Growing Excellence, Inc.
David New is a native of rural Indiana. He completed his studies at Purdue University in 1974. David began his forestry career in New Zealand working twenty-four years for Fletcher Challenge, a New Zealand based company with forest products, construction and energy interests throughout the world. During this time with Fletcher Challenge, David had the privilege of working as a District Forester and Chief Forester during a unique time of rapid global plantation forest business growth for the company including extensive plantation management experience in New Zealand, Chile, Australia and Malaysia. David had the opportunity to engage in new business development assessment and throughout much of Asia and South America, plantation acquisition in several of these countries, export market development, and participated in the development of the New Zealand Forest Accord.
From 1997 until February 2005, David served as Vice President of Timberland Resources for Boise Cascade Corporation managing over 2.5 million acres of forestland in six states and southern Brazil. David is currently President of Growing Excellence Inc. a forestry and business improvement consulting company. Growing Excellence Inc. recent client list includes the Idaho Department of Lands, USAID, World Wildlife Fund, Ecotrust Forests and Conservation International. During his career, David has had the opportunity to work and have responsibilities for operations in more than eight countries throughout the world. David currently lives with his wife in Boise, Idaho.
David is an active member of the Society of American Foresters and serves as a board member of The Mountain State Legal Foundation, Ecosystems Management Research Institute and NZCO2 Limited.