Owen Griffiths is the Marketing Director of Timberlab Solutions NZ’s largest manufacturer and exporter of structural Glulam. He has been involved for over 40 years in the development and manufacture of structural timber solutions. In November 2012 McIntosh Timber Laminates, who had pioneered the manufacture of Glulam in New Zealand for over 54 years, and TimberBond Industries who specialised in residential Glulam applications and engineered timber midfloor solutions, merged to form TimberLab Solutions Ltd.
Specialising in laminated timber, he has been involved in expanding the international awareness of NZ Glulam’s potential as a prime structural design option. His company has been at the leading edge of Glulam development in NZ since their beginning in 1957 and has a long standing commitment to design detail, innovation and quality in service and production. Recent commissioning of NZ’s first 5 axis CNC Bridge marks another milestone.
Timberlab provides Glulam and contemporary engineered timber solutions including LVL post tensioned structures for building projects throughout New Zealand and, significantly, to offshore markets. Owen has been instrumental in introducing NZ Glulam structures to a number of overseas markets including The Pacific, Australia, Hong Kong, Asia, North Africa, The Middle East and Mediterranean.
Owen has served as Chairman of the NZ Timber Certification Board and is a past president of NZ Pine Manufacturers Association, on executive council of the New Zealand Timber Design Society and past board member of Woodco. He has presented various papers and spoken at a number of international seminars on timber design.