Iain Macdonald, Associate Director

Iain joined the TallWood Design Institute in 2016. He has worked in business development and training roles in the forest industry for 18 years, prior to which he was involved in export marketing of forest products to Asia Pacific markets. Iain led the Centre for Advanced Wood Processing (CAWP) at University of British Columbia, Canada (UBC) for nine years, during which time he was a key player in efforts by the Province of British Columbia to stimulate and support the use of mass timber products following the passing of the Wood First Act. Iain holds degrees in marketing and professional education. He has significant experience globally in the design and delivery of technical and business education to workplace and professional learners, and in creating programs to stimulate innovation, entrepreneurship and business development. He is a director and past chair of the Wood Manufacturing Council.


Juliana Ruble, Advanced Wood Products Lab Manager

Juliana has been with the TallWood Design Institute since 2015. She manages logistics for the Institute and has worked closely with Michael Green Architecture for the last year to design the Institute’s new state-of-the-art A.A. "Red" Emmerson Advanced Wood Products Lab, which will prominently feature mass timber products. Juliana holds a Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture from Oregon State University, and spent eight years at Roseburg Forest Products, one of the largest privately-held wood products manufacturers in the US. Juliana is experienced in mechanical design, equipment procurement, process flow and design, bid packages, and project management.  She will manage the technical team providing structural testing and CNC machine services to industry and provide administrative support to training program development and delivery.

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