PTF BPI 2012
Conference Venue Date
2nd Biennial International Conference on Processing Technologies for the Biobased Products Industries
Monday, November 5, 2012
Conference Registration 5:00 – 7:00 pm – Hotel lobby
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.: Breakfast
7:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.: Conference Registration
8:15 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.: Welcome and Opening Remarks
Timothy M. Young, Ph.D.
Professor
Center for Renewable Carbon
The University of Tennessee
Plenary Session I: "Emerging Issues for Academia and the Forest Products Industry"
Moderator: Timothy M. Young, Professor, The University of Tennessee
8:30 a.m. – 8:55 a.m.: The Redesign of Wood Science and Technology Academic Programs in America
Barry Goodell, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Sustainable Biomaterials
Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

Barry Goodell's picture Professor Barry Goodell has over 27 years of experience with wood science and engineering, including work in the sustainable biomaterials and bioenergy areas. He holds a Doctorate from Oregon State University and was previously a Professor at the University of Maine in the USA. He is currently Professor and the Head of the Department of Sustainable Biomaterials at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech). Dr. Goodell has published over one hundred articles on wood and biomaterials degradation and protection, engineered wood composites, and the development of novel products including advanced hybrid biocomposites. He also holds four patents and two provisional patents, with other patents pending.
8:55 a.m. – 9:20 a.m.: Perspectives of Wood Science and Technology Academic Programs in Europe
Alexander Petutschnigg, Ph.D.
Professor and Head
Department of Forest Products Technology and Wood Constructions
Salzburg University of Applied Sciences, Kuchl, Austria

Alexander Petutschnigg's picture Alexander studied mathematics (University of Salzburg) as well as forest products technology (University of Applied Sciences Salzburg). He obtained his PhD at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna with examinations at the Technical University of Graz. Alexander is Professor at the Salzburg University of Applied Sciences since 2005. He's a member of the Austrian Society of Operations Research and the Forest Products Society. He was awarded the Christian Doppler Prize 2005 in the field of Technical Sciences. Since 2009 Alexander is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Tennessee and in 2010 he achieved the Habilitation at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna in the field of Engineering design for biogenic materials.
9:20 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.: U.S. Formaldehyde Emission Regulations for Composite Panels
Gary Heroux
Vice President
Composite Panel Association
Leesburg, VA

Gary Heroux's picture Gary is the Vice President of Product Acceptance for the Composite Panel Association (CPA) and has worked for the trade association for over twenty-five years. His position works directly the Technical and Production Committees to ensure that the laboratory testing services, certification programs and standards are in concert with the Association's strategic plan.
Gary has a Master of General Administration in Applied Management from the University of Maryland and a Bachelor of Science in Forest Products Utilization from Virginia Tech.
9:45 a.m. – 10:10 a.m.: Capacity Restarts are Key to Panel Market Outlook
Greg Lewis
Vice President
Wood Panels for Forest Economic Advisors LLC
Boston, MA

Greg Lewis's picture Greg Lewis is Vice President of Wood Panels for Forest Economic Advisors LLC. Greg's focus is on wood panel markets. He writes FEA's Structural Panel Advisor and Particleboard and MDF Advisor and is the primary author of FEA's Wood Panel Quarterly Forecasting Service publications. Greg has also co-authored studies on the international wood panel and lumber industries and has presented at numerous conferences in North America and abroad. He has been covering the wood panel markets since 1999. Greg holds a master's degree in economics from the University of Washington and a bachelor's degree in economics from Oberlin College.
10:10 a.m. – 10:40 a.m.: Break
Plenary Session II: "The Realities of the Forest Products Industry"
Moderator: TBD
10:40 a.m. – 11:05 a.m.: Lean Six Sigma at Roseburg Forest Products – It's in the People
Gary Purcival
Lean Coordinator / Lean Six Sigma Blackbelt
Roseburg Forest Products
Riddle, OR

