Steve Courtney joined The Beck Group in 2021 after a nearly 30 year career in the forest products industry in the US West. Steve brings to the company extensive industry experience, knowledge, and a broad contact network from various positions at major forest products manufacturing corporations including Roseburg Forest Products, International Forest Products (Interfor), and Sierra Pacific Industries. Steve’s roles at those companies included procuring raw materials for lumber and plywood operations; coordinating logistics for raw material delivery including truck, rail, and barge; developing corporate strategies to optimize log procurement among jointly owned milling operations; and buying and selling veneer products.
Steve also worked early in his career as an industry representative advocating for the timber industry on issues including US Forest Service timber sale planning, public education & outreach, and representing the industry’s interests to local, state, and federal government agencies.
During his career Steve has had the opportunity to work with a spectrum of co-workers, customers, and vendors ranging from the highest level executives at major forest products corporations to single entrepreneurs operating small forest products businesses.
Steve has a bachelor’s degree in Forest Engineering from Oregon State University and an MBA from National University.
EDUCATION MBA National University (2000)
B.S. Forest Engineering Oregon State University (1992)