Brian T. Sause

Brian T. Sause

Product Evaluation, Inspection, Certification & Quality Management Specialist

Brian has a BS from Virginia Tech in Forestry and Wildlife / Wood Science and Forest Products, with an environmental concentration. As a results-oriented leader, Brian solves problems with integrity and innovation; he has demonstrated abilities to collaborate with multiple stakeholders developing policies, strategies, promotions, and services.

Brian joined Beakler Consulting Services with over 17 years of experience working with hardwood plywood, veneer, engineered wood flooring, and building product manufacturers. Brian served as Director of the Decorative Hardwoods Association (formerly the Hardwood Plywood & Veneer Association) and Capital Testing and Certification Services (formerly HPVA Laboratories.) In addition, Brian has served as Program Manager for the NAHB’s Advocacy Group, which supports the construction industry’s position on key policy issues, code changes, strategic relationships, and critical issues in the industry.

Auditing quality management systems of production facilities throughout North America to support certification, Brian evaluated compliance and implemented corrective and preventative improvement plans. Including ISO/IEC accredited programs for ANSI/HPVA manufacturing standards, CARB and EPA TSCA Title VI Formaldehyde Emissions compliance, and due diligence programs for procuring and sourcing legal timber.

Brian has a successful record with litigation consulting, as an expert in the knowledge of wood products and regulatory requirements to provide specialized evaluation reports, testimony, and depositions working for both plaintiffs and defense.