FEA Team

Brendan K. Lowney
Principal, Macroeconomics

Brendan Lowney is a Principal of Forest Economic Advisors LLC, the top choice for North American wood products analysis. As Principal, Brendan develops and implements FEA's business strategies. While he is thrilled to be playing a key part driving the commercial aspects of FEA's business, he is most excited about his role as FEA's Macroeconomist. In this capacity, Brendan interprets and forecasts the North American and international economic landscape -- analysis that forms the basis of FEA's industry projections.

READ MORE
Paul F. Jannke
Principal, Lumber

Paul Jannke is a Principal of Forest Economic Advisors LLC, the premier source for North American wood products analysis and information. In his capacity as an FEA Principal, Paul develops and implements the company's business and operational strategies. Paul's true professional passion lies in analyzing the North American lumber markets. With 20 years' experience studying lumber markets and providing reliable, insightful forecasts, Paul has become the industry's top economic analyst. Paul is the author of FEA's Lumber Advisor and Lumber Quarterly Forecasting Service publications.

READ MORE
Greg Lewis
Vice President

Gregory H. Lewis Vice President, Wood Panels Greg Lewis is Vice President of Wood Panels for Forest Economic Advisors LLC, the premier source for North American wood products analysis and information. Greg's focus is on North American 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. These products are the industry's top sources for forecasts and analysis of the North American wood panel markets.

READ MORE
Rocky Goodnow
Vice President

Rocky Goodnow is Vice President of the North American Timber Service at Forest Economic Advisors LLC. In this role, Rocky is responsible for FEA's outlook on the North American timber markets. Rocky leads the development of FEA's timber econometric models, which are used in the analysis of future demand on wood fiber resources, regional timber supplies, and timber values. Rocky is the primary author of FEA's Timber Quarterly Forecasting Service publications and is a contributor to other FEA publications and studies. Prior to FEA, Rocky worked at RISI Inc. from 2002-2009.

READ MORE
Art Schmon
Partner

Art Schmon has more than 40 years of experience with engineered lumber products. In the 70s and 80s, he managed the market research, product testing, commercial development and market roll-out for MacMillan Bloedel’s $150 million commercialization of Parallam® PSL. Subsequently, as General Manager of European Operations for Trus Joist MacMillan, he managed the start-up and commercial development of that company's European and Middle East Operations, introducing LVL, PSL, LSL and I-joists to the European market as well as the Middle East.

READ MORE
Henry Spelter
Partner

Henry Spelter is the lead analyst for FEA’s Wood Biomass Forecast Service publications and he also authors FEA’s Lumber Markets – Status & Trends monthly publication. Henry’s career has spanned three decades at the U.S. Forest Products Laboratory in Madison, WI where he was responsible for analysis of the lumber and panel industries. He authored over 100 reports covering developments in wood products markets including a series of benchmark studies profiling the softwood lumber and structural panel sectors.

READ MORE
Lynn O. Michaelis
Partner

Lynn Michaelis has nearly 40 years experience in the forest products industry. Most of the experience was with Weyerhaeuser Co., where Lynn was the Chief Economist and Vice President, Marketing and Economic Research for over 20 years. In this capacity, Lynn led a team of economists and market research analysts covering every aspect of the industry that was important to Weyerhaeuser. This included timber, wood products, containerboard, pulp and paper, plus housing issues which were crucial to their real estate companies.

READ MORE
Mark Smith
Partner

Mark Smith  has  worked  for  major  corporates  in  New  Zealand  in  the  forest  and  forest  product  sectors  (Fletcher Paper  and  Carter Holt Harvey )  in roles across strategic planning, operations management, R&D, new product development as well as running start-up businesses looking to commercialise  new  product  and  process  technologies  in  the  timber  industry.  He was involved in significant work looking at applying wood modification technologies developed in Europe (acetylation, furfurylation and thermal modification) and how these could be applied to NZ wood species.

READ MORE
Crystal Gauvin
Senior Economist

Crystal Gauvin is a Senior Economist with Forest Economic Advisors LLC, the premier source for North American wood products analysis and information. In this role, Crystal contributes analysis for a variety of FEA’s projects and reports, allowing FEA to provide a deeper analysis for clients. Crystal has worked in the industry since 2008, previously specializing in forecasting housing, PB/MDF and engineered lumber markets across North America. In addition to her work with Forest Economic Advisors LLC, Crystal is a 3x World Cup Champion, Professional Archer.

READ MORE
Dave Battaglia
Vice President

David Battaglia is in charge of client relations at Forest Economic Advisors LLC, the top choice for North American wood products information services. Dave develops and implements FEA's sales, marketing and business development strategies. With over 30+ years of industry experience, he is celebrating his first year with FEA. Dave has been with Georgia Pacific and BlueLinx,  and he has an intimate understanding of the solid wood products markets across North America.

READ MORE