Since joining The Beck Group in 2006 Roy Anderson has led a variety of planning and consulting projects. For one of Roy’s specialty areas, North American timber/fiber supply and demand studies, he has completed nearly 50 biomass cogeneration supply studies, more than a dozen timber supply and demand studies as due diligence for sawmill acquisitions or greenfield sawmill development, and several studies that analyzed and forecasted the supply and demand for wood chips in the Pacific Northwest and Inland West Regions.
Roy has also performed many feasibility studies aimed at utilizing various forms of small diameter timber and biomass including cogeneration, wood pellets/briquettes, bagged shavings, post and pole manufacturing, and firewood production. From that work, Roy has developed expertise covering all of these technologies, as well as knowledge of raw material supply, matching plant size to available supply, capital costs, operating costs, product sales values, and financial analysis.
More recently Roy has been involved in The Beck Group’s various benchmarking/competitive assessment studies, which allow participants to understand their firm’s performance relative to peers and to identify improvement opportunity areas. Roy’s various roles in the studies have included recruiting participants, mill visits to assure the accuracy of the data collected, and delivering the study results to the participating firms’ management team.
Roy has also completed log tests to measure the performance of sawmills in the U.S. West and U.S. South; sawmill audits to identify low-cost/no-cost mill performance improvement opportunities; market research related to the development of new forest products; development of computer-based sawmill performance models that clients use as log procurement planning tools; and information gathering and analysis for a variety of expert witness cases.
Roy has more than 25 years of experience in the field of forestry and forest products. Before joining The Beck Group, he was a forest products specialist with the Montana State University Extension Service where his responsibilities included developing and delivering forest products utilization and marketing outreach programs to Montana’s forest products industry and private forest landowners. Roy has a PhD in forest products marketing from Oregon State University, a Masters in wood science from the University of Minnesota, and a BS in forest management from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.
His research has been published in the Journal of Forestry and the Forest Products Journal. Roy started his forestry career in Wisconsin’s hardwood timber industry where he worked as a procurement forester, hardwood lumber sales person, and logger.
PhD Forest Products Marketing, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon
MS Wood Science, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
BS Forest Management, University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point (December 1991)
Oregon State University, Oregon Wood Innovation Center Advisory Council
Society of American Foresters, Portland, Oregon Chapter, Newsletter Editor
Oregon Woodland Cooperative, Board Member and Secretary