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Photo: Richard P. Vlosky, Ph.D.Richard P. Vlosky, Ph.D.

Director
Louisiana Forest Products Development Center

Crosby Land & Resources Endowed Professor of Forest Sector Business Development,
Louisiana State University Agricultural Center

225-578-4527
rvlosky@agcenter.lsu.edu

 

Richard Vlosky is Director of the Louisiana Forest Products Development Center and Crosby Land & Resources Endowed Professor of Forest Sector Business Development, Louisiana State University Agricultural Center in Baton Rouge. He received his Ph.D. in Wood Products Marketing at Penn State University, an M.S. in International Forest Products Trade from the University of Washington and a B.S. in Natural Resources and Forest Management from Colorado State University. His areas of research include: Bioenergy/Biofuels, Domestic and international wood products marketing and business development, Certification & green marketing, eBusiness, eCommerce, and Market research. He has authored or co-authored over 140 refereed publications, 14 book chapters and 4 books. Dr. Vlosky has made 400 presentations on a variety of topics in the U.S. and 29 countries. Dr. Vlosky previously was: Vice President Sales and Marketing, Optical Data Systems, Inc., Vancouver , B.C.; General Manager, Bar Tech International Coding Systems, Inc., Vancouver , B.C.; Product Line Marketing and Planning Manager, Plum Creek Timber Co, Seattle , WA . and; Database Manager, Center for International Trade in Forest Products (CINTRAFOR) at the University of Washington , Seattle , WA. He is currently President-Elect, Forest Products Society, President-Elect, WoodEMA, i.a. (Croatia), U.S. Delegate, Team of Specialists for Sustainable Forest Products-United Nations Economic Commission for Europe/FAO (UNECE/FAO) in Geneva, Outside Expert Team on Wood Energy (UNECE/FAO), and U.S. Deputy for the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) Working Group on Forest Products Marketing and Business Development.

Areas of work: Wood-based bioenergy, domestic and international wood products marketing and business development, certification & green marketing, market research

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Website: www.LFPDC.lsu.edu

 

 

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