Linda is the President and Co-founder of Steadfast Management Inc.. Founded in April 2012, Steadfast Management Inc. provides management and consulting services and is providing Phase and Gate and pretreatment / conversion leadership to NARA.
Linda was with Weyerhaeuser 12 years, leaving in September 2013 as Director, Technology Partnerships at Weyerhaeuser. In this role, Linda worked with John Tao to implement Open Innovation at Weyerhaeuser. Linda was responsible for alliances and partner activities with for-profit, non-profit, university and national laboratories and focused on emerging technology areas such as bio-fuels, bio-products and bio-power. She was also responsible for government contracts.
In previous roles, she led the transition for Weyerhaeuser’s biofuel JV with Chevron, Catchlight Energy and held technical and market development leadership positions in the businesses. Before joining Weyerhaeuser, Linda worked with Mead and International Paper holding technical leadership, capital project, manufacturing and scientist roles.
Linda earned a Ph.D. and a B.S from the University of Washington in Pulp and Paper Engineering. She has also completed the Executive Business Program at Louisiana State University and is in the Executive Scholars Program at the Kellogg School of Management. Linda is a Certified New Product Development Professional as designated through the Product Development and Management Association.