Business Briefs

By Biomass Magazine | September 09, 2019

Bossler joins FutureMetrics 
FutureMetrics is proud to announce that Annette Bossler has joined its consulting team as a market intelligence expert.

Bossler has over 25 years of experience in international business development for private and public entities in countries all over the world. She is the founder of the consulting firm Main(e) International Consulting LLC, which provides market intelligence and business development services in the renewable energy sector.  MIC will continue to operate and serve its clients while Bossler provides focused wood pellet sector market intelligence research and analysis for FutureMetrics.

Bossler holds a Master of Arts from Bonn University, Germany, in Japanese studies and public and international law. She was the 2013 recipient of the President's Award from the Maine International Trade Center.

In addition to her native language German, Bossler is fluent in English and Japanese and has basic knowledge of French and Chinese.

Evergreen Engineering expands
Evergreen Engineering Inc. is adding another new location in the Seattle, Washington, area to better serve its major wood products and pulp and paper clients in the state.

Professional Engineer Kevin Tangen, formerly based at Evergreen’s Eugene office, will lead the staff as project and office manager. He will be joined by Mechanical Engineer Erik Lasher, PE, also formerly of Eugene, and newly hired Senior Project Manager Jeffrey Tuma of Port Orchard, Washington. A complement of locally hired designers and drafters will round out the team.
The physical expansion coincides with the redesign of Evergreen’s website,
US Stove Company Partners with Anvil Canada
US Stove Company, Anvil Canada, and Acadia Hearth are pleased to announce a new partnership that will bring the full line of US Stove and Acadia Hearth products to Canadian customers. On July 24, the companies announced finalizing of the partnership, which will enable Anvil Canada to distribute US Stove and Acadia Hearth products into the specialty hearth market across Canada.

The partnership with US Stove maintains a variety of wood and pellet fuel brand names, including Ashley, Vogelzang, and US Stove, which will be supplied to the Canadian market, via the new Anvil partnership. Canadian consumers will also be introduced to the full Acadia Hearth and Breckwell product lines, premium products for the specialty hearth channel. US Stove’s Newmac product line—a solid, well-supported multifuel furnace option—will be included in the partnership as well.

Bloxom joins Advanced Biofuels USA board
Jenna Bloxom, a political scientist from Colorado State University, has joined nonprofit organization Advanced Biofuels USA’s board of directors.

Bloxom has 14 years of combined professional and research experience specific to bioenergy, biofuel policies and technology, and brings to the organization practical training in both domestic and international (Honduras, Argentina, Mexico) arenas related to advanced biofuels and sustainable development.

Bloxom has executed strategic public outreach in the private sector and for interest groups, including the American Council on Renewable Energy. She taught bioenergy policy graduate courses and will contribute to Advanced Biofuels USA’s involvement with other universities’ biofuels-related educational initiatives.

Bloxom replaces Shannon Hollis of Ohio State University, who resigned as she moves into a new position at Ohio State that moves her away from the biofuel industry.

Bioenergy Infrastructure Group makes senior appointments
Bioenergy Infrastructure Group, an independent power producer specializing in energy-from-waste and biomass, is pleased to announce two new senior appointments, Ben Williams as head of transactions and Helena Barrett as head of synergy.

Williams will lead the conversion of the company’s pipeline of opportunities to expand its asset platform, and support BIG’s ongoing funding activity, underpinning its commitment to be the leading owner-operator of U.K. bioenergy assets. Williams was most recently an associate director at Gravis Capital Management, an infrastructure investment firm. Previously, he was an associate director in structured finance at MUFG and infrastructure corporate finance at KPMG.

Barrett will lead on unlocking the intrinsic value from within BIG’s existing platform and optimizing synergies as the platform expands. She joins from John Laing, the listed infrastructure investment fund company, where she served as investment manager, leading project development opportunities in the renewable energy sector across Europe.  Prior to John Laing, Barrett was a business development manager and technical advisor at Fichtner Consulting Engineers.