Alan Hartley has been in the timber industry for the last 39 years, and has worked in a number of organisation during that time ranging from small country sawmills to his current role as General Manager of Niagara Sawmilling Co Ltd, one of the larger privately owned sawmilling and timber Remanufacturing companies in New Zealand.
His focus for the last 25 years has been in Remanufacturing and in the last 18 months has been heavily involved in the design and purchase of a large optimising and finger jointing line.
Alan is passionate about the industry and believes there is a huge amount of unrealised value throughout the supply chain from the forest to the consumer.
He also believes that forming strong alliances with distribution partners is going to be vital as consolidation of channels to the consumer continues.
Alan lives in Ashburton with his wife of 39 years, has two children and two grandchildren, and enjoys motor bike riding, spending time with his grandchildren, the odd bit of fishing and watching sport.