Henry J. Quesada

Associate Professor; Extension Specialist, Ph.D. (Purdue University)
Headshot of Henry J. Quesada-Pineda
Henry J. Quesada
Brooks Forest Products Center (0503)
1650 Research Center Drive
Blacksburg, VA
24061

Henry works in the area of Industrial Engineering with specific interests in continuous improvement, supply chain management, international marketing, and organizational innovation. He teaches the courses SBIO 3464 Forest Products Business Systems, and SBIO 3954 Global Issues Sustainability at Virginia Tech. He is also an extension specialist supporting renewable-based industries in Virginia and beyond.

 Areas of Expertise

  • Continuous Improvement
  • Organizational Innovation
  • International Marketing
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Business Process Management

Education

  • B.S. - Costa Rica Institute of Technology, 1997
  • M.S. - Purdue University, 2001
  • Ph.D. - Purdue University, 2004

Forest Products Business Systems
SBIO 3464 Spring 2019
Instructor: H. J. Quesada
Number of Students: 56

Global Issues in Sustainability
SBIO 3954 Winter 2019
Instructor(s):  H. J. Quesada (80%) and B. Bond (20%)
Number of Students:  12

Forest Products Business Systems
SBIO 3464 Spring 2018
Instructor: H. J. Quesada
Number of Students: 16

Global Issues in Sustainability
SBIO 3954 Winter 2018
Instructor(s):  H. J. Quesada (80%) and D. E. Kline (20%)
Number of Students:  13

Forest Products Marketing and Management
SBIO 5614 Fall 2017
Instructor: H. J. Quesada (50%) and R. L. Smith (50%)
Number of Students: 7

Forest Products Business Systems
3464 Spring 2017
Instructor: H. J. Quesada
Number of Students: 17

Global Issues in Sustainability
SBIO 3954 Winter 2017
Instructor(s):  H. J. Quesada (80%) and J. R. Loferski (20%)
Number of Students:  12

Forest Products Marketing and Management
SBIO 5614 Fall 2016
Instructor: H. J. Quesada-Pineda (50%) and R. L. Smith (50%)
Number of Students: 7

Forest Products Business Systems
3464 Spring 2016
Instructor: H. J. Quesada-Pineda
Number of Students: 15

Global Issues in Sustainability
SBIO 3954 Winter 2016
Instructor(s):  H. J. Quesada (80%) and R. L. Smith (20%)
Number of Students:  12

Forest Products Business Systems
SBIO 3464 Spring 2015
Instructor: H. J. Quesada-Pineda
Number of Students: 4

Independent study
SBIO 4974 Spring 2014
Instructor:  H. J. Quesada-Pineda
Number of Students: 1

Global Issues in Sustainability
3954 Spring 2014
Instructor:  H. J. Quesada-Pineda
Number of Students: 8

Forest Products Business Systems
3464 Spring 2014
Instructor: H. J. Quesada-Pineda
Number of Students: 12

Independent study
4964 Fall 2014
Instructor:  H. J. Quesada-Pineda
Number of Students: 1

Global Issues in Sustainability: Study Abroad in Costa Rica
SBIO 3954 Spring 2013
Instructor: H. J. Quesada-Pineda
Number of Students: 9

Forest Products Business Systems
SBIO 3464 Spring 2013
Instructor: H. J. Quesada-Pineda
Number of Students: 16

Independent study
4974 Spring 2012
Instructor:  H. J. Quesada-Pineda
Number of Students: 1

Study Abroad: Global Issues in Sustainability in Costa Rica (5.67/6.0 SPOT student evaluation)
WOOD 3954 Spring 2012
Instructor: H. J. Quesada-Pineda (80%) and J. R. Loferski (20%)
Number of Students: 10

Forest Products Business Systems
WOOD 3634 Spring 2012
Instructor: H. J. Quesada-Pineda
Number of Students: 25

Forest Products Business Systems
WOOD 3464 Spring 2011
Instructor: H. J. Quesada-Pineda
Number of Students: 6

Global Issues in Sustainability
WOOD 3954 Spring 2011
Instructor: H. J. Quesada-Pineda
Number of Students: 6

Forest Products Business Systems
WOOD 3464 Spring 2010
Instructor: D. E. Kline (50%) and H. J. Quesada-Pineda (50%)
Number of Students: 9

Global Issues in Sustainability
WOOD 3954 Spring 2010
Instructor: H. J. Quesada-Pineda (50%) and A. L. Hammett (50%)
Number of Students: 10

Forest Products Business Systems
WOOD 3464 Fall 2009
Instructor: D. E. Kline (50%) and H. J. Quesada-Pineda (50%)
Number of Students: 10

Forest Products Business Management
WOOD 4634 Fall 2008
Instructor: H. J. Quesada-Pineda
Number of Students: 12

 

