SmartLam has invested significant time and energy into sourcing an exceptional team of people. We have worked hard to provide a safe, friendly, respectful, yet robust workplace for our team. We value our human resources because we recognize these people are responsible for our company’s success. We have and will continue to make every effort to acknowledge, reward, incent, and promote those people who commit themselves to our company’s growth, evolution, and profitability, all the while keeping them safe. Safety is “job number 1” at SmartLam and is a natural and fundamental part of our culture. SmartLam is committed to having the absolute best people and providing them the culture and environment that best supports them and their families.
Casey Malmquist – President and General Manager
Casey Malmquist, President and General Manager of SmartLam, has served in this position since SmartLam’s inception in January of 2012. Mr. Malmquist has led the SmartLam team from a ground level startup to becoming a globally-recognized producer of Cross-Laminated Timber products. Mr. Malmquist has over 30 years’ experience owning and operating a successful construction and development company. Casey graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College and holds a BS degree in Environmental Sciences.
Pete Krona – Facilities
Pete Krona is SmartLam’s Plant Manager. Born and raised in Whitefish, Montana, he spent four years in the U.S. Navy as a Hull technician, certified welder. Before coming to SmartLam, he worked for Plum Creek as a Millwright for 25 years. In addition to SmartLam, he is the owner of FAB48, a small custom welding shop which specializes in race car chassis fabrication and upgrades. Married for 21 years to his wife Kena, they have two daughters, Codi and Taylor, and one son, Blaine. In his spare time, he enjoys drag racing, skiing, scuba diving, and hockey.
Robert Tudhope – R&D/Product Development
Mr. Tudhope is responsible for research and product development at SmartLam. Mr. Tudhope has over 20 years of Design/Build experience serving the aerospace and other advanced technology industries and over 15 years of experience in Research and Product Development in the technology sector.
Prior to joining SmartLam, he was the Director of Product Development for Bridgelux, Inc., listed consistently on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 and is one of the Bay Area’s largest private companies. At Bridgelux he managed teams focused on creating commercial products using the Company’s proprietary technologies. Team priorities included product configuration, materials and methods, manufacturing processes, qualification testing and product certifications.
Mr. Tudhope holds a number of U.S. and International Patents.
Scott Blair – Quality Control
Born and raised in the Flathead Valley, Scott spent the early years of his career overseas serving in the US Air Force. Upon return, he attended Oregon Polytechnic Institute for Computer Aided Drafting and Design. He has also enjoyed the challenges and rewards of owning and operating several small business ventures. After relocating to the Flathead Valley, Scott has spent over 20 years in and around the timber industry, where he is now the Quality Assurance Manager and Safety Coordinator for SmartLam. In his free time, he enjoys the Arts and being in the wilderness.
Janene Adams – Accounting & Office Manager
Ms. Adams is responsible for the accounting, receivable, and payable systems for Smartlam. She has been with Smartlam since the its inception, and has 25 years of accounting experience. Janene is a Montana native, born and raised in Eastern Montana. In addition to working for Smartlam, Janene runs the office for Malmquist Construction, where she has worked for 20 years.
Jim Henjum – Structural Engineer PE,SE
Mr. Henjum is the Branch Manager in Columbia Falls, MT for Eclipse Engineering, Inc. Mr. Henjum and Eclipse Engineering have been providing engineering and consulting services for SmarLam since inception that include manufacturing process and equipment design, research and development, analysis and engineering support for products, development of design guides and technical papers, and the design of CLT matting, bridges and structures. Mr. Henjum has over 16 years of experience in the structural engineering field that includes the design of commercial structures, high-end residential structures, renovation and retrofits to existing buildings, specialty structures, and municipal structures designing with multiple materials including steel, concrete, masonry, and wood products. As branch manager, Mr. Henjum is responsible for the day to day activities, scheduling, marketing, and business operations of the office. He is also responsible for coordinating the expertise and man-power necessary to provide engineering support for SmartLam. Mr. Henjum is a licensed professional engineer (PE) in the states Montana and Washington and holds a structural license (SE) in the state of Idaho. He holds a BS in Civil Engineering from Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA.