Marty Vatkin’s 40 plus-years involvement in the lumber industry has given him a vast comprehension of all things related to sawmills and makes him a perfect fit for our growing company. He is known for his can-do attitude, innovative approach to problem solving and passion for precision mechanics. He has been head filer for Interfor, Adams Lake division for the last 10 years and in the last five years president of the BC Saw Filers Association. He has been head filer at four mills for a total of 25 years. Marty has also owned and operated Sawline Consulting since 1990, specializing in laser alignment, wheel grinding, trouble shooting, filing room development and personnel training. He has taught industrial courses for energy transfer technology, which included coupling alignment, vertical shaft alignment, machine centre alignment, troubleshooting, belt maintenance and conveyors. In the past he has been maintenance superintendent for nine years at a four-line mill and has been a sawfiler since 1978, ticketed in 1988.