  • Paula Fallas Valverde.  2019.  M.S.  Wood Science and Forest Products / Improving efficiency in logistics operations of the wood fiber supply chain
  • Gaurav Kakkar.  2017.  M.S.  Wood Science and Forest Products /Assessment of U.S. Manufactured System built Wooden Homes as an Affordable Housing Alternative for Low-income Households in Developing Countries
  • Li Liang.  2017.  Ph.D. Wood Science and Forest Products /Green Design of a Cellulosic Bio-butanol Supply Chain Network with Life Cycle Assessment
  • Jeremy Withers.  2016.  M.S. Wood Science and Forest Products/Factors Impacting the Success of Cellulosic Ethanol Commercial Projects
  • Sevtap Erdogan.  M.S. Wood Science and Forest Products/ Sustainability of Continuous Improvement in Forest Products Industries (with Brian Bond)
  • Melissa Brenes Bastos. 2014. M.S. Assessing Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Use in Marketing Applications: A Case of Study in the Wood Products Industry.
  • Edgar Arias. 2014. Ph.D. Exports of U.S. Hardwood Products: Increasing Performance in Asia and Europe.
  • Shawn Crawford. 2012. M.S. Master of Forestry: Energy Savings by Application of Lean Thinking Principles.
  • Johanna Madrigal. 2012. Ph.D. Virginia Tech. Assessing sustainability of the continuous improvement process through the identification of enabling and inhibiting factors.
  • Scott Lyon. 2011. M.S. Virginia Tech. Breaking down barriers: Opportunities for Appalachian forest products in Central America.
  • L. Scarlett Sanchez. 2011. M.S., Virginia Tech. Identifying Success Factors in the Wood Pallet Supply Chain.
  • Chao Wang. 2011. M.S, Virginia Tech. An Application of Lean Thinking to the Furniture Engineering Process.
  • Fabricio Ulcigray and Ericka Gongora. 2008. M.S., Costa Rica Tech. Determination of the Drying Curve for Radial Boards of Gmelina Arborea in a Pencil Manufacturing
  • Bernardo Ramirez. 2008. M.S., Costa Rica Tech. Implementation of a Kanban System for the Housing Component for the Assembly Manufacturing Lines of Products Blood Sets and Irrigation Sets in Baxter Healthcare.
  • Jose Montoya and Renato Ramirez. 2007. M.S., Costa Rica Tech. Application of Value Stream Mapping as a Tool for Reduction of Cycle Times in the Production of Furniture for Servicios Generales del Oeste S.A. and Euromobilia S.A.
  • Dennis Astua and Hernan Garcia. 2006. M.S., Costa Rica Tech. Conceptual Model to Systematize Activities related to the Quality Function Management in the Cold Area of VICESA.
  • Jorge Oguilve. 2006. M.S., Costa Rica Tech. Guidelines for the Design of a Vacum Chamber for Plasma Propulsion Research for the Rocket VASMIR according to Section 7.3 of the Norm ISO-9001: 2000.
  • Roberto Troyo. 2005. M.S., Costa Rica Tech. Implementation of a Statistical Process Control System in Assembly Machine CR-00841-P in Hospira.
  • Susana Alpizar. 2004. M.S., Costa Rica Tech. Application of the Balanced Score Card as a Tool to Define Strategy in a Governamental Entity.

Quesada, H. J. 2019. Analysis of financial statements using ratios.  Virginia Cooperative Extension Publication. #CNRE-43P.

Haviarova, E., Šimek, M. and Quesada, H. 2017. Tvrdé dřevo ze Severní Ameriky a jeho možnosti využití ve východní Evropě (North American Harwoods and Their Possible Use in Eastern Europe). Dřevostavby (Wooden Buildings), December 2017. Available http://stavba.tzb-info.cz/drevostavby/16638-tvrde-drevo-ze-severni-ameriky-a-jeho-moznosti-vyuziti-ve-vychodni-evrope

Quesada-Pineda, H. J., J. Withers, and R. L. Smith.  2017.  Barriers of Cellulosic Biofuel Projects in the U.S.  Chapter in book:  Pathways to Supply Chain Excellence.  Intech.  Open Access Publisher. ISBN 979-953-307-234-9. Peer reviewed book chapter.

Quesada-Pineda, H. J., J. Withers, and R. L. Smith. 2017. Perceptions on internal and external factors impacting the U.S. nonfood advanced biofuel industry. Chapter in book: Frontiers in Bionenergy and Biofuels. Intech. Open Access Publisher. ISBN 978-953-51-2891-5.

Quesada-Pineda, H. J., and B. H. Bond. 2015. Lean strategy: How costly is keeping too much Inventory? Pallet Enterprise. April.

Quesada-Pineda, H. J., and E. Arias. 2015. Statistical Process Control: Applications and Examples for Forest Products Industries. Virginia Cooperative Extension. ANR-140NP

Quesada-Pineda, H. J. 2014. Impact of payments for environmental services (PSA) La Nacion. Newspaper. Opinion section. December 1, 2014.

Quesada-Pineda, H. J. 2014. Dime con andas y te dire por quien votar. Newspaper article in the editorial section. www.crhoy.com.

Quesada-Pineda, H. J. 2013. Sugarcane and ethanol: A sustainability project. CRhoy Online Newspaper. Opinion section. April 8. Available at http://www.crhoy.com/opinion-cana-de-azucar-y-etanol-para-un-proyecto-de-sostenibilidad/.

Arias, E., S. Lyon, H. J. Quesada-Pineda, and R. L. Smith. 2013. Exports of U.S. hardwood products: Increasing performance in Asia and Western Europe. Center for Forest Products Business. Newsletter. Fall.

Garcia, D. 2013. Costa Rica waste opportunities to use more wood. CRHoy Online Newspaper. Available at H http://www.crhoy.com/costa-rica-desaprovecha-mercado-maderero-que-puede-garantizarle-mayor-sostenibilidad-ambiental/ . Interview to Henry Quesada-Pineda.

Hanson, C. 2013. 10 kW portable biomass power plant demonstrated at Virginia Tech. Biomass Magazine. April. Available at http://biomassmagazine.com/articles/8811/10-kw-portable-biomass-power-plant-demonstrated-at-virginia-tech. Press release on Henry Quesada-Pineda.

