Gervais Sawyer FIMMM
Gervais started working in the wood industry at the age of 18, studying Wood Technology at evening classes. His work experience included hardwoods, softwoods, veneers and wood preservation. While pursuing a career in works management he found that most of his time was taken up by training suitable staff and so moved into full-time lecturing. Whilst at Buckinghamshire Chilterns University he gained a Diploma in Wood Science. In later years, he spent his time in consultancy for the Forest Products Research Centre.
Although retired in 2007, he is now the editor of the International Wood Products Journal. He is also very active in schools outreach, promoting the wonders of wood to schoolchildren everywhere. He is also a busy consultant solving problems related to wood and manufactures equipment and test materials for the preservation industry.