D. Earl Kline, Virginia Tech

Earl Kline is a professor of wood products manufacturing systems.  For the past 25 years at Virginia Tech, Earl’s main priority has been to teach and mentor students for the next generation of wood products business managers and leaders.  Subjects …

Omar Espinoza, University of Minnesota

Omar Espinoza is Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota’s Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering Department.

He also chairs the Forest Products Management Development Institute, an initiative to support the Forest Products Industry in Minnesota.

Omar obtained his undergraduate degree in …

Robert "Bob" Smith, Virginia Tech

Bob is the Department Head and Associate Dean for Engagement for the College of Natural Resources and Environment.  He is a Professor in Forest Products Business at Virginia Tech.  In his current role, Bob is responsible for the college’s cooperative …

Brian Bond, Virginia Tech

Brian H. Bond, Ph.D., serves as an associate professor and extension specialist in the area of wood products. His focus is on improving the sustainable use and manufacturing of wood products. He has fifteen years experience in wood drying, sawmill