Siegel, R. P. 2013. Are Today's Leaves Tomorrow's Energy?  Energy ViewPoints. April. Available at http://www.energyviewpoints.com/are-todays-leaves-tomorrows-energy/ . Interview to Henry Quesada-Pineda.

Quesada-Pineda, H. J., U. Buehlmann, and E. Arias. E. 2013. Pensamiento Esbelto: Aplicaciones y Ejemplos en la Industria de la Madera. Virginia Cooperate Extension. Publication # 420-002S (ANR-17S).

Quesada-Pineda, H. J., R. Gazo, and S. Sanchez.  2012. Critical factors affecting supply chain management: A case study in the US pallet industry. Chapter in Pathways to Supply Chain. Ales Groznik and Yu Xiong, ISBN 978-953-51-0367-7. INTECH. Chapter downloaded over 80,000 times.

Quesada-Pineda, H. J. and B. H. Bond. 2012. Integrating lean manufacturing techniques and energy saving practices boosts productivity and cuts costs. Pallet Enterprise. November.

Crawford, S. and H. J. Quesada-Pineda. 2012. Reducing energy inefficiencies in the forest products industry using value stream mapping. Center Focus Newsletter. Center for Forest Products Business at Virginia Tech. Spring.

Quesada-Pineda, H. J. and S. Lyon.  2012. Marketing profile for the Importing of Wood Products in Central America. Investiga Tec. 5(13):11-13.

Quesada-Pineda, H. J. 2012. Students explore sustainability in Costa Rica. CNRE News. College of Natural Resources and Environment. Spring.

Quesada-Pineda, H. J. 2012. What are sustainable enterprises? May 11. La Nacion.Total daily circulation 150,000. Available at http://www.nacion.com/2012-05-11/Opinion/-que-es-una-empresa-sostenible-.aspx.

Quesada-Pineda, H. J. 2011. Christmas trees and environmental impact. Opinion Section. La Nacion Newspaper. November 7. Available at http://www.nacion.com/2011-11-07/Opinion/Arboles-navidenos-e-impacto-ambiental.aspx.

Quesada-Pineda, H. J. and U. Buehlmann.  2011.  Lean Thinking:  Examples and applications in the wood products industry.  Virginia Cooperative Extension.  Publication # 420-005.

Quesada-Pineda, H. J. 2011.  Student centered teaching methods in natural resources curriculum. engagement matters. A Natural Resources Extension and Outreach Publication from Virginia Tech’s College of Natural Resources and Environment. April/May. 3(2).

Lyon, S., H. J. Quesada-Pineda, and R. L. Smith. 2011.  Market opportunities for Virginia’s wood products in Central America. Federal State Marketing Improvement Program. US Department of Agriculture. Final project report.

Lyon, S., H. J. Quesada-Pineda, and R. L. Smith.  2011.  Fostering relationships among Central American and Appalachian Forest Products Companies. Research Update for the Center for Forest Products Business. November 2011.

Quesada-Pineda, H. J., S. Sanchez, and R. Gazo.  2011. Critical success factors in supply chain management. supply chain management. Book Chapter. Intech OpenAccess Publisher. ISBN 979-953-307-234-9.

Lyon, S., H. J. Quesada-Pineda. 2011. Opportunities for Appalachian forest products in Guatemala and El Salvador. Newsletter Center Focus. Center for Forest Products Marketing at Virginia Tech. March.

Sanchez, S. and H. J. Quesada-Pineda. 2011. Profiling of the U.S. wood pallet supply chain. Center for Forest Products Business Newsletter. Virginia Tech. Fall.

Quesada-Pineda, H. J. 2010. Lean Inventory Management in the Wood Products Industry: Examples and Applications. Virginia Cooperate Extension. Publication # 420-148.

Quesada-Pineda, H. J. 2010. A Review of Modern Cost Accounting Techniques: The ABCs of Cost Allocation in Wood Products Industry. Virginia Cooperate Extension. Publication # 420-147.

Quesada Pineda, H. J. 2010. Perceptions about the use of wood. Newspaper La Nacion. Editorial Section. March 1, 2010. Available at http://www.nacion.com/2010-03-02/Opinion/Foro/Opinion2286325.aspx.

Lyon, S., H. J. Quesada-Pineda, and R. L. Smith, R. 2010. Opportunities for Virginia Forest Products companies in Central America. Research Update for the Center for Forest Products Business at Virginia Tech. July.

Quesada-Pineda, H. J. 2010. The ABCs of cost allocation in the wood products industry: Applications in the furniture industry. Virginia Cooperative Extension (Peer-reviewed article # 420-147). September, pp. 1-11.

Fonseca, P. (interview). 2010. Looking for a Balance between Wood and Concrete. Newspaper La Nacion. Aldea Global. March 10. 2010. Available at http://www.nacion.com/2010-03-11/AldeaGlobal/NotasSecundarias/AldeaGlobal2297558.aspx.

Nystrom, L. (press release).  2010. Virginia Tech center to host innovation-based manufacturing workshop. October 15. Available at http://www.vtnews.vt.edu/articles/2010/10/101510-engineering-manufacturing.html.

Morales Chavarria, S. (interview). 2010. The problem is within the industry. Newspaper El Financiero. March 8, 2010. Available at http://www.elfinancierocr.com/ef_archivo/2010/marzo/14/enportada2291164.html.

Davis, L. (Press release). 2010. Extension, College of Natural Resources and Environment offer workshop series on process improvement. August 24, 2010.

Quesada-Pineda, H. J. and M. Meneses. 2010. Evaluation of a success business model for small and medium enterprises. Investiga Tec. 3(9): 4-5.

