About Us

Let’s Go Uphill

TimberMAX USA Inc provides equipment that delivers the highest level of safety for working on steep slopes while reducing costs and improving productivity. As the distributor for TimberMAX Traction Winches for all of the USA, our team is dedicated to assisting our customers to find the best solutions for working on slopes.

Mike Sampietro

Mike grew up on his parent’s farm in Westwold, B.C., where from an early age he was interested in machines both big and small.  He spent his childhood helping run the farm as well as driving and working on anything with a motor. As a teenager, he started working at a repair and fabricating shop and then quickly began his journey to becoming a ticketed heavy-duty mechanic. Once he completed his schooling, he worked for both contractors and equipment dealers as a field mechanic and was then promoted to service manager of one of the larger heavy equipment dealers in Kamloops B.C. 

In 2012, Mike got the opportunity to be one of the founding partners in Southstar Equipment; a globally recognized manufacturer of equipment attachments used in the forestry industry. Now with 24 years of experience in the construction, logging, and equipment business, he is the VP of TimberMAX USA. 

 Mike now lives on his farm with his partner Tayla and their four kids.  While he still enjoys farming and working on his property and equipment, his position at TimberMAX allows him to continue his work and love of troubleshooting, developing systems and procedures, and getting to know customers and their operations.

mike@timbermaxusa.com | 1-250-319-6859

Kelway Cox

Kelway began his Forestry career pressure washing equipment as a summer job at the age of 14. To this day he is a professed neat freak with an abiding hatred of gear dope. Since, he has worked all over the world performing a very wide variety of forestry jobs from Choker setter to logging and Business Manager. Kelway is very well versed in CTL systems including harvesting and forwarding as well as steep slope, stump to dump tree length systems.

Kelway lead a steep slope development and research panel in conjunction with International Forest Products in early 2014 that focused on implementing Winch assist techniques to tackle the escalating problem of serious injury and fatalities. 

This wealth of ground up experience lets him understand and connect his customer base with exactly what they need.

kcox@timbermax.ca | 1-250-287-0375


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