Forestry Corporation appoints new Regional Manager

Forestry Corporation has appointed Bob Germantse as its new manager in the Hume Region around Tumut, Batlow and Tumbarumba.

He will have responsibility for the State’s largest area of pine plantation covering almost 90 000 hectares.

“The foresight of the State Government in establishing this magnificent resource has meant that the region is blessed with employment opportunities and regional wealth generated by the growing, harvesting, haulage and processing of the pine,” acting director NSW Forests Planted Forests Operations Dave Cromarty said.

“The timber industry is driven by the high number of value adding processing plants within the region including Visy, Norske Skog, Hyne Timber and Weyerhaeuser.”

Mr Cromarty said Mr Germanste was well qualified for his new job.

“Bob has been with Forestry Corporation for 16 years and has worked in major plantation growing areas around the New England Tablelands (Walcha), Batlow, Tumbarumba and Bombala.

“He has worked in a variety of roles during that time and has also spent four years in Forestry Corporation divisional office at Albury working in softwood sales,” he said.

Mr Germantse was previously Forestry Corporation regional manager in the Monaro Region, based at Bombala, working with the customers and contractors around Bombala, Canberra and Penrose.

He has been joined in Tumut by his wife Kristen and two children who are attending Tumut High School.

Mr Germantse said he was very much looking forward to living and working in the Hume Region and meeting the local community.

He is keen on tennis, golf, football and cricket.

Further information
Bob Germantse on (02) 6947 3911 or Sarah Chester on (02) 6036 2110