2018 Presentations

The 2018 PELICE was held April 13-14 at the Omni Hotel in Atlanta, Ga. We appreciate your involvement. The presentation links are shown here by alphabetical listing of the presenters’ last names.

Karl Aicher
Operations Manager, IB X-Lam USA
Cross Laminated Timber Facility Startup
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Steve Ashley and Jeff Otjen
Technical Service Project Managers, Georgia-Pacific Chemicals
RESI-BOOST Adhesive Technology
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Richard Baldwin
Vice President, Chief Investment Officer, Oak Creek Investments
The Wood Panel Industry in China and Its Impact on the World
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Robert Breyer
R&D Group Leader, Georgia-Pacific Chemicals
The Use of IB Testing in Plywood Versus Standard Lab Shear
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Erik Christensen
President and CEO, Swiss Krono USA
Norm Voss
U.S. Project Manager for Capital Expansion, Swiss Krono USA
Introduction to Swiss Krono: Global Manufacturer of HDF, Particleboard, OSB (Part One and Two)
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David Digdon
Vice President, Atlantic Combustion Technologies
Improving the Operating Efficiencies of Industrial Biomass-Fueled Furnaces and Boilers
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Bob Flynn
Director, International Timber, RISI
Outlook for Global Raw Material Supplies for the China’s Wood Products Industry: Not an Unlimited Resource
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Tyler Freres
Vice President of Sales, Freres Lumber
From Concept to Plant Opening, A Learning Experience: Mass Plywood Panel Manufacturing in Oregon
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Kip Howlett
President, Hardwood Plywood & Veneer Assn.
Fair Trade of Engineered Hardwoods with China: Fairy Tale or Reality?
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Hauke Jeske
Area Sales Manager North America, Business Unit Wood, Dieffenbacher
How Will Digitalization and Automation Change the North America Woodworking Industry?
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Dave Jones
Global Wood Products, Hexion, Inc.
Accelerating Global Wood Products Growth
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Dr. Bohumil Kasal
Director, Fraunhofer Institute for Wood Research, Wilhelm-Klauditz-­Institut
Recent Advances in the Development of Wood- and Cellulose-Based Materials
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Don Kuser
General Manager, North American Plywood Corp.
Direct to Substrate Digital Printing and Staining
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Steve Lieberman
Senior Product Engineer, IB X-Lam USA
Cross Laminated Timber Manufacturing in the Southeast U.S.
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Roy O. Martin III
CEO/President/CFO, RoyOMartin
Corrigan OSB—Everything’s Bigger in Texas: (and) Wood Is Coming Back in Style and the Emergence of CLT in America
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Scott McIntyre
North American Business Director for Performance Adhesives, Hexion
Successful Widespread Adoption of Mass Timber Requires Comprehensive Adhesive Qualification
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Jeff Nichols
Managing Partner, Industrial Fire Prevention
Spark Detection Prevents Fires and Saves Your Assets
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Rodney Pennington
Vice President of Key Accounts, NESTEC
Optimized WESP and/or RTO System Design: Refurbish Instead of Replace
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Tyler Player
President, Player Design. Inc.
Drying and Process Heating Solutions
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Ed Pridgen
Minifog Product Manager, Flamex
Aaron Bates
Special Projects Liaison, Flamex
Process Fire Protection Sanders & Formers
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Francisco Ripoll
Export Manager, SUGIMAT
Energy Efficiency Opportunities: Thermal Oil Versus Steam
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Alexander Root
Director of Sales North America, Fagus GreCon
Form the Perfect Panel with the GreCon FORMATOR
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Jim Salchenberg
CEW Project Director & Director of Engineering Services, Roseburg Forest Products
New LVL Push in the South
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Rodney Schwartz
Vice President of Sales-Americas, B&W MEGTEC
Assuring 100% Plant Capacity with Your Dryer Environmental System: RTO (Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer) Redundancy
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Yves-Marc Shade
Sales & Product Management, Stela
Advanced Low Temperature Particle and Strand Drying
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Bijan Shams
President, Cogent Industrial Technologies
Insight into Managing Large Capital Projects in the Wood Industry
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Konrad Solbrig
Head of Technology Wood-Based Composites, Electronic Wood Systems
Modern X-Ray Technology for Task-Oriented Applications in Panel Production
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Scott Springer
Regional Product Specialist, IPCO (formerly Sandvik Process Systems)
Why You Can Trust the New Brand
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Roger Tutterow
Professor of Economics, Director of the Econometric Center, Dept. of Economics, Miles J College of Business, Kennesaw State ­University
On the Economics, Business and Political Climate
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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
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Adriaan van der Beek
President, FRC Systems-A JWC Environmental Company
Wastewater Systems for Manufactured Wood Operations: Results Through Experience
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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
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