Innovations in Forestry and Wood Products From a full Value Chain perspective
John’s presentation will explore the latest research, technology transfer and innovations occurring within the forest and wood products sector – from harvesting and regeneration to growing wood fibre use and end-products. The forest sector is undergoing a renaissance where both traditional and new uses of wood are realizing great opportunities and potential. John’s presentation will touch-on forest operations modernization and automation, value added including bio-products (lignin and sugar from wood), bio-energy, engineered wood and smart manufacturing. An update on FPInnovations Industry Advisory activities occurring across Ontario will also be included.
John Pineau is currently the Provincial Leader Ontario for FPInnovations. Prior to this he served as the Executive Director of the Canadian Institute of Forestry from 2006 to 2014. John worked for Tembec Inc. and the Forestry Research Partnership as Forest Science Extension Manager from 2000 to 2006. Early in his career, he also worked for the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (1979-1994) in a variety of capacities including as Technician, Planner, G.I.S. Specialist and Communications Officer. He was employed by Millar Western Forest Products Ltd. in Alberta as G.I.S. Manager and Company Biologist from 1994-2000. John has a BSc. Degree in Biology from Trent University (1983) and a Diploma in GIS Application Development from Fleming College (1991). He currently serves on the Boards of Directors of the Canadian Institute of Forestry, the Canadian Ecology Centre, the Friends of the Petawawa Research Forest, and the Algonquin Forestry Authority.