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European Timber Boost to PEFC UK Board

Published on 17 January 2017

PEFC has appointed a new industry member to its UK Board. Elisabeth Piveteau, UK and Ireland Export Manager at PiveteauBois, brings a fresh new voice to PEFC and also brings invaluable knowledge of the European timber supply chain and issues surrounding sustainable forestry.

PiveteauBois is one of France’s leading softwood sawmillers and manufacturers of timber products for the construction, landscaping and energy sectors and is France’s number one supplier of wood pellets. PiveteauBois is a family-run business with a deep passion for wood and over 65 years expertise of selecting the best quality softwood from certified forests in France and Poland. Its services include wood processing as well as designing, manufacturing and delivering high-quality and innovative timber products ranging from sawn timber, structural components and glulam to cladding, decking and UC4 fencing and landscaping products.

Elisabeth joined the family company after 20 years’ experience in sales and business development in the intellectual property and scientific information markets. She has previously worked at industry leaders Thomson Reuters, Lexis Nexis and Macmillan. Her mission at PiveteauBois is to develop and grow a customer base for its value-added products in the UK and Ireland in addition to raising awareness of France as Europe’s joint 4th largest softwood producer alongside Austria.

Commenting on her appointment Elisabeth said: “I am delighted to have been asked to join the Board of PEFC UK. Representing a French company in the UK market, I recognise the importance of being able to supply our British customers with certified timber and provide them with assurances of responsible sourcing. I am happy to be able to contribute to the valuable work PEFC does in promoting sustainable forest management around the world.”

PEFC UK’s Executive Director Alun Watkins added: “We are honoured that Elisabeth has agreed to join us at PEFC UK. We will benefit enormously from her knowledge of the French timber sector and this will enable us to better meet the expectations of one of our key stakeholder groups, those exporting to the UK market.”