President: John A. Youngquist, P.E.
Ray-O-Vac Corporation; Technical Manager, Quality Control Manager, and
Assistant Plant Manager (1967-1975). Research Project Manager, USDA
Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, 1975-1999.
Well-known for pioneering research in the processing of wood-based
composite products. Owns a consulting business focused on the broad
area of engineering, natural resources, and grant writing, with an
emphasis on scientific report writing and grant and proposal writing
for private companies, non-profit organizations, and state and federal
government agencies. Has taught scientific writing for students and
professors whose first language is not English. Experienced in writing
quality control and production specifications.
Publications: 120+ scientific and non-technical. Patents: Six
Project Leader at the Forest Products Laboratory, applied for more than
40 federal and state grants with more than a 70% success ratio.
- As President of John Youngquist & Associates, wrote nine grants—seven were awarded.
USDA Superior Service Awards, 1982, 1995, 1996, 1998, 2001; Outstanding
Federal Supervisor of the Year, 1991; USDA Forest Service Engineering
Manager of the Year, 1993; USDA Forest Service Chief’s Award for
Technology Transfer, 1999. Certificates of Merit, Forest Products
Laboratory, 1985 through 1997. Distinguished Service
Award—International Union of Forestry Research Organizations
Education: B.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Professional Engineering Registration, Wisconsin.
Law, 40 semester hours, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Business Management, 20 semester hours, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Statistics & Advanced calculus, 20 semester hours, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey
Editorial Boards of Journal of Tropical Forest Science (1992-1995),
Journal of Tropical Forest Products (1995 and continuing), Drvna
Industrija Journal (1994 and continuing), CAB Abstracts (1997-2000).
Professional Associations: Deputy Coordinator and Coordinator of IUFRO Division
5 on Forest Products; IUFRO Board of Directors (1990-2000); IUFRO Chair
of Honors and Awards Committee (1997-2000), IUFRO Chair of Finance
Committee (1997-2000); Vice President, President-elect and President of
the Forest Products Society (1993-1996); Fellow, International Academy
of Wood Science (1996 and continuing).