Wood Business

Virtual Event
OptiLog 2021
June 15, 2021 at 1:00pm EST

How to advance forestry training with technology

Speaker: Julien Richer-Lanciault, product manager, CM Labs

For years, the forest industry has been facing a labour shortage. That labour shortage is becoming more acute as more older workers retire and fewer younger workers show an interest in logging. Simulation training can help address this issue. CM Labs’ forestry and construction product manager Julien Richer-Lanciault presents a session detailing how new advancements in simulation-based training can help the forestry and logging industry respond to the skills gap and meet the needs of a changing market.


Julien Richer-Lanciault

Julien Richer-Lanciault is a mechanical engineering graduate from École de technologie supérieure (ETS) in Montreal and has worked as a product manager for CM Labs Simulations for eight years. He played an instrumental role in the design and launch of the company’s hardware platforms from the entry level desktop Vortex Edge Plus and the motion-enabled Vortex Edge Max simulators to the more immersive multi-screen Vortex Advantage simulator. Through working with partners and OEMS he has been successful in providing the market with the most realistic simulation training packs for earthmoving, lifting and forestry equipment.