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US Forest Service

Delton Alderman - The Future of the Hardwood Lumber Industry

Delton Alderman

Delton Alderman holds a B.S. in Forestry and Wildlife Management and a M.S. and Ph.D. in Wood Science and Forest Products (Forest Products Marketing) from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, VA. He spent 5-years as procurement forester and 8-years as a forestry consultant in NC and VA. After completing his Ph.D., he joined the U.S. Forest Service in 2001 as a Research Scientist with the Northern Research Station in Princeton, WV.

His research interests include marketing strategies and tactics for hardwood companies (entrepreneurial marketing), consumer perceptions of hardwoods, U.S. and International housing markets, hardwood quality attributes, furniture customization, and personalized technology transfer. He has a member of the SAF, the Forest Products Society, and the American Marketing Association.

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