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Dave Powers started at Coastland in 2005 as Manager of Coastland’s Annacis Island drying facility.  He oversees plant operations, ensuring products meet the specifications of customers and the work environment is safe and efficient.

Dave started his career in 1974 at Weldwood of Canada where his leadership skills gave him quick promotions to supervisor and foreman. His experience at Weldwood gave him a thorough understanding of all facets of plywood, production; from peeling, drying, pressing and finishing. He uses this knowledge today in understanding the customer’s end use of products on thickness and grade. In the past 20 years he has focused on veneer production and drying for the Pacific Northwest and Asia.

Dave believes that Coastland’s number one asset is its people and is always in search of innovative ideas and continuous improvement in the drying process.