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Forest Products Laboratory
One Gifford Pinchot Drive
Madison, WI 53726-2398
Phone: (608) 231-9200
Fax: (608) 231-9592


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Lon Yeary
Lon Yeary

Lon M. Yeary

Director's Office
Unit: FPL-DO
Deputy Director
One Gifford Pinchot Drive
Madison, WI
United States

Phone: 608-231-9320
Fax: 608-231-9592

Current Research

Lon was assigned as the Deputy Director of the Forest Products Laboratory and Northern Research Station in November 2015. Lon joined the Forest Products Laboratory in May 2009 as the Assistant Director of Administration. In 2012, Lon worked as the Chief of Staff and Assistant Director of Business Operations for the Northern Research Station and Forest Products Lab.  Lon joined the Forest Service after 30 years in the United States Marine Corps. While in the Marine Corps Lon commanded a tactical Marine Corps Helicopter Squadron, HMM-364 and a national unit responsible for enforcing mental, physical and moral enlistment standards for the Department of Defense. His career provided opportunities to develop skills in areas such as leadership, operations, safety, training, information technology, aviation and human capital management. Lon is a proven leader with ability to build high performance organizations and solve complex issues. Lon is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy (BS Oceanography), the Naval Postgraduate School (MS Computer Science) and the Marine Corps Command and Staff College (MS Military Studies).