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WPMA appoints two new Directors

30 November 2023
The Wood Processors and Manufacturers Association (WPMA) is pleased to announce the appointment of two new Directors.

Ian Jones (photo) is the General Manager for Fletcher Wood Products which includes the operating businesses of Waipapa Pine and Renewable Wood Fuels. He is responsible for the strategy and construction of the new NZ$275m wood panels plant in Taupo. Ian has a long history with Fletcher Building working in businesses across steel manufacturing, steel distribution, pipes, cement, aggregates, and concrete.

Ben Campbell is Head of Markets and Innovation at Abodo Wood Limited and has been involved in the timber and building products sector for over 20 years. He is passionate about improving the sustainability of the construction industry by offering renewable alternatives to old growth timbers for the benefit of future generations.

‘We are delighted to welcome such high-quality individuals to our board’ said CEO Mark Ross ‘The industry experience and insights they bring to the table will be invaluable as we bolster our vision of boosting New Zealand’s economic and sustainable future through sector growth’.

The duo joins experienced WPMA directors, chair John Eastwood, vice-chair Dr Jon Ryder (Oji Fibre Solutions), Darren Stead (Red Stag Timberlab), Tony Clifford (Pan Pac Forest Products), Craig Dawson (Westco Lumber), Mark Taylor (Tenon Clearwood Limited Partnership), Mark Hansen (Rosvall Sawmill), Alan Hartley (Niagara Sawmilling Company) and Brendan Smith (Juken NZ).

“I would like to acknowledge all our Board members for their ongoing commitment of time and effort in providing their valuable leadership’, said Ross. ‘At the same time, we farewell Garth Mortenson (North Sawn Lumber) and thank him for his important contributions.

Source: WPMA

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