Brad Perkins

Zanesville Ohio USA

Biographical Info

Brad Perkins has been the Executive Director of the Ohio Forestry Association since February of 2016 and his mission is to work on behalf of OFA’s more than 600 members representing wood products manufacturers, sawmills, logging companies, foresters and forestry consultants, forest landowners, equipment companies, and service firms. Prior to the Ohio Forestry Association he spent 38 years with the former Stone Container Corporation papermill in Coshocton as a forest resource professional, purchasing wood fiber in Ohio, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania. During his career in the paper industry, he worked in the field of experimental hybrid poplars; he managed the mill’s fiber quality testing and control processes; he lead safety steering teams for the company’s forest resource groups in the northern tier of the U.S.; he spent most of 3 years from late 2009 into 2012 working on fiber procurement strategies at the company’s U.S. and Canadian papermills. Brad graduated from Hocking College in SE Ohio with an Associate’s Degree in Forestry; is born and raised in Coshocton County; currently lives with his wife Diane in Muskingum County.

Categories: Ohio Smart Agriculture Steering Committee