Bernd Bielfeldt

General Manager Business Unit Wood, Dieffenbacher

“How Will Digitalization and Automation Change the North America Woodworking Industry?”
Bob Glowinski

President and CEO of American Wood Council. Glowinski

“Rising to New Opportunities: Regulations for Increased Wood Construction”
Jim Salchenberg

CEW Project Director & Director of Engineering Services, Roseburg Forest Products

“New LVL Push in the South”
Roy O. Martin

CEO/President/CFO of RoyOMartin

“Corrigan OSB—Everything’s Bigger in Texas: (and) Wood Is Coming Back in Style and the Emergence of CLT in America”
Scott Springer

Regional Product Specialist, the company formerly known as Sandvik Process Systems

“Why You Can Trust the New Brand”
Roger Tutterow

Professor of Economics and director of the Econometric Center in the Dept. of Economics at the Miles J Coles College of Business at Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, Ga.

“On the Economics, Business and Political Climate”
Erik Christensen

President & CEO, Swiss Krono USA

“Introduction to Swiss Krono: Global Manufacturer of HDF, Particleboard, OSB”

Norm Voss

US Project Manager for Capital Expansion, Swiss Krono USA

“Introduction to Swiss Krono: Global Manufacturer of HDF, Particleboard, OSB”

Karl Aicher

Operations Manager, IB X-Lam USA

“Cross Laminated Timber Facility Startup”

Richard Baldwin

Vice President, Chief Investment Officer, Oak Creek Investments

“The Wood Panel Industry in China and Its Impact on the World”

Rob Freres

Executive Vice President, Freres Lumber

“Learning Experience: Mass Plywood Panel Manufacturing in Oregon”

Tyler Freres

Vice President of Sales, Freres Lumber

“The Technologies Behind Mass Plywood Panel Manufacturing”

Dave Jones

Global Vice President, Hexion, Inc.

“Accelerating Global Wood Products Growth”

Dr. Bohumil Kasal

Director, Fraunhofer Institute for Wood Research, Wilhelm-Klauditz-­Institut

“Recent Advances in the Development of Wood- and Cellulose-Based Materials”

Don Kuser

General Manager, North American Plywood Corp.

“Direct to Substrate Digital Printing and Staining”

Steve Lieberman

Senior Product Engineer, IB X-Lam USA

“Cross Laminated Timber Manufacturing in the Southeast U.S.”

Jeff Nichols

Managing Partner, Industrial Fire Prevention

“Spark Detection Prevents Fires and Saves Your Assets”

Rodney Pennington

Vice President of Key Accounts, NESTEC

“Optimized WESP and/or RTO System Design: Refurbish Instead of Replace”

Tyler Player

President, Player Design. Inc.

“Economical Bark and Waste Wood Combustion Systems”

Ed Pridgen

Minifog Product Manager, Flamex; Aaron Bates, Special Projects Liaison, Flamex

“Sander Fire Protection”

Francisco Ripoll

Export Manager, SUGIMAT

“Energy Efficiency Opportunities: Thermal Oil Versus Steam”

Bijan Shams

President, Cogent Industrial Technologies

“Insight into Managing Large Capital Projects in the Wood Industry”

Konrad Solbrig

Head of Technology Wood-Based Composites, Electronic Wood Systems

“Modern X-Ray Technology for Task-Oriented Applications in Panel Production”

Dr. Brian Via

Regions Bank Professor and Director of the Forest Products Development Center, Auburn University

“Reversing the Trend: Curriculum in Sustainable Biomaterials and Packaging”

Yves-Marc Schade

Sales and Product Management, Stela

“Safety and Production Advantages and Different Energy Efficiency Ratings of a Belt Dryer”

Bob Flynn

Director, International Timber, RISI

“Outlook for Global Raw Material Supplies for the Chinese Wood Products Industry: Not an Unlimited Resource”

Adriaan van der Beek

President, FRC Systems-A JWC Environmental Company

“Wastewater Systems for Manufactured Wood Operations-Results Through Experience”

Kip Howlett

President, Hardwood Plywood & Veneer Assn.

“Fair Trade of Engineered Hardwoods: Fairy Tale or Reality?”

Alexander Root

Director of Sales North America, Fagus GreCon

“Forming on the Next Level”

Steve Ashley

Technical Service Project Manager, Georgia-Pacific Chemicals

“New Proven Adhesive Technology Transforms Plywood/LVL Operations”

Jeff Otjen

Technical Service Project Manager, Georgia-Pacific Chemicals

“New Proven Adhesive Technology Transforms Plywood/LVL Operations”

Paul Gavin

Area Sales Manager, Biele

“Plywood De-Watering Press: Energy Saving Opportunity”

Robert Breyer

R&D Group Leader, Georgia-Pacific Chemicals

“The Use of IB Testing in PLywood Versus Standard Lab Shear”

Aaron Bates

Special Projects Liaison, Flamex

“Sander Fire Protection”

Dr. Timothy Young

Professor/Graduate Director, Center for Renewable Carbon, University of Tennessee

“Industry 4.0—Process Analytics, Predictive Models and Improved Performance for the Forest Products Industries”