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Springfield, Ore. – Timber Products Company today announced the appointment of Chris Knowles as the new Marketing Director.
“Having someone as knowledgeable and versatile as Chris will be a great addition to our team,” said Mark Avery, COO for Timber Products. “His knowledge of the industry and market will be indispensable to the company as we look to our growth and future.”
Most recently working as a professor at Oregon State University with the Oregon Wood Innovation Center, Knowles provided technical support to many forest product companies and associations. In addition, he conducted extensive market research on products in both domestic and international markets.
“I am eager to apply my knowledge to Timber Products’ goals, initiatives, and marketing strategy,” said Knowles. “This will be a great opportunity to help shape the company’s future in the markets.”
Knowles earned his Bachelor’s degree in Forest Management and his Master’s degree in Forestry from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Tex., before moving to Corvallis, Ore., in 2003 to begin his work with Oregon State University.
Knowles and his wife, Melissa, live in Corvallis with their two daughters, Avery and Hannah.