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 commercialize new product and process technologies in the timber industry.
He was significantly involved in applying wood modification technologies developed in Europe (acetylation, furfurylation and thermal modification) to New Zealand wood species. This work was primarily undertaken in New Zealand and Australia.
More recently, Mark has been involved in exploring how wood, especially mass timber, can be better utilized in New Zealand construction markets. He is currently responsible for FEA business opportunities in New Zealand and Australia.
He has a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Auckland in New Zealand.
Mark can be reached at +64 274 302 889 or by email at email@example.com.