Anthony Robinson, who had been Associate Publisher of Logging and Sawmilling Journal, has purchased both TimberWest Magazine and Logging and Sawmilling Journal, as well as the company’s related publishing assets, including North America’s leading forestry information website, www.forestnet.com.
Rob Stanhope, who has owned the magazines for many years, will be staying on as Associate Publisher. Anthony will be Publisher/CEO of Logging and Sawmilling Journal, and CEO of TimberWest Magazine.
Since joining the company two years ago, Anthony has taken a leadership role with management of the two magazines, and has led the further development of forestnet.com, as well as related social media activities.
“I’m very excited to be purchasing the business,” said Anthony. “I believe the forest industry has a bright future, and I think our magazines do a terrific job of serving readers and advertisers. I intend to have us build on that further with the website and social media.”
Both Anthony and Rob assure readers that the change in ownership will be seamless, and that they can continue to rely on receiving the same quality editorial—and, for advertisers, achieve the same unmatched reach to the forest industry—that TimberWest Magazine and Logging and Sawmilling Journal have delivered over the decades.
Rob said he feels very confident about handing over the reins of North America’s leading forest magazines to Anthony.
“Anthony’s experience in client relations, communications, forest operations, and project management have truly been an asset in taking on strategic planning, special projects, and business development for both Logging and Sawmilling Journal and TimberWest,” said Rob.
“And I firmly believe he will be building on that—and I will be happy to help him in achieving that.”
After almost four decades with Logging and Sawmilling Journal and later TimberWest Magazine, Rob will be gradually reducing his work schedule as he heads into a well-earned retirement.
Anthony’s 10-year career in forestry and natural resource management includes project management, consulting, operational planning, harvesting, mining, and geographic information systems. Anthony began his journey in the forest industry as both a tree planter and a mill worker.
The leadership of the magazines will have a new accent, with Anthony taking over. Born in Australia, Anthony completed his undergraduate degree in 2008 at the University of Western Australia. He began his career working for a small agroforestry company in Western Australia. Some years later, his passion for forestry operations and planning led him to the University of British Columbia, where he completed an MSc in Forestry in 2014. Anthony later joined the UBC Malcolm Knapp Research Forest as the on-site coordinator for the Demo International 2016 trade show.
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