Who We Are

Executive Team

Jim Dooley, PhD, P.E., CTO

Jim Dooley, PhD, P.E., CTO

Dr. Dooley’s degrees include BS and M.Eng. in agricultural engineering and a PhD in forest resources/forest engineering. Dr. Dooley held a number of engineering, business development and technical management positions with major corporations, including Amfac (tropical agriculture and sugar cane) and Weyerhaeuser (forest products and timber), during a twenty-two year career with multi-national corporations. 

Dr. Dooley was the 2008 President of The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE). He is a Fellow of three engineering professional societies.

Mike Perry, CEO​

Mike Perry, CEO

Bringing senior management experience to Forest Concepts, Mike was previously C.O.O. for Tessera, Inc., and prior to that, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Worldwide, for Ostex International, Inc. 

He spent more than twenty-three years in senior level marketing and sales positions in divisions of Warner Lambert and AKZO Nobel, both Fortune 100 companies, and received a BS in Business from Cornell University.

Forest Concepts Staff

David Lanning, Senior Engineer

Chris Lanning

Chris Lanning, Design Engineer

Matt Wamsley

Matt Wamsley, Statistician/Technician

Chris McKiernan

Christopher McKiernan, Mechanical Engineer

Jason Perry

Jordan Whitt, Controls Engineer

Shawn Baugher, Technician

Will Bentley

Will Bentley, VP of Bioeconomy Business Development

AJ Gordon

AJ Gordon, Chief Growth Officer

Ron Steele

Ron Steele, OEM & Manufacturing Coordinator

Jason LaLone

Jason LaLone, WoodStraw® Sales Specialist

Angela Russell

Angela Russell, Sales & Marketing Coordinator