Speaker Topics and Speakers continue to be added. List is alphabetized by speakers’ last name.


“Keeping Structural and Decorative Wood Products Relevant: Development of Alternative Fibers, Products, and Processes”
Richard Baldwin, CFO/Treasurer, Oak Creek Investments

“High Resistance Wear Boards”
Bert Baumann, Sales Manager, BKB Industrial

“Introducing Egger Lexington, NC: A State-of-the-Art Particleboard Manufacturing Plant”
Bernd Bielfeldt, Division Director Technics and Production Americas, Egger

“Stranding Mainly Young Eucalyptus to Produce, Cost-Effectively, a Portfolio of Superior Performance Engineered Wood Products and Solutions, Including Cross Laminated Strand Timber”
Graeme Black, CEO, Lignor

“The Impact of Friction on Energy Consumption: A Case Study from the Wood Processing Industry”
Steffen Bots, Technical Manager, Addinol

“Robotics for Panel & Sheet Handling”
Jeremy Goebel, Sales Manager, Con-Vey

“Base-Metal Catalysts in the Board Industry: Continuing Application Experience”
Dr. Grigori Bunimovich, Owner and COO, Matros Technologies

“Arauco Grayling: Building a Future”
Steve Carroll, Vice President Manufacturing, Arauco NA

“The Emergence of Bamboo Building Materials in the 21st Century”
Avery Chua, President, dasso USA

“Growth through Investment and Innovation”
Ashlee Cribb, Senior VP-Chief Commercial Officer, Roseburg Forest Products

“A Look into Self-Growth, Working Outside the Norm and Mentoring Future Leaders”
Michelle Driscoll, Technical and Environmental Manager, Corrigan OSB, LLC

“Smart Material Handling – Good Designs Are NOT More Expensive”
Dane Floyd, President, Veneer Services

“A Manufacturer’s Review of Supply Chain Challenges and Opportunities for the CLT Market”
Charles Gale, Strategic Business Analyst, SmartLam North America

“Robotics in Wood Products”
Jeremy Goebel, Sales Manager, Con-Vey

“Dynamics in Wood-Based Panels and Engineered Wood Products—Opportunities and Challenges for the North American Industry”
Frank Goecke, Director, AFRY Management Consulting

“Why Specify North American Decorative Hardwood Plywood and How”
Kip Howlett, President, Decorative Hardwoods Association

“Forty Years of Wood Dryer Emission Control—Where Have We Been, Where Are We Going?”
Steve Jaasund, Geoenergy Product Manager, LDX Solutions

“An Honest Appraisal of Current Softwood Lathe Systems and Thoughts about the Future”
Alan Knokey, Vice President, USNR

“We Know a Thing or Two Because We’ve Seen a Thing or Two”
Tom Lepak, VP Business Development, Casey Industrial

“Research and Development of Isocyanate-free and Formaldehyde-free Cold-set Wood Adhesives”
Kaichang Li, Professor, Chemical Engineering, Oregon State University

“Huber Engineered Woods—Spring City Plant Restart”
Mark Lindquist, VP-Operations, Huber Engineered Woods

“Developments in Thermal Oil Pump Room Safety”
Rob MacKrell, Manager, Projects, Wechsler Engineering

“3-D ParticleView: Three-Dimensional Particle Measurement”
Torben Marhenke, Research and Development, GreCon

“Emerging Markets: Mass Timber Earns its Place”
Scott McIntyre, North American Business Director Performance Adhesives, Forest Products Div., Hexion

“Demonstrating the Value of Closed-Loop Biomass in Hybrid Panel Board Production”
Wendy Owens, CEO, Hexas Biomass

“Using Knowledge Management Initiatives to Achieve Successful Project Implementation”
Justin Price, Principal, Evergreen Engineering

“Alternative Methods for Particulate Control in Particleboard Plants”
Rodney Schwartz, Vice President Sales & Business Development Americas, Dürr Systems

“The RoyOMartin Journey to a World Class Safety Culture”
Terry Secrest, Executive VP of Manufacturing and Product Sales, RoyOMartin

“Executing Projects in the Digital Age”
Bijan Shams, President, Cogent Industrial Technologies

“Effective Protection of Engineered Wood Products from Termite Attack”
André Siraa, Global EWP Technical Manager, Lonza Wood Protection

“The Lifeblood of Your Plant”
Peter Smyth, Industry Sales Manager, C.C. Jensen

“The Total View of Board Quality by High-Resolution Ultrasonic Linear Array Scanning Technology”
Konrad Solbrig, Head of Technology Wood-Based Composites, Electronic Wood Systems

“Project Execution—Modern Tools and Classic Principles”
Scott Stamey, Vice President/Sr. Project Manager, Mid-South Engineering

“Detection of Internal Lack of Bond Defects in Wood Fiber Based Products”
Clyde Steffens, Principal, Automation Industries

“Positioning Egger High-Quality TFL for North America’s Growing Furniture Industry”
Luciano Tiburzi, Division Director Sales and Marketing Americas, Egger

“20 Years, 8 Months, and 17 Days…But Who’s Counting”
Jerry Uhland, CEO, CalPlant I

“If You See Her, You Can Be Her: Raising the Profile of Women in Manufacturing at Georgia-Pacific”
Anna Umphress, Senior Director, Business Unit Communications, Georgia-Pacific

“Relocating an Energy Plant: How, and Why Engineer It?”
Tom Wechsler, President, Wechsler Engineering

“Global Breakthrough of CLT – Markets and Technologies”
Dominik Wolfschütz, Market Research Specialist, German Woodworking Machinery Manufacturers Assn. (VDMA)

“Scrimber: How to Make Structural Material from Any Kind of Wood”
Stefan Zöllig, Principal, Timber Structures 3.0