Editor in Chief
A majority of the market reports are penned by Holzkurier's editor-in-chief DI Gerd Ebner. He has been working for the Österreichischer Agrarverlag since 1996. Until 2001, Carinthia-born Ebner was responsible for establishing the timber specialist group on the German market. This function brought him to almost all continents on his many business trips. Since July 2002, Ebner has been head of the wood specialist group of the Österreichischer Agrarverlag. He is responsible for seven media in this role.
The passionate sportsman charges his batteries during long racing and mountain bike tours across Europe as well as jogging trips through the Vienna Woods or in Carinthia, his home province. His next sporting ambition is a 1400 km bicycle race that will take him from London to Edinburgh and back.
The graduate forestry specialist and father of one daughter started his career in the timber group in 2002. After an interlude working in the charity sector, DI Robert Spannlang made his comeback to the timber group in 2014. The Upper Austrian is responsible for the Forstzeitung and supports the team of holzkurier.com when it comes to topics revolving around forestry.
Robert's excellent English skills are a great help for the English version of Timber-Online.
Philipp Matzku has been part of the timber-online team since April 2019. Philipp is an international person. He was born in Vienna, grew up in the Electoral Palatinate in Germany, went on a school exchange programme in Canada and studied in Vienna again. After graduating with a degree in forestry, he first worked in sales at BMW Bank before going on to work for international online portals in the forestry and timber industry.
Philipp works at Holzkurier and Forstzeitung in both the editorial and sales departments. He is thus seamlessly continuing his previous career in the Holzkurier team.
After completing her studies in publishing in Moscow, Irina Kudlinskaya worked for several years as an online editor for Russian media. She has been supporting the Holzgruppe as an editorial assistant since January 2018. Her main task is to handle the various services within the team, especially in the area of IT applications. Irina is also the first point of contact for enquiries and requests from our customers.