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Vice President of Product Engineering and Quality, Huber Engineered Woods

Charles “Charlie” Waddell is the Chief Technology Officer and Founder of Global Plasma Solutions, Inc., a manufacturer of Needlepoint Bipolar Ionization (NPBI) products for the indoor air purification market.  His experience includes designing HVAC systems for the residential, commercial and industrial markets as well as for the automotive, hand dryer and aviation industry. Charlie holds a BSEE from Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA.


Charlie is an active member of ASHRAE and currently a participant of ASHRAE SSPC 62.1, TC 2.3 (Gas Phase Filtration), TRG4-IAQP, and formerly the secretary of TC 8.12 (Desiccant Dehumidification & Components).  Charlie has over 18 years of HVAC design and application experience.   Charlie’s portfolio includes 30 patents granted, 28 patents pending, and an article published in Engineered Systems Magazine on desiccant dehumidification.  Charlie is an instrument rated private pilot and enjoys flying for business and pleasure.

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Vice President of Wood Products, PotlatchDeltic 

Kurt is the Vice President of Product Engineering & Quality for Huber Engineered Wood and works out of the Charlotte, NC corporate office.  Kurt manages the Quality Assurance teams, Building Code recognition for HEW specialty products, Architect, Engineer & Builder continuing education activity and technical support services related to in-field product use. 


Kurt holds a Degree in Civil Engineering from Clemson University as well as an MBA from the University of Washington in Seattle.  Kurt is a professional engineer with registration in 20 States.  After working as a consulting structural engineer and for Trus Joist/Weyerhaeuser as a General Manager for a new business unit, Kurt joined Huber Engineered Woods LLC in 2003. 

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COO/Technical Director, Swiss Krono USA

Wendy Owens is the founder and chief executive officer of Hexas Biomass LLC (Hexas), a role that allows her to use her experience as a serial entrepreneur in the communications technology, materials engineering, biotechnology, and healthcare industries. Prior to founding Hexas, Ms. Owens was in biotech as a clinical scientist and advisor to major bio-pharmaceutical companies. She led research studies funded by the CDC, Biogen, Shire, Genentech, and other biotech and bio-pharmaceutical companies.


Ms. Owens also co-founded and ran an advance composite materials engineering company taking the company from technology development to patenting and commercialization. Ms. Owens served as advisor to the US Secretary of Commerce and US Trade Representative on an International Trade Advisor Committee (ITAC 8) for 14 years.

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Steve Carroll
COO/Technical Director
Swiss Krono U.S.
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Steve Winistorfer
VP of Product Engineering & Quality
Huber Engineered Woods

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