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CEO of Hermal CLTP business resigns

Chris Skeels-Piggins

Chris Skeels-Piggins CEO of Hermal’s CLTP business, the company’s plantation hardwood business based in Burnie Tasmania, will be leaving the Group. Source: Timberbiz

Mr Skeels-Piggins has been leading the CLTP business over the course of the last four years, and according to the company much has been achieved under his leadership including:

  • The strongest cross-laminated timber panels in the world
  • EWPAA accreditation
  • FSC accreditation
  • Effective drying regimes for plantation e.Nitens fibre
  • A significant suite of certified products including not only CLT products but also Glue Laminated products

In a release put out by the company it was stated that they recognise the achievement of significant milestones under Mr Skeels-Piggins’ leadership especially as they have been attained in the context of rolling and extended COVID-19 lockdowns. Lockdowns that have had a profound impact on the businesses capability to acquire, install and certify critical machinery in addition to product certifications.

The company has said that due to Mr Skeels-Piggins work they are in good stead for the next round of investments and upscaling. An announcement is expected shortly regarding Mr Skeels-Piggins’ replacement.