As Forest2Market's bioenergy practice manager, Stan Parton is responsible for the expansion of Forest2Fuel, the company’s suite of services for the wood bioenergy industry, and for managing product evolution and new product development. These services include:
- biomass supply availability studies
- tipping point analyses
- site selection studies
- wood fuel indexing for supply and off-take agreements
- price benchmarks
Stan has spent his career in renewable energy and advanced manufacturing technology for the forest products industry. His experience includes 12 years in strategic consulting services, 5 years in consulting engineering, 23 years in advanced manufacturing technology supply, 9 years with a North American technology supplier and 14 years as VP North America responsible for technology, sales and project execution for two major Scandinavian technology suppliers.
Prior to coming to Forest2Market, Parton was principal in The Parton Group, which he established in 2001. A provider of project development support services for the renewable energy and forest products sectors, The Parton Group conducted dozens of studies, including technology options analyses, plant evaluations, and many of the same services offered by Forest2Market.
Parton has a BS in Pulp and Paper Science and Technology, a specialized Chemical Engineering program for the pulp and paper industry, from North Carolina State University.