Butch Bernhardt is the Program Manager for the Western Wood Preservers Institute. His responsibilities include product education, technical publications, standards, distance learning and digital design tools for preserved wood products.
Bernhardt has extensive experience in wood promotion, providing product support, user education and international market development for nearly three decades in positions with Western Wood Products Association, Softwood Export Council and Western Red Cedar Lumber Association.
He holds a bachelor’s degree from Oregon State University and is the third generation in his family to work in the wood products industry.
Western Wood Preservers Institute, headquartered in Vancouver, Wash., represents preservative treated wood product producers, chemical manufacturers and others serving the industry throughout western North America. For more than 60 years, WWPI has provided regulatory and market outreach services aimed at sustaining a viable western North America preserved wood industry.