Gary Purcival's picture Gary has worked in the forest products industry for 19 years. He has spent the last 8 years at a highly automated, state of the art, Engineered Wood Products plant in Southern Oregon. He began his Lean focus and education in 2007. He began teaching Lean and process improvement in June 2009. He mentors at all organizational levels from the shop floor operators to plant managers, the executive team and all levels in between.
His current positions include Dryer Improvement Initiative Coordinator at 5 manufacturing plants in Oregon and California and Lean Coordinator / Lean Six Sigma Blackbelt for two of Roseburg Forest Products manufacturing facilities located in Riddle Oregon, the Engineered Wood Products plant and the Riddle Plywood plant.
11:05 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.: Lean Six Sigma: Building a Culture of Continuous Improvement at LP
Aaron Howald
Lean Six Sigma Manager
Oriented Strand Board Division
Louisiana-Pacific Corp.
Nashville, TN

Aaron Howald's picture Aaron is Lean Six Sigma Manager at the Oriented Strand Board Division for LP Building Products. He has 10+ year of process improvement consulting for clients ranging from automotive, military, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, etc.
Aaron has a MBA in Operations from Indiana University and a BS in Finance & Economics.
His hobbies and interests are cycling, hiking, brewing beer, and competitive shooting.
11:30 a.m. – 11:55 a.m.: The Significance and Value of Certificate of Analysis Test Data Case Study: Oriented Strand Board Adhesives
Terry Liles, Ph.D.
Director of Raw Materials
Huber Engineered Woods, LLC
Commerce, GA