Morales, S. (interview). 2010. Wood as an option for residential construction (article in Spanish). El Financiero: Special Number in Residential Construction. Number 768. San Jose, Costa Rica. May 17, 2010.

McAuley, S. (Press release). 2010. Virginia Tech researchers deploy EnerNOC’s Energy Management Applications in “Lean” Manufacturing Study. Enernoc. December 16, 2010.

Quesada-Pineda, H. J.  2010.  My Christmas tree is real, and yours?  2010.  La Nacion, Newspaper, Opinion Section. December 15, 2010. Available at http://www.nacion.com/2010-12-16/Opinion/Foro/Opinion2623877.aspx.

Quesada-Pineda, H. J. 2009. Potential for Virginia white oak in the Chilean wine industry. Newsletter Center Focus. Center for Forest Products Marketing at Virginia Tech. Fall 2009.

Quesada-Pineda, H. J.  2009. Spending on research and development activities in developing countries. La Nacion Newspaper. Editorial Section. May 05. Available at http://www.nacion.com/ln_ee/2009/mayo/05/opinion1954235.html.

Quesada-Pineda, H. J. 2009. Lean Thinking and Sustanaibility: An Opportunity to Protect the Environment and Save Energy . Informa Tec. September 16-30, 2009. No. 297. Available at http://www.tec.cr/prensa/Informatec/2009/setiembre%20II/n21.html.

Jacques, J. (Press release). 2009. Virginia Tech, Costa Rica Institute of Technology sign memorandum of understanding for delivering distance education courses. Available at http://www.vtnews.vt.edu/story.php?relyear=2009&itemno=851.

Lynn, D. (Press Release). 2009. International marketing for forest products industries workshop planned for October. Virginia Tech News. September 23, 2009. . Available at http://www.vtnews.vt.edu/story.php?relyear=2009&itemno=698.

Quesada-Pineda, H. J. 2009. Corporate social responsibility: An option to overcome underdevelopment. La Nacion. Newspaper. Article in Editorial Section. November 23. Available at http://www.nacion.com/ln_ee/2009/noviembre/22/opinion2167684.html.

Quesada-Pineda, H. J. 2008. Business process management: a new approach to realign your processes. Investiga Tec.1(3):11-14.

Quesada-Pineda, H. J. 2006. National diagnostic in manufacturing systems. Book Chapter. Current Situation of Science and Technology in Costa Rica: A National Diagnostic. Strategy Century XXI. San Jose, Costa Rica. ISBN: 9968-9400-3-8. Vol III.

Olson, R. (Press Release). 2004. Student of the month: Henry J. Quesada. Wood Digest. January 2004. Available at http://www.woodworkingpro.com/print/Wood-Digest/Student-of-the-Month--Henry-J-Quesada/2.

 

Multi-State Effort to Overcome Barriers to Low-value Hardwood Lumber for CLT Manufacture.
Investigator(s): Henry Quesada, Brian Bond, B, and Eva Haviarova
Sponsor: USDA Wood Innovations Grant
Amount: $249,765
August 1, 2019 – July 31, 2021

Education for Work, Occupational Family, Agriculture and Agroindustry (Formacion para el Trabajo, Familia Ocupacional Cultivo y aprovechamiento Agropecuario)
Investigator(s):  V. Crowder (50%), Henry Quesada (25%), and J. Ignosh (25%)
Sponsor:  Millennium Challenge Corporation/GOPA
Amount:  $125,000 (controlled $31,250)
January 16, 2019 - June 30, 2020

Expanding Markets for Thermally-modified Wood Products Produced from Low-value Hardwood Species.
Investigator(s):  Henry Quesada and Brian Bond
Sponsor: USDA Wood Innovations Grant
Amount: $123,243
July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2020

Identification of Drivers and Barriers Impacting the Selection Process of Wood Products Suppliers for the U.S. Southern Construction Industry
Investigator:  Henry Quesada (70%) and Robert Smith (30%)
South Carolina Forestry Commission
July 1, 2018-June 30, 2019
$45,727 (controlled $32,009)

Understanding procurement practices of residential and commercial construction building firms in the Southeastern United States.
Investigator:  Henry Quesada and Robert Smith
Sponsor: South Carolina Forestry Commission (2017-51102-27285)
Amount: $45,727
July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019

Evaluation of Vacuum and Steam Heat as a Methyl Bromide Alternative for Phytosanitary Treatment of Hardwood and Softwood Logs.
Investigator(s):  Zhangjing Chen, Mark White, and Henry Quesada, and Jon Eisenback
Sponsor: USDA NIFA (2017-51102-27285)
Amount: $393,049
Sep 1, 2017 - Aug 31, 2019

Application of Lean Value-streamed mapping to the Wood Fiber Supply Chain.
Investigator(s):  Henry Quesada-Pineda and Brian Bond
Sponsor: Wood Research Supply Institute.
Amount: $50,000 (controlled $25,000)
November 1, 2016-October 31, 2017

Development of cross-laminated timber markets for hardwood lumber producers to promote forest health and support of rural communities
Investigator(s):  Henry Quesada-Pineda (50%) and Brian Bond (50%)
Sponsor: USDA/Wood Innovations Grant Program.
Amount: $208,977
June 1, 2016-May 31, 2019

Market Opportunities for USA Hardwoods in Emerging Economies of Eastern Europe 
Investigator(s):  E. Haviarova and Henry Quesada-Pineda.
Sponsor: USDA/FSMIP.
Amount: $17,710
September, 30 2016-September 29, 2018

IInnovATE project (subcontract from OIRED)
Investigator(s): Henry Quesada-Pineda
Sponsor: USAID
Amount: $28,750
July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015

