Providing Forest Products Consulting, Planning,
and Benchmarking Services

Timber ready for processing

The Beck Group is a leading provider of forest products consulting services — in both North America and around the world — dedicated to helping businesses succeed in this new global economy. Our staff provides clients with the information and innovative solutions their companies require to meet the challenges of today's highly competitive environment.

Our experience in the areas of project planning, feasibility studies, mill modernizations, competitive assessments, due diligence, fiber supply, and timber procurement planning has earned our company an international reputation.

Our goal is to improve the performance of forest products companies through providing practical and cost effective consulting solutions.

The Next Generation at The Beck Group

More than 33 years after founding The Beck Group, Tom Beck is stepping down from his role as President of the firm.  Taking his place as President is Tom’s son, Bryan Beck.  The changes were effective August 2014.

Tom will continue to be involved in the firm’s business as Chairman, where his role will shift more to strategic oversight and business development. Tom also expects to spend more (long-awaited) time with his wife, Harriet, on their Christmas tree farm on the outskirts of Portland ‒ as well as more time fishing in his boat!

Bryan, like Tom, is a graduate of the Forest Products program at Oregon State University.  After graduating, Bryan spent several years working in sawmills and the construction industry before joining the firm in 2003.  Since then Bryan has been involved in, and led, projects that cover the full range of services offered by the firm.  His particular areas of focus, however, have been capital project planning, log procurement planning, benchmarking studies, business appraisals, feasibility studies, and merger and acquisition due diligence.

Another change occurring as part of this transition is Roy Anderson moving to Vice President of the firm from his position of Senior Consultant.  Roy has been with The Beck Group since 2006.  He started his forestry and forest products career in Wisconsin, but eventually returned to graduate school at Oregon State University. Since joining the firm, Roy has been involved in all types of projects and services offered by The Beck Group, but he has focused heavily on biomass utilization projects, timber and fiber supply, and business feasibility.

Bryan and Roy both look forward to their new roles.  Both are eager to continue building on the firm’s strong foundation of service to the forest products industry and its associated stakeholders.  And they both want all of The Beck Group’s clients to know that the firm will continue to offer the same services, and more importantly, will continue delivering the same professional, high-quality information and advice that has become the trademark of The Beck Group.