Terry Liles's picture Terry's current position is the Director of Raw Materials for Huber Engineered Woods. He's located at the Innovations Center in Commerce, GA. He has been with Huber for 8 years. Prior to joining Huber, he was a R&D Group Leader and Technology Manager for Georgia-Pacific Chemicals for 15 years in Decatur, GA. Terry started his career as a Senior Chemist in the Coatings and Inks Division of BASF Corporation. His educational background includes a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, MS and a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of South Alabama in Mobile, AL.
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.: Lunch (with guest speaker Cap Fendig from St. Simons Island, www.capfendig.com)
Afternoon Sessions
Presenter is underlined
Sessions 1a: Process Improvements and Modeling (1:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.)
Moderator: Timothy M. Young, The University of Tennessee
Session 1b: Advanced Structural Analysis (1:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.)
Moderator: Adam Taylor, The University of Tennessee
CT Scanning of Logs – an Industrial Application
Rado Gazo, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Forestry and Natural Resources
Purdue University
Use of Six Sigma Tools for Product Development and Process Improvement in a CARB 2 World
Jeff Swartzentruber, Daniel Allen, and David Schlarb
UF Resins Technical Group Leader
Momentive
Development of a Numerically Controlled Rotational Dowel Welding Device for Hand-held Screwdrivers to Determine and Optimize Important Process Parameters
Ivo Pratter, Carina Siebenhofer, Alexander Petutschnigg, and Stefanie Wieland
Salzburg University of Applied Sciences
Kuchl, Austria
Multivariate Process Control and Real Time Sensors in Practical Use
Björn Engström, Torbjörn Lestander, Per Lidén, and Henrik Sundström
Perten Instruments AB
See Abstract
Laser Treatment of Wood in Ski Industry – A Parameter Study
Michael Stöckler, Florian Steinwendner, Julian Schnepps, Johann Blinzer, Alexander Petutschnigg, and Helmut Holzer
Holztechnikum
Kuchl, Austria
See Abstract
2:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.: Break
Session 2a: Lean Manufacturing (3:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.)
Moderator: Nicolas Andre, The University of Tennessee
Sessions 2b: Green Building and LCA (3:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.)
Moderator: Fred Kurpiel, Georgia Tech Research Institute
Lean thinking Applications for Energy Reduction: A case study in wood products industries
Shawn Crawford, Henry J. Quesada-Pineda, and Earl Kline
Graduate Student, M.S. Candidate
Department of Sustainable Biomaterials
Virginia Tech
See Abstract
U.S. Green House Building Systems and Wood Products
Phil Araman and Daniel Hindman
Research Team Leader and Scientist
USDA FS Southern Research Station
Brooks Forest Products Center
Virginia Tech
See Abstract
Lean Manufacturing at Roseburg Forest Products: A Case Example
Scott Leavengood and Tony Flagor
Director
Oregon Wood Innovation Center
Oregon State University
See Abstract
Recycling Options Make Zero Wood Construction Waste Possible in Home Building
Phil Araman and Daniel Hindman
Research Team Leader and Scientist
USDA FS Southern Research Station
Brooks Forest Products Center
Virginia Tech
See Abstract
Factors Impacting the Sustainability of Continuous Improvement Initiatives in Wood Products Industries
Johanna Madrigal and Henry Quesada-Pineda
Assistant Professor
Department of Sustainable Biomaterials
Virginia Tech
See Abstract
The Carbon Impact of Wood Processing
Adam Taylor, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Center for Renewable Carbon
The University of Tennessee
See Abstract
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.: Cocktail
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.: Dinner (with live music)
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.: Breakfast
Morning Sessions
Session 3a: Wood Industry Issues (8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.)
Moderator: Adam Taylor, The University of Tennessee
Sessions 3b: Statistical Applications (8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.)
Moderator: Jeff Swartzentruber, Momentive
Current Status of the U.S. Hardwood Industry
Urs Buehlmann, Matthew Bumgardner, and Michael Sperber
Department of Sustainable Biomaterials
Virginia Tech
See Abstract
Real-Time Simulation of A Feedforward Control Process Adaptation at the Manufacturing of Fiberboards
Martin Riegler, Bernhard Spangl, Martin Weigl, Thomas Kuncinger, Rupert Wimmer, Timothy M. Young, and Ulrich Müller
Wood K plus – Competence Centre for Wood Composites and Wood Chemistry
See Abstract
Wood Pallets – An Important U.S. Industrial Product
Phil Araman, Robert Bush, and Courtney Kepley
Research Team Leader and Scientist
USDA FS Southern Research Station
Brooks Forest Products Center
Virginia Tech
See Abstract
Predicting Low Strength Properties of Wood Composite Panels using Bayesian Logistic Regression
Xia Huang, Tim Young, Yan Zeng and Frank Guess
Research Associate
Center for Renewable Carbon
The University of Tennessee
See Abstract
Cutting a New Deal in Lumber Drying
Bob Erickson, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus
University of Minnesota
See Abstract
Lignin Yield Maximization of Lignocellulosic Biomass by Taguchi Robust Product Design using Organosolv Fractionation
Anton F. Astner, Joe Bozell, and Tim Young
Center for Renewable Carbon
The University of Tennessee
See Abstract
9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.: Break
Session 4a: Process Improvement and Modeling II (10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)
Moderator: Henry Quesada, Virginia Tech
Sessions 4b: Advanced Structural Analysis II (10:00 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.)
Moderator: Stefanie Wieland, Salzburg University of Applied Sciences
Case Examples in Process Improvement for Biobased Products Firms
Scott Leavengood
Director
Oregon Wood Innovation Center
Oregon State University
Bond Quality of Melamine–Formaldehyde and Liquefied Wood Mixture Bonded Particleboard as Affected by Pressing Time and Temperature
Sergej Medved, Nataša Čuk, and Matjaž Kunaver
Biotechnical Faculty
Department of Wood Science and Technology
University of Ljubljana
See Abstract
The Box Assignment Problem in Log Yards
Maria Anna Huka, Jörn Rathke and Manfred Gronalt
University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna
See Abstract
Structural analysis of Wood-Leather Panels
Tilman Grünewald, Alexander Petutschnigg, and Stefanie Wieland
Graduate Student, Master Candidate
Salzburg University of Applied Sciences
See Abstract
Understanding the Biomaterial's Microstructure and Mechanical Properties in Small Scale Using Nanoindentation and Advanced Atomic Force Microscope Based Techniques
Yujie Meng, Siqun Wang, Tim Young, and Donna C. Hurley
Graduate Student, Ph.D. Candidate
Center for Renewable Carbon
The University of Tennessee
Integrated Process, Financial, and Risk Modeling of Emerging Bioenergy Production Technologies: Methodology and Examples
Trevor Treasure, Ronalds Gonzalez, Hasan Jameel, Richard B. Phillips, Richard Venditti, and Steve Kelley
Graduate Student, Ph.D. Candidate
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Department of Forest Biomaterials
North Carolina State University
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.: Lunch and Business Meeting
1:00 p.m.: Close of Conference

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