Art Schmon

Art Schmon has more than 40 years of experience with engineered lumber products. In the 70s and 80s, he co-managed the R&D, market research, 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 the company's European and Middle East Operations, introducing LVL, PSL, LSL and I-joists to the European market. Since 2009, Art and FEA Principal Paul Jannke have co-authored FEA's Quarterly Engineered Lumber forecast. He also regularly leads FEA multi-client and single-client studies for leading firms in the industry. Recently, Art was the lead author on FEA’s Global Outlook for Engineered Lumber Products, 2005 - 2021. This widely acclaimed 609 page study  provides a history and forecast for LVL, PSL, LSL, I-Joists, glulam and CLT. In fact, the study devotes almost 100 pages to the mass timber (CLT) and new, potentially transformative industrialized housing technologies. Art is also Managing Director of the FEA-produced IWBC, a major international conference dedicated to fully integrated offsite construction. Art has presented at numerous international conferences on the markets and technologies for engineered lumber products and is recognized as a leading expert in his field. Art holds an undergraduate degree from Princeton University (’72) and an MBA from Simon Fraser University (’79). Art can be reached at 604-644-6874 or by email at