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New Appointment for Malborough – Blenheim Office

Johan VisscherJohan Visscher has joined PF Olsen as Harvesting Manager, based in Blenheim. Johan has a wealth of experience in harvesting, both as a practical logger for around 10 years in the Nelson area and a similar time in harvest management with Rayonier in Canterbury.

PF Olsen has the best track record of successfully completing harvesting operations in the challenging location of the Marlborough Sounds. Johan will add to the experience of the Marlborough team as they expand their harvesting capacity both on the mainland and in the Sounds. He brings a strong background and interest in log value recovery, determining optimal harvesting systems and environmental management to the Marlborough team.

With their three grown-up children having left home, Johan and wife Sue have moved back to the top of the South Island and look forward to making the most of the lifestyle opportunities to be enjoyed there – boating and fishing being high on the list. Johan is also a keen wood-turner when he can find the time.

Johan has joined PF Olsen following the departure of long-time branch manager Rob Lawrence, who left to pursue his travel ambitions with his wife Diana. Mark Wybourne remains in Blenheim, now as Branch Manager, and hopes to live up to Rob's reputation and keen interest in servicing the needs of Marlborough forest owners.