Application of Lean Value-streamed mapping to the Wood Fiber Supply Chain. Investigator(s):  Henry Quesada-Pineda and Brian Bond
Sponsor:  Wood Research Supply Institute.
Amount: $50,000
November 1, 2016-October 31, 2017

Development of cross-laminated timber markets for hardwood lumber producers to promote forest health and support of rural communities
Investigator(s):  Henry Quesada-Pineda and Brian Bond
Sponsor: USDA/Wood Innovations Grant Program.
Amount: $208,977
June 1, 2016-May 31, 2019

Increasing Exports of US Wooden Modular Homes to Developing Countries
Investigator(s). Henry Quesada-Pineda and Robert Smith
Sponsor: USDA/FSMIP
Amount: $71,680
September 30, 2014-September, 29 2016

Vocational and Entrepreunurial Agroforestry Education: Succesfull case studies in Latin America
Investigator(s). Henry Quesada-Pineda
Sponsor: USAID. Subcontract from the InnoATE project.
Amount: $28,511
October 2014-March 2015.

Analysis and Impact of Energy Recommendations in the Wood Products Industry: Part II
Investigator(s): Brian Bond and Henry Quesada-Pineda
Sponsor: USDA, Forest Service, Northern Research Station
Amount: $15,000
August 1, 2014 - July 31, 2016

Agricultural Energy Efficiency
Investigator(s): PI Martha A. Walker; CO-PIs: John P. Ignosh, Joyce G. Latimer, Stanley C. Mariger, Henry Quesada-Pineda, Thomas D. Reed, Scottie L. Jerrell, Amy G. Fannon, C. T. Clarke, Philip K. Blevins, Stephen G. Barts, Denny S. Jessee, and Cynthia Martel
Sponsor: Virginia Tobacco Indemnification & Community Revitalization Commission
Amount: $314,886
January 1, 2014 - January 31, 2015

Increasing Exports of US Wooden Modular Homes to Developing Countries
Investigator(s):  Henry Quesada Pineda and Robert Smith
Sponsor: USDA/FSMIP.
Amount: $71,680
September 30, 2014-September, 29 2016.

Vocational and Entrepreunurial Agroforestry Education: Succesfull case studies in Latin America
Investigator(s). Henry Quesada Pineda
Sponsor: USAID. Subcontract from the InnoATE project.
Amount: $28,511
October 2014-March 2015.

Analysis and Impact of Energy Recommendations in the Wood Products Industry. Part I
Investigator(s): Brian Bond and Henry Quesada-Pineda
Sponsor: USDA, Forest Service, Northern Research Station
Amount: 20,000
August 1, 2013 - July 31, 2015

Industry Directory for the VA Forest Products Industry
Investigator(s):  Henry Quesada-Pineda and Robert Smith
Sponsor: Virginia Department of Forestry (VDOF)
Amount: $85,336 ($42,688 from VDOF)
February 1, 2013 - July 31, 2014

Research Experiences for Teachers: Innovation-based Manufacturing
Investigator(s): C. Williams (PI), B. Brand, R. Hendricks, S. Subhash, R. Sturges, H. J. Quesada-Pineda, J. Camelio, K. Ellis, and A. Druschitz
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Amount: $450,000
December 1, 2012 - November 30, 2016

Development of Low-Grade Hardwood Cross-Laminated Timbers
Investigator(s): Dan Hindman, Joe Loferski, Earl Kline, Brian Bond, and Henry Quesada-Pineda
Sponsor: Forest Products Research Program at USDA
Amount: $300,316
October 1, 2012 - September 30, 2015

U.S.-India Joint Clean Energy Research and Development Center (JCERDC). Project 2, subtask 3: Sustainability and Marketing
Investigator(s):  Janaki Alavalapati, Henry Quesada-Pineda, and Robert Smith
Sponsor: Department of Energy (DOE)
Amount: $971,496 with $485,748 from the DOE
October 17, 2012 - October 1, 2017

Reduced Energy Consumption Through Lean Thinking
Investigator(s):  Henry Quesada-Pineda (50%), Urs Buehlmann (30%), Brian Bond (10%), Earl Kline (10%)
Sponsor:  USDA
Amount:  $79,256
2010- 2012

Second Innovation based-Manufacturing workshop: Travel Grant for Workshop Speakers
Investigator(s):  Henry Quesada-Pineda and Johanna Madrigal
Sponsor: Women in Leadership and Philanthropy Endowed Lecture Fund
Amount: $1,000
November 7, 2011 - November 9, 2011

Analysis of Factors Impacting the International Value Chain of Hardwood Products: A Comparison between Asia and Western Europe
Investigator(s):  Henry Quesada-Pineda (80%) and Robert Smith (20%)
Sponsor: USDA/FSMIP
Amount: $150,300 with $75,150 from USDA/FSMIP
September 1, 2011 - August 31, 2013

Online course and workshop development funds
Investigator(s):  Henry Quesada Pineda and Earl Kline
Sponsor: USDA/WERC
Amount: $5,196
January 1, 2010 - December 31, 2010

Center for Innovation-based Manufacturing
Investigator(s):  J. Camelio, H. J. Quesada-Pineda, C. Williams, F. Agblevor, D. Cook, K. Ellis, R. Hendricks, A. Johri, S. Sarin, R. Sturges, and E. Van Aken
Sponsor: Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science (ICTAS) at Virginia Tech
Amount: $337,500
October 1, 2010 - September 30, 2015

Analysis of Value Chain for Forest Products Industries in Mexico
Investigator(s):  Henry Quesada-Pineda
Sponsor: USDA/FAS
Amount: $4,833
January 1, 2010 - January 31, 2010

