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AWC appoints Matthew Hunter as New Northeast Regional Manager

 Tuesday, June 23, 2015

American Wood Council (AWC) is pleased to announce that Matthew Hunter has joined the organization as the new Northeast regional manager.


He will be based out of Lehigh County, Penn., where he was previously a building official for a number of municipalities. In addition to his years as a builder, building inspector and building official, Hunter is also a former service member, having served in the U.S. Army.


“Matt’s addition fills out our talented field staff in the five U.S. regions,” said AWC Codes & Regulations Vice President Kenneth Bland, P.E. “He has a keen awareness of building codes and is especially knowledgeable in the value wood products represent as a wise choice for reducing the environmental impacts of building materials.”


Sam Francis, who served as AWC’s Northeast regional manager for 21 years, will now transition into the position of National Programs Director. In this position, he will participate in domestic building code and standards development activities, while supporting the other staff to ensure broadest recognition of wood products in regulatory and legislative rules.


“Sam has been a trusted voice for AWC for many years. He will now step into an expanded role as our field staff continues to support the needs of building officials and the design community.”

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