On The Brink | Russ Taylor | Episode #112

Russ Taylor’s background in the forest industry started in 1974 and encompasses forestry, manufacturing, marketing and consulting positions.

Mr. Taylor was responsible for forestry operations in the 1970s (Northwood). He then held various sawmill management activities at three divisions of Interfor in the 1980s, including log purchasing, custom cutting, value-added remanufacturing, lumber sales manager and new product development. His global wood consulting career started in 1988.

Russ has conducted wood products market analysis/intelligence and business assessment/investment analysis on timber, lumber and wood products for dozens of global industry clients. He has travelled extensively (~100,000 miles per year) to key producing, exporting and importing countries in Asia, Russia, Europe, the Southern Hemisphere and within North America to obtain first-hand insights.

During his 28 years of operating International WOOD MARKETS Group, Russ and his team conducted many consulting projects for the “Who’s Who” of the global wood products trade. He also created a number of “must-have” newsletters and strategic multi-client outlook reports that involved unique insights and perspectives on global markets. The company was sold in 2017 to FEA and included a 3-year employment contract.

As of September 2020, Russ started up the next phase of his career with RUSS TAYLOR GLOBAL – Wood Business & Market Consulting, where he is carrying on with similar work as in the past.

Mr. Taylor has a forestry degree (BScF) and an MBA, both from the University of B.C., and is also a B.C. Registered Professional Forester (RPF-Ret).

Learn more about Russ and his company at https://russtaylorglobal.com/

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