Hans joined Coastland in 2006 as Head of Fibre Supply and was promoted to President in 2009. In conjunction, Hans oversees Southcoast Millworks, a large lumber remanufacturing facility in Vancouver.
Hans is a Registered Professional Forester and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of British Columbia. Hans has worked in the forest industry for over 30 years holding various management positions with both private companies and with the BC Ministry of Forests. He is an active member of the Timber Export Advisory Committee (TEAC), which provides advice on log export policy to the Minister of Forests.