Quick History

Center membership meeting in 2011. Brooks Center, Virginia Tech
  • Established in 1991 as Center for Forest Products Marketing under Dr. Steven Sinclair.
  • 1994 – Dr. Bob Bush takes over directorship
  • 1996 hired first communications person for Center.
  • 1997 – Name changed to Center for Forest Products Marketing and Management to better reflect mission.
  • 1999 (?) Center membership hits 70
  • 2000 – Smith takes over as director
  • 2001 – Market analyst hired •2001-2005- numerous changes in communication person and Market Analyst leaves.
  • Since 2005 communication has been handled by graduate students
  • New faculty join – Drs. Urs Buehlmann and Henry Quesada
  • 2010 – Merge Sloan Forest Industries Center with CFPMM to form Center for Forest Product Business
  • 2011 Henry Quesada is named Associate Director
  • 2013 The Center changed its name to Center for Forest Products Business