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People

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

Ceo
  • 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
  • Degree in Environmental Studies

John Repke

Cfo
  • 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

COO
  • 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

steve marshall

VP business Development/policy
  • 41 years with the USDA Forest Service
  • Since 2013 played a primary role in establishing CLT in the USA
  • His creation and leadership of the federal Wood Innovations Program helped the entire mass timber sector grow
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PAUL DRACE

VP of Sales and Marketing
  • Served as Mountain Region Manager and Marketing Director for RedBuilt LLC
  • Served as Commercial Design Manager for Weyerhaeuser’s Trus Joist Commercial division
  • Served as Structural Project Engineer for Ayres Associates, a civil/architectural engineering consulting firm
  • Graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Platteville with a B.S. in Civil Engineering