FRIDAY, APRIL 13

EXHIBITORS/ATTENDEES
BREAKFAST
7:30-8:25 a.m.

MORNING KEYNOTERS SESSION
(Rooms B-C)

8:30-8:35 a.m.
Welcoming Remarks
—Rich Donnell, Conference Co-Chairman; Editor-in-Chief, Panel World magazine

8:40-9:05 a.m.
Corrigan OSB—Everything’s Bigger in Texas: (and) Wood Is Coming Back in Style and the Emergence of CLT in America
—Roy O. Martin III, CEO/
President/CFO, RoyOMartin

9:10-9:35 a.m.
New LVL Push in the South
—Jim Salchenberg, CEW Project Director & Director of Engineering Services, Roseburg Forest Products

9:40-10:00 a.m.
Introduction to Swiss Krono: Global Manufacturer of HDF, Particleboard, OSB (Part One)
—Erik Christensen, President and CEO, Swiss Krono USA

10:05-10:25
Introduction to Swiss Krono: Global Manufacturer of HDF, Particleboard, OSB (Part Two)
—Norm Voss, Project Manager for Capital Expansion, Swiss Krono USA

TIME OUT WITH EXHIBITORS
10:30-10:55 a.m.

AIR & WATER TREATMENT
(Room B)

11:00-11:20 a.m.
Assuring 100% Plant Capacity with Your Dryer Environmental System: RTO (Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer) Redundancy
—Rodney Schwartz, Vice President of Sales-Americas, B&W MEGTEC

11:25-11:45 a.m.
Optimized WESP and/or RTO System Design: Refurbish Instead of Replace
—Rodney Pennington, Vice President of Key Accounts, NESTEC

11:50-12:10 p.m.
Wastewater Systems for Manufactured Wood Operations-Results Through Experience
—Adriaan van der Beek, President, FRC Systems-A JWC Environmental Company

PRODUCTION & ENERGY
SAVINGS
(Room TBA)

11-00-11:20 a.m.
Plywood De-Watering Press: Energy Saving Opportunity
—Paul Gavin, Area Sales Manager, Biele

11:25-11:45 a.m.
Safety and Production Advantages and Different Energy Efficiency Ratings of a Belt Dryer
—Yves-Marc Schade, Sales and Product Management, Stela

QUALITY CONTROL
(Room C)

11:00-11:20 a.m.
Modern X-Ray Technology for Task-Oriented Applications in Panel Production
—Konrad Solbrig, Head of Technology Wood-Based Composites, Electronic Wood Systems

11:25-11:45 a.m.
Forming on the Next Level
—Alexander Root, Director of Sales North America, Fagus GreCon

EDUCATIONAL PURSUIT
(Room TBA)

11:00-11:20 p.m.
Reversing the Trend: Curriculum in Sustainable Biomaterials and Packaging
—Dr. Brian Via, Regions Bank Professor and Director of the Forest Products Development Center, Auburn University

11:25-11:45 a.m.
Industry 4.0—Process Analytics, Predictive Models and Improved Performance for the Forest Products Industries
—Dr. Timothy Young, Professor/Graduate Director, Center for Renewable Carbon, University of Tennessee

EXHIBITORS/ATTENDEES
LUNCH
12:00- 1:25 p.m.

AFTERNOON SUPPLIERS
KEYNOTERS SESSION
(Rooms B-C)

1:30-1:35 p.m.
Remarks and Remembrance
—Dan Shell, Managing Editor, Panel World

1:40-2:05 p.m.
Accelerating Global Wood Products Growth
—Dave Jones, Global Vice President, Hexion, Inc.

2:10-2:35 p.m.
How Will Digitalization and Automation Change the North America Woodworking Industry?
—Hauke Jeske, Area Sales Manager North America, Dieffenbacher

2:40-3:05 p.m.
Why You Can Trust the New Brand
—Scott Springer, Regional Product Specialist, the company formerly known as Sandvik Process Systems

TIME OUT WITH EXHBITORS
3:10-3:30 p.m.

INDUSTRY DEVELOPEMENTS
(Room B)

3:35-3:55 p.m.
Insight into Managing Large Capital Projects in the Wood Industry
—Bijan Shams, President, Cogent Industrial Technologies

4:00-4:20 p.m.
Direct to Substrate Digital Printing and Staining
—Don Kuser, General Manager, North American Plywood Corp.

