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

“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

“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, Sr. Manufacturing Director, Arauco, NA

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

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

“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

“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

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

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

“The Combustible Dust Hazard Analysis”
Jeff Nichols, Managing Partner, Industrial Fire Prevention

“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

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

“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

“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

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