding areas.


Hershel enjoys cooking, farming, culinary, and spending time with his family.