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New Ownership for Logging & Sawmilling Journal and TimberWest Magazine

Some major changes are happening with the ownership of Logging and Sawmilling Journal and its associated forest industry magazine, TimberWest.

Anthony Robinson, who had been Associate Publisher of Logging and Sawmilling Journal, has purchased both magazines, and their related publishing assets, including North America’s leading forestry information website, www.forestnet.com.

Rob Stanhope, who has owned the magazines for many years, and worked on Logging and Sawmilling Journal for a total of 38 years, will be staying on as Associate Publisher. Anthony will be Publisher/ CEO of Logging and Sawmilling Journal, and CEO of TimberWest.

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 the company both digitally and with the company’s involvement in industry conferences.

“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 not only the website and social media, but other complementary initiatives and platforms.”

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 high quality editorial—and, for advertisers, achieving the same unmatched reach to the forest industry—that Logging and Sawmilling Journal and TimberWest have delivered over the decades the two magazines have been in business.

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 the business further from there—and I will be happy to help him in achieving that.”

After almost four decades with Logging and Sawmilling Journal, 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. Anthony first met Rob during the planning of the DEMO show, and the seeds were sown then for Anthony’s joining Logging and Sawmilling Journal/TimberWest.

 

For further information or enquiries please contact

Paul MacDonald
Logging & Sawmilling Journal, North Vancouver, BC
604 988 7822

Kirsty Graham
Logging & Sawmilling Journal, North Vancouver, BC

604 990 9970