Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Dr. Richard F. (Dick) Baldwin Book Signing

Dr. Baldwin is the President and CEO of the new plywood plant here in Louisville. He lives in Dallas and is coming here to the library for a signing of his new book , Plywood and Veneer-Based Products by Richard F. Baldwin on Tuesday, February 23rd from 3-6pm. The library is very honored at his request for a book signing at the Winston County Library and Beth Edwards was told that local and state community and political leaders will be in attendance. You can see a picture of his book on Amazon.

Richard F. ("Dick") Baldwin, a native of Oregon, draws on more than five decades of executive, supervisory, and hourly experience across the forest products industry. Currently Dick is Managing Partner of Oak Creek Investments LLC, Operating Partner for the private equity investor Atlas Holdings, Board Member of New Wood Resources Inc., and President of Winston Plywood & Veneer LLC.

From 2007 to September 2013, he served as Executive Vice President / General Manager for the Southeastern U.S. division of Wood Resources LLC prior to its successful sale to Boise Cascade. Previously Dick had operating authority over wood products factories in Latin America and Southeast Asia, been Managing Partner of an operator of seven wood products manufacturing plants, and been Senior Vice President of a Fortune 100 company with profit-and-loss responsibility for fifteen wood products manufacturing plants. Dick has carried out consulting assignments in many developed and developing countries including Brazil, Costa Rica, Honduras, Japan, Laos, New Zealand, Nicaragua, South Africa, South Korea, Thailand, Turkey, and Vietnam.

He has been a key participant in important industry innovations such as development of small log processing technology and the high-speed layup line, and has been deeply involved in innovative product mix development.

Dr. Baldwin graduated from the University of Oregon with a Bachelor of Science in Operations Management, from Stephen F. Austin State University with a Master of Science in Forestry, and from the University of Texas at Dallas with a Ph.D. in Public Affairs. He has completed advanced studies in Strategy and Complexity at the Santa Fe Institute and earned certifications in Mediation and Dispute Resolution from Southern Methodist University. He holds the Certified Forester designation from the Society of American Foresters.

Dick has held appointed public office including as a member of the Oregon State Board of Forestry and a member of the Angelina and Neches River Authority (Texas). He was a member of the Forestry Trust Advisory Committee at the Oregon State Board of Forestry, a member of the Forest Research Laboratory Committee at Oregon State University, and a curriculum advisor at the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Forestry.

He is the author of seven books and has published dozens of journal articles concerning manufacturing practices, operating management, maintenance, and forestry issues.