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American Master Logger Certification© Committee Appoints Richard Schwab Chair

CONTACT: Ted Wright
Executive Director
Trust to Conserve Northeast Forestlands
Phone: (207) 532-8721
Release Date: 5/17/18



The American Master Logger Certification© (AMLC), a project of The American Loggers Council (ALC) is pleased to announce logger Richard Schwab, Vice President of M.A. Rigoni, Inc. in Perry, Florida is taking over as Chair of the AMLC Committee. Schwab is well known nationally and in the southeast for his past leadership roles in the ALC, Southeast Wood Producers Association and many civic endeavors.


The Committee is indebted to former Chairman, Crad Jaynes, President & CEO of the South Carolina Timber Producers Association for his direction of this important movement from 2003 to May of 2018. The ALC first adopted American Master Logger Certification© in 2002 as a national model for third party verified, responsible logging. Since its inception more than 18 states have approved templates for implementation of the program.


M.A. Rigoni, Inc., established in 1960 and under the Schwab and Brett’s family’s direction since 1995, is well known throughout the southeast as a pioneer in innovative harvesting and utilization practices. In 2016, M.A. Rigoni, Inc. was honored as ‘National Outstanding Logger’ by the Forest Resource Association. Richard Schwab is well respected by his colleagues and employees for having a hands-on or servant style of leadership. Richard’s reputation demonstrates the greatest level of commitment to the ‘Seven Areas of Responsibility’ and the ‘Logger Owned Logger Controlled’ that is central to the American Master Logger Certification program.


Under Schwab’s guidance, the American Master Logger Certification© program is poised to take off across the nation, expanding the numbers of Certified Logging companies and promoting better understanding of modern, responsible timber harvesting to the public. “I am passionate about taking the American Master Logger Certification© program to the next level and to additional states across the U.S.”, says Schwab.


Richard lives in Perry, Florida with his wife Jennifer.


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