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PEFC International Board welcomes two new members

Apr 12 2017

“We are delighted to welcome two new members to the PEFC International Board of Directors, representing the retail sector and labour unions,” said Ben Gunneberg, CEO of PEFC International.

Peter Crook, from Kingfisher PLC, is our new brand owner and retailer representative, and Michael Rose, from the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), our new labour representative.

Peter and Michael have joined a diverse and vibrant board representing a wide range of interests, including forest owners, indigenous people and traders and buyers.

“With two massive projects underway at PEFC at the moment: the revision of our international standards and the development of our new strategy, it is important that we have a strong board, ready to lead the organization forward,” Ben continued.

“We’re all looking forward to working with Peter and Michael on these and the other challenges that lie ahead.”

Our newly elected Board members

Michael Rose 2017

Michael Rose is Chief of Staff for the Woodworkers Department of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM). Mike also currently serves on the Oregon Board of Forestry and the BWI World Board and is a Board member of the Forest Products Industry National Labor Management Committee.

Peter Crook 2017

Peter Crook is Timber Strategy Advisor for Kingfisher, Offer and Supply Chain (OSC) and was previously Head of Range for Timber and Internal Building for B&Q, part of Kingfisher PLC.  Peter has been involved in the timber industry since the mid-70s, holding senior commercial roles and has worked closely with sawmills in Scandinavia, the Baltics, Canada and the Far East.

We also said goodbye to Michael Proschek-Hauptmann who recently left the Board. We would like to thank Michael for his contribution and dedication to PEFC, and wish him well for the future.