John has worked in research, management roles and business development roles in the forest products industry. A native of Atlanta, GA, he received B.S. and M.S. degrees in forest management and silviculture at the University of Georgia Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources. John’s career has focused on developing and implementing cutting-edge silviculture, genetics and nursery technologies to increase forest productivity and investor returns.
Prior to joining ArborGen, John was the Senior Vice President of business development for CellFor Corporation in Atlanta, Ga., led forestry R&D at Smurfit-Stone and then managed the Forest Productivity Groups at Georgia-Pacific, The Timber Company and Plum Creek Timber Company.
At ArborGen, John provides commercial and strategic leadership for its global business including seedling sales, marketing, and product development. John serves on the boards of the Forest Landowners Association and the National Science Foundation Center for Advanced Forest Systems.