HEAT ENERGY
(Room TBA)

3:35-3:55 p.m.
Economical Bark and Waste Wood Combustion Systems
—Tyler Player, President, Player Design. Inc.

4:00-4:20 p.m.
Energy Efficiency Opportunities: Thermal Oil Versus Steam
—Francisco Ripoll, Export Manager, SUGIMAT

4:25-4:45 p.m.
Improving the Operating Efficiencies of Industrial Biomass-Fueled Furnaces and Boilers
—David Digdon, Vice President, Atlantic Combustion Technologies; Michael Reindorp, Consultant

SAFETY TECHNOLOGY
(Room TBA)

3:35-3:55 p.m.
Sander Fire Protection
—Ed Pridgen, Minifog Product Manager, Flamex; Aaron Bates, Special Projects Liaison, Flamex

4:00-4:20 p.m.
Spark Detection Prevents Fires and Saves Your Assets
—Jeff Nichols, Managing Partner, Industrial Fire Prevention

ADHESIVES & BONDING
(Room C)

3:35-3:55 p.m.
The Use of IB Testing in PLywood Versus Standard Lab Shear
—Robert Breyer, R&D Group Leader, Georgia-Pacific Chemicals

4:00-4:20 p.m.
Tall Wood Mass Timber Adoption Requires Full-Performance Adhesives
—Scott McIntyre, North American Business Director for Performance Adhesives, Hexion

4:25-4:45 p.m.
New Proven Adhesive Technology Transforms Plywood/LVL Operations
—Steve Ashley and Jeff Otjen, Technical Service Project Managers, Georgia-Pacific Chemicals

EXHIBITOR/ATTENDEES
RECEPTION
5:00-7:00 p.m.


SATURDAY, APRIL 14

COFFEE & DOUGHNUTS
8:00-8:25 a.m.

MORNING KEYNOTERS SESSION
(Rooms B-C)

8:30-8:35 a.m.
Welcoming Remarks
—Fred Kurpiel, Conference Co-Chairman; President, Georgia Research Institute

8:40-9:10 a.m.
On the Economics, Business and Poitical Climate
—Roger Tutterow, Professor of Economics, Director of the Econometric Center, Dept. of Economics, Miles J College of Business, Kennesaw State ­University

9:15-9:40 a.m.
Rising to New Opportunities: ­Regulations for Increased Wood Construction
—Bob Glowinski, President and CEO, American Wood Council

TIME OUT WITH EXHIBITORS
9:45-10:00 a.m.

INTERNATIONAL
DEVELOPMENTS
(Room B)

10:05-10:30 a.m.
Outlook for Global Raw Material Supplies for the Chinese Wood Products Industry: Not an Unlimited Resource
—Bob Flynn, Director, International Timber, RISI

10:35-11:00 a.m.
Recent Advances in the Development of Wood- and Cellulose-Based Materials
—Dr. Bohumil Kasal, Director, Fraunhofer Institute for Wood Research, Wilhelm-Klauditz-­Institut

11:05-11:30 a.m.
The Wood Panel Industry in China and Its Impact on the World
—Richard Baldwin, Vice President, Chief Investment Officer, Oak Creek Investments

11:35-Noon
Fair Trade of Engineered Hardwoods: Fairy Tale or Reality?
—Kip Howlett, President, Hardwood Plywood & Veneer Assn.

MASS PLYWOOD PANEL
& CROSS LAMINATED TIMBER
(Room C)

10:05-10:30 a.m.
From Concept to Plant Opening, A Learning Experience: Mass Plywood Panel Manufacturing in Oregon
—Rob Freres, Executive Vice President, Freres Lumber

10:35-11:00 a.m.
The Technologies Behind Mass Plywood Panel Manufacturing
—Tyler Freres, Vice President of Sales, Freres Lumber

11:05-11:30 a.m.
Cross Laminated Timber Manufacturing in the Southeast U.S.
—Steve Lieberman, Senior Product Engineer, IB X-Lam USA

11:35-Noon
Cross Laminated Timber Facility Startup
—Karl Aicher, Operations Manager, IB X-Lam USA

10TH ANNIVERSARY BRUNCH
Noon-1:00 p.m.

CASH PRIZE DRAWING
1:00 p.m.
(Must Be Present To Win)

EXHIBITOR BREAKDOWN
1:00 p. m.