Workshop: The Wood Products Industry in Costa Rica: Opportunities and Challenges towards the New Millennium
Investigator(s):  Henry Quesada Pineda and M. Moya Roque
Sponsor: Costa Rican Ministry of Science and Technology ($2,000) and Rainforest Alliance ($500)
Amount: $2,500
January 4, 2010 - January 5, 2010

Reduced Energy Consumption Through Lean Thinking
Investigator(s):  Henry Quesada-Pineda, Urs Buehlmann, Brian Bond, and Earl Kline
Sponsor: Wood Education Research Center (WERC) at the USDA Forest Service
Amount: $158,512 with $79,256 from WERC/USDA
July 1, 2010 - June 30, 2012

Impact of Vacuum-Drying on Efficiency of Hardwood Products Manufacturing
Investigator(s): Brian Bond (50%), Omar Espinoza, Urs Buehlmann (25%), and Henry Quesada-Pineda (25%)
Sponsor: Wood Education and Resource Center
Amount: $140,644 with 70,322 from WERC
July 1, 2010 - June 30, 2011

Value Chain Analysis for Timber Products in Mexico
Investigator:  Henry Quesada-Pineda (100%)
Sponsor:  USDA/ Foreign Assistant Service (FAS)
Amount:  $4,833
March 2010

Online Distance Learning Course Development
Investigator(s):  Henry Quesada-Pineda, Earl Kline, Brian Bond, and Urs Buehlmann
Sponsor: Provost Online Course Development Fund at Virginia Tech
Amount: $13,368
March 9, 2009 - June 30, 2010

Market Opportunities for Virginia’s Wood Products in Central America
Investigator(s): Henry Quesada-Pineda and Robert Smith
Sponsor: Federal State Marketing Improvement Program (FSMIP) at the USDA
Amount: $174,316 with $87,158 from FSMIP/USDA
July 1, 2009 - June 30, 2011

In kind contribution: Donation of 25 ERP Dynamics Axapta licenses
Investigator(s):  Henry Quesada-Pineda
Sponsor: Microsoft
Amount: $50,000
January 1, 2009 - January 1, 2012

Design and Development of a New Wine Barrel
Investigator(s): Henry Quesada-Pineda
Sponsor: The Center for Higher Performance Manufacturing at Virginia Tech with $26,000 from the University of Kentucky and $13,000 from DBGlobal
Amount: $39,000
July 1, 2009 - April 15, 2010

Innovation and Technology Management Master Degree Program
Investigator(s):  Henry Quesada-Pineda and P. Meneses (Costa Rica Tech)
Sponsor: CR-USA Foundation
Amount: $10,000
June 1, 2008 - June 30, 2009

In kind contribution: Donation of Cherry Lumber for the WEI program
Investigator(s): Henry Quesada-Pineda and Earl Kline
Sponsor: Frank Miller Lumber Company
Amount: $4,500
November 1, 2008 - December 1, 2009

Design and developing of a nanorobot for circuit inspection
Investigator(s):  P. Vega, Henry Quesada-Pineda, P. Alvarado, J. Alvarez, and B. Chine
Sponsor: Intel ($25,000) and Costa Rica Institute of Technology ($97,000 from internal grant competition)
Amount: $122,000
January 1, 2008 - December 31, 2011

Business Model for Small and Medium Enterprises based on Case of Studies
Investigator(s):  Henry Quesada-Pineda and M. Meneses
Sponsor: Costa Rica Institute of Technology, internal grant competition
Amount: $30,000
January 1, 2008 - December 31, 2008

An Empirical Model to Decrease Cycle Time and Process Inventory by Applying Lean Thinking Principles
Investigator(s):  Henry Quesada-Pineda
Sponsor: Costa Rica Institute of Technology (internal grant competition) with $1,000 from Servicios Generales del Oeste
Amount: $16,000
January 1, 2007 - July 1, 2007

In kind contribution: Donation of 300 licenses of ERP Dynamics Axapta
Investigator(s):  Henry Quesada-Pineda
Sponsor: Microsoft
Amount: $600,000
June 1, 2006 - August 1, 2010

Multidimensional Analysis of the Quality Award for the Costa Rica Industry Council
Investigator(s):  M. Meneses and Henry Quesada-Pineda
Sponsor: Costa Rica Institute of Technology, internal grant competition
Amount: $23,400
January 1, 2007 - December 31, 2007

Bases for the Establishment of a Industrial Supplier Park
Investigator(s):  Henry Quesada-Pineda and M. Meneses, and O. Gamboa
Sponsor: Costa Rica Institute of Technology, internal grant competition
Amount: $23,400
June 1, 2005 - January 1, 2007

Supply Chain Management in Developing Countries: An Empirical Study
Investigator(s):  Henry Quesada-Pineda, C. Monge-Mora, and O. Gamboa
Sponsor: Costa Rica Institute of Technology, internal grant competition
Amount: $31,000
August 1, 2004 - August 1, 2006

Quesada, H. J., R. L. Smith, and G. Kakkar. 2019. Assessment of U.S. manufactured system built wooden homes as an affordable housing alternative for low income households in developing countries. BioProducts Business 4(4): 41-50.

Quesada, H. J., B. Bond, S. Adhikari; and S. Grushecky  2019. Analysis of hardwood lumber grade yields using Monte Carlo simulation. BioResources 14(1):2029-2050.

