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Brian Fehr

Chairman of the Board

• Founder and Former Chairman of The BID Group with 1500 employees across North America
• Expertise in construction, fabrication, installation and energy solutions
• Clients include Canfor, Tolko, Plateau, Slocan Forest Products and Yakama Forest Products
• Order of BC Recipient 2018

Casey Malmquist


• Founded SmartLam in 2012 and served as CEO/President of SmartLam for 7 years
• Builder/Developer for 40 years
• Led the SmartLam team from a ground level startup to becoming a globally-recognized producer of Cross-Laminated Timber products

Steve Marshall

VP Sales/Marketing/Policy

• 41 years with the US Forest Service
• Since 2013 he has played a primary role in establishing a cross laminated timber sector in the US.  His creation and leadership of the federal Wood Innovations Program helped the entire mass timber sector grow. Wood Innovations supported factory construction, early adaptor buildings, training for sector players, creation of the annual Mass Timber Conference, code revisions, materials testing, and much more.

John Repke


• Previously served as Senior Director of Finance for Waste Management, Inc.
• Served as Controller and CFO of The HAVI Group LP, largest supplier to McDonald’s
• Served as CFO of Veolia Environmental Services NA
• Graduated from The Ohio State University with a B.S. in Finance and holds a MBA from the University of Denver

Nick Desimone


• Served as a Senior Product Manager for Amazon.com, developing global e-commerce and strategic operational programs
• Served as Director of Product Management and executive team member for EnerG2 Technologies (acquired by BASF)
• Served as Project Engineer for Electroimpact, a world leader in aerospace tooling and automation
• Graduated from the University of Washington with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and holds a MBA from Carnegie Mellon University