Research director Dr Mark Irle (Ecole Supérieure du Bois, France) was elected the new president.  Dr Irle writes a technical page in every issue of Wood Based Panels International as readers will be aware.

InnovaWood, with more that 50 members from 26 countries, is one of the leading networks of excellence in the forest-wood based sector. Members are active in the areas of research, education and training and technology transfer.