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Ingo Wallocha

Ingo Wallocha

Canadian representative, Valutec Wood Dryers Inc

Ingo was born in Hannover, Germany in 1974 and has an MBA in economics from the University of Applied Sciences in Heidelberg. He started working in the lumber dry kiln business with Brunner-Hildebrand in 2002 and filled the role of sales director North America from 2009 until 2014. In 2015…
Jere Heikkinen

Jere Heikkinen

CEO, Finnos

Jere Heikkinen is an entrepreneur, co-founder and chief executive officer at Finnos. Based in Finland, Finnos was established in 2016 to continue the pioneering X-ray technology development of its predecessor, Bintec. Heikkinen has more than 10 years of experience developing X-ray log scanning systems for the sawmill industry, and holds…
Justin Williams

Justin Williams

owner and CEO of Williams & White Equipment

Justin Williams, P.Eng., is the owner and CEO of Williams & White Equipment, a Canadian company based in Burnaby, B.C., specializing in the development and production of automated tool sharpening and grinding machinery and other high-tolerance components and machinery for the sawmill industry. Justin is a registered professional engineer holding…
Mathieu Papillon

Mathieu Papillon

Research and development specialist, Autolog

Mathieu Papillon holds a bachelor's degree in physics from the University of Montreal. He has been with Autolog for five years in the Research and Development department where his work focuses on the development of artificial vision sensors and algorithms.
Nick Barrett

Nick Barrett

President, SiCam Systems

Nick Barrett is a visionary in the field of emerging technologies to support lumber size control and predictive maintenance. He has worked in both Aviation Systems and Robotics but has focused the last 20 years on the wood products industry.  Nick is the original designer of the SiCam products and…
Norvin Laudon

Norvin Laudon

Chief Technology Officer, Springer Microtec

Norvin Laudon began his career in Vancouver developing machine vision systems for high-speed manufacturing. For the last 17 years he has been involved in the sawmill industry, bringing his experience in machine vision and image processing to log and lumber scanning. While living in Europe for a number of years,…
Travas Hack

Travas Hack

General superintendent – Elk Lake, Eacom Timber Corp.

Travas has held a master electrician license with an industrial specialization for over 20 years. After completing his apprenticeship, he joined EACOM’s Elk Lake sawmill as a shift electrician. Having a curious mind, Travas left Elk Lake to pursue experience in other industries. The outside experience was very beneficial but…
Vlad Katkov

Vlad Katkov

Solution architect, B3 Systems

Vlad Katkov is a solution architect with Toronto-based B3 Systems. With over nine years of experience, Katkov specializes in the digitization of manufacturing processes. With a particular focus on sawmills, he streamlines data into a highly visual format that engages everyone from the shop floor to upper management. Katkov understands…
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