Alan Nesmith serves as the owner and president of Oren International, a leading paper converter company in Pensacola, FL. Building from a solid background in management and operations, Alan founded Oren in 1996 as an international paper brokerage firm serving export accounts from Mexico to Hong Kong. Since then, Oren’s service offering has expanded to include custom paper solutions for distributors in a variety of industries throughout North and South America. Alan has worked in the paper converting industry for more than 20 years. Before starting Oren International, he was the director of operations at Billhorn Board and Paper. He enjoys the daily responsibilities of developing new products, finding new technologies to improve processes and streamline production, and negotiating contracts with vendors and customers. Originally from Charleston, SC, Alan moved to Pensacola in 1970. He is a long-term supporter of various community organizations, including ARC Gateway and many local schools. He earned a BS in Production Management and a Masters in Management from Troy State University.