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Forestry compliance business fro Australia

AsureQuality sets up forestry compliance business in Australia

17th April 2008

AsureQuality ( one of the world's leading providers of food quality assurance and biosecurity services is expanding its Australian business in the forestry sector.

Graham Lea has recently been appointed to the position of Forestry Coordinator for all forestry activities carried out in Australia.

He brings a wealth of experience in forest stewardship certification, timber preservation, timber processing, fumigation, wood packaging (ISPM) and forest management.

AsureQuality has been a certified body involved in auditing to the Australian Wood Packaging Certification Scheme for ISPM wood packaging manufacturers and treaters since the scheme's inception in 2004.

"We will be able to proactively assist ISPM producers and treaters and develop our business throughout Australia," said AsureQuality General Manager of Assurance Services Hans Verberne.

"Some of the quality assurance programmes we are continuing to audit range from general wood pallets through to specialised packaging such as crates for submersible marine motors that are destined for oil rigs off shore and large 20 metre long crates for aircraft parts out of Melbourne."

"We are delighted to have someone of Graham's calibre because of his depth of experience in all aspects of forest management and processing," said Mr Verberne

Graham Lea has dedicated his working career to forestry, having spent more than 30 years working in the field from planting, through harvesting, involvement of import and export of forest products, quarantine treatments and numerous aspects of quality assurance"

Graham Lea will be instrumental in expanding the range of services that AsureQuality delivers.


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