Since joining The Beck Group in 2003, Mr. Beck has been involved a wide variety of planning and consulting projects. He served as project manager for a number of planning projects including feasibility studies and timber valuation systems, has organized and overseen in-mill log tests, and has contributed to several legal expert witness reports.
Bryan’s recent work includes multiple acquisition due diligence projects, facility appraisal and valuation projects, timber and biomass supply/demand studies, and business plan development assistance.
He also has been involved in a number of capital planning, sawmill modernization, and new facility feasibility studies. As a part of these projects, Bryan has analyzed the benefits of installing or upgrading optimization technology; has predicted impacts on piece counts at machine centers and the related effects on mill flow; has assessed timber supply to determine appropriate equipment configurations; and has determined financial impacts related to lumber recovery, productivity, and product yield changes.
Other projects he has been a part of include lumber market surveys, competitive assessment (benchmarking) studies in various wood product segments, and operational audits.
Prior to joining The Beck Group, Bryan worked for Zip-O-Log Mills in Eugene, OR, a company specializing in custom timbers and clear lumber. Mr. Beck’s experience also includes working jointly with Jeld-Wen and Neste Resins to optimize resin formula and implementation in Jeld-Wen’s MDF door skin production. He also has worked in sawmill quality control for a dimension lumber producer and participated in market research for Chilean radiata pine exports.
In addition, Mr. Beck has worked in custom home construction and custom cabinetry.
B.S. Forest Products, Oregon State University, (1997)