Liang, L., and H. J. Quesada. 2018. Green design of a cellulosic butanol supply chain network: A case study of sorghum stem bio-butanol in Missouri. BioResources. 13(3):5617-5642

Quesada, H. J., R. L. Smith, and G. Berger. 2018. Drivers and barriers of cross-laminated timber (clt) production and commercialization: A case study in the Western Europe’s CLT industry. BioProducts Business. 3(3):29-38.

Fallas, P., H. J. Quesada, and J. Madrigal. 2018. Implementation of lean thinking principles to logistic activities: A case study in the wood products industry. Tecnologia en Marcha. 31(3):52-65. 

Brenes-Bastos, M., J. Madrigal, and H. J. Quesada-Pineda. 2017.  The influence of demographics on continusous improvement strategic planning.  Tecnologia en Marcha 30(3):12-23.

Quesada-Pineda, H. J., S. Erdogan, and B. H. Bond. 2017. An empirical tool to measure the effectiveness of kaizen events: A case of study in the wood products industries. Forest Products Journal. 67(3/4):164-178.

Withers, J., H. J. Quesada-Pineda, and R. L. Smith.  2017. Bioeconomy survey results regarding barriers to the United States advanced biofuel industry. Bioresources. 12(2): 2846-2863.

Quesada-Pineda, H. J., M. Brenes, and R. L. Smith. 2017. Assessing geographic information systems use in marketing applications for the wood products industry. BioProducts Business 2(2): 15-22.

Quesada-Pineda, H. J., J. Wiedenbeck, and B. H. Bond.  2016. Analysis of electricity consumption: A study in the wood products industry. Energy Efficiency Journal. 9(5):1193-1206.

Withers, J., H. J. Quesada-Pineda, and R. L. Smith. 2015. Internal and external barriers impacting non-food cellulosic biofuel projects in the United States. Bioresources. 10(3): 3874-3889.

Brenes-Angulo, O., B. H. Bond, D. E. Kline, and H. J. Quesada-Pineda. 2015. The impact of vacuum-drying on efficiency of hardwood products manufacturing.  BioReources 10(3): 4588-4598.

Edwards-Schachter, M., A. Garcia-Navarro, Sanchez-Barrioluengo, H. J. Quesada-Pineda, and N. Amara. 2015. Disentangling competences: Interrelationships on creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship. Thinking Skills and Creativity. 16(1): 27-39.

Quesada-Pineda, H. J. and E. Haviarova. 2014. Incorporating experiential learning and education for sustainable development into study abroad programs. Natural Sciences Education. 43(1):127-136.

Moya, R., B. H. Bond, and H. J. Quesada-Pineda.  2014.  A review of heartwood properties of Tectona grandis trees from fast-growth plantations. Wood Science and Technology. 48(2):411-433.

Lyon, S., H. J. Quesada-Pineda, and S. Crawford.  2014.  Reducing electrical consumption in the forest products industry using lean thinking. Bioresources. 9(1):1373-1386.

Quesada-Pineda, H. J., S. Lyon, and R. L. Smith. 2013. Marketing factors impacting imported wood products in Central America. International Wood Products Journal. 5(2):108-120.

Quesada-Pineda, H. J., and J. Madrigal. 2013. Sustaining continuous improvement: a longitudinal and regional study. International Journal of Engineering Business Management. Online journal 5(43):1-13.

Lyon, S., H. J. Quesada-Pineda, and R. L. Smith.  2013.  Identifying market opportunities for Appalachian forest products companies in Central America. Southern Journal of Applied Forestry. 37(4): 202-207

Espinoza, O., R. L. Smith, B. H. Bond, and H. J. Quesada-Pineda.  2013.  Education needs of the forest products industry in Minnesota and Virginia in 2012. Forest Products Journal. 62(7/8):613-622.

Quesada-Pineda, H. J., U. Buehlmann, and E. Arias, E.  2013.  Pensamiento lean: Aplicaciones y ejemplos en la industria de la madera. Virginia Cooperative Extension (translation to Spanish of peer-reviewed article VCE 420-002).

Moya, R., Tenorio, C., Carranza, M., Camacho, D., and Quesada-Pineda, H.  2013.  Structural Performance of I-beam Fabricated from a Fast-growing Tree, Gmelina Arborea. Journal of Tropical Forest Science 25(2):151-156.

Madrigal, J., and H. J. Quesada-Pineda. 2012. Innovation management best practices: A case study among wood, energy, and medical firms. Business Process Management Journal. 18(6). 898-918.

Wang, C. and H. J. Quesada-Pineda. 2012. Lean Evaluation of the engineering process: A case study in the furniture industry. Journal of Forest Products Business Research. Volume 9, article 1: 12 pages. Online Journal.

Lyon, S., H. J. Quesada-Pineda, and R. L. Smith. 2012. A case study to determine drivers and barriers of Appalachian forest products in Central America. Revista Forestal Mesoamerica Kuru. 9(22):40-50.

Espinoza, O., R. L. Smith, B. H. Bond, and H. J. Quesada-Pineda. 2012. Education needs of the forest products industry in Minnesota and Virginia in 2012. Forest Products Journal. 62(7/8):613-622.

Quesada-Pineda, H. J., L. S. Sanchez-Gomez, and P. A. Araman. 2012. A Quantitative study of the U.S. wood pallet industry based on supply chain management practices. Journal of Applied Packaging Research. 6(1):1-26.

Lyon, S., H. J. Quesada-Pineda, R. L. Smith, D. E. Kline, and H. J. Quesada-Pineda, 2012. Identifying market opportunities for Appalachian forest products companies in Central America. Revista Forestal Kuru. 9(22): 40-50.

Tenorio, C., R. Moya, and H. J. Quesada-Pineda.  2012. Kiln drying of acacia mangium wood: Color, shrinkage, warp, split and check in dried lumber. Journal of Tropical Forest Science. 24(1):125-139.

Quesada-Pineda, H. J., and L. S. Sanchez-Gomez.  2012.  Analysis of factors impacting supply chain management in the wood pallet industry. Journal of Forest Products Business Research. Vol 8, article 3, 13 pages.

Wang, C., H. J. Quesada-Pineda, D. E. Kline, and U. Buehlmann.  2011.  Using value stream mapping to analyze an upholstery furniture engineering process. Forest Products Journal. 61(5): 411-421.

Quesada-Pineda, H. J. and M. Meneses-Guzman. 2011.  Business model development to support small and medium enterprises based on success cases. Tec Empresarial 5(2):27-37.

Quesada-Pineda, H .J., E. Adams, and A. L. Hammett.  2011.  Incorporating experiential teaching methods in sustainable natural resources curriculum: A case study. Journal of Natural Resources & Life Sciences Education 40: (2011):1-10. Online Journal.

Quesada-Pineda, H. J., D. Kenealy, and R. Vlosky.  2011. Transitioning ideation to commercialization: A comprehensive product development strategy with an application in the wood products industry. Forest Products Journal. 60(7/8): 694-699.

Quesada-Pineda, H, J., S. Conn. and L. S. Sanchez-Gomez. 2011. A survey of educational needs and online training perceptions in the wood products industry. Journal of Extension. 49(1). Online Journal.

Quesada-Pineda, H. J. and U. Buehlmann. 2011. Lean thinking: Examples and applications in the wood products industry. Virginia Cooperative Extension (Peer-reviewed article 420-002) November, pp. 1-15.

Quesada-Pineda, H. J. 2010. Lean inventory management in the wood products industry: examples and applications. Virginia Cooperative Extension (Peer-reviewed article # 420-148). September, pp. 1-8.

Quesada-Pineda, H. J. 2010. Innovation activities in the primary wood products sector: A case study. Wood and Fiber Science 42(4): 511-522.

Quesada-Pineda, H. J., M. Meneses-Guzman, and G. Monge-Fernandez. 2010. Evaluation of the Costa Rican excellence award for high quality and performance. Tec Empresarial 4(2): 39-48.

Quesada-Pineda, H. J. 2010. The ABCs of cost allocation in the wood products industry: Applications in the furniture industry. Virginia Cooperative Extension (Peer-reviewed article # 420-147). September, pp. 1-11.

Quesada-Pineda, H. J., E. Haviarova, and I. Slaven.  2009.  A value stream mapping analysis of selected wood products companies in Central America. Journal of Forest Products Business Research Vol 6, article 4.

Quesada-Pineda, H. J., M. Meneses, and O. Gamboa.  2009.  Supply chain management and its relationship with foreign direct investment. Tec Empresarial. 2(3). 37-45.

Mora-Monge, C. and H. J. Quesada-Pineda.  2007. Advanced manufacturing technologies in developing countries: A comparison between Costa Rica and México. Tecnología en Marcha: 19(4): 3-13.

Quesada, H. J. and R. Gazo.  2007.  Best manufacturing practices and their linkage to top-performing companies in the US furniture industry. Benchmarking: An International Journal. 14(2):211-221.

Quesada, H. J. and R. Gazo. 2007. Methodology for determining key internal business processes based on critical success factors: A case study in furniture industry. Business Processes Management Journal. Business Process Management Journal. 13(1): 5-20.

Quesada, H. J. and R. Gazo. 2007. Distribution properties of financial ratios and performance of the furniture industry: A comparison based on critical financial factors. Journal of Forest Products Business Research. (4): 3. Online Journal.

Quesada, H. J. and R. Gazo. 2006. Mass layoffs and plant closures in the us primary and secondary wood products industries. Forest Products Journal. 56(10), 101-106.

Aguilar, S., C. Y. Espinoza, and H. J. Quesada. 2006. How to integrate a firm´s strategy with its total quality management system? Tecnología en Marcha. 19(1): 24-31.

Gazo, R. and H. J. Quesada. 2005. A review of competitive strategies of furniture manufacturers. Forest Products Journal. 55(10): 4-12.

Quesada, H. J., and R. Gazo. 2003. Development of a manufacturing system for construction of school furniture. Forest Products. Journal. 53(9): 47-54.

Fallas, P. and H. J. Quesada. 2019. Lean thinking tools can help loggers and sawmills decrease waste. TimberLine Magazine. August. Available at link.

Quesada, H. J., P. Fallas, and N. Navarro. 2018. Wasted motion the basics of conducting a motion time assessment at your facility. Pallet Enterprise. April.

Quesada-Pineda, H. J., and C. Brindley. 2017. Lean manufacturing begins with and effective plant audit. Pallet Enterprise. September.

Monroe, L. 2016. (Interview to the candidate). Lean thinking and automation. Pallet Enterprises.

Quesada-Pineda, H. J., and E. Arias. 2015. Statistical process control: Applications and examples for forest products industries. Virginia Cooperative Extension. ANR-140NP.

Quesada-Pineda, H. J., and B. H. Bond. 2015. Lean strategy: How costly Is keeping too much inventory? Pallet Enterprise. April.

Hanson, C. 2013 (Interview of H. J. Quesada-Pineda. 2013. Rise of the portables. Biomass Magazine. July, pp. 1-2.

Coker, C. 2013. Portable biomass gasifier. BioCycle. April (Press release on H. J. Quesada-Pineda).

Quesada-Pineda, H. J., and B. H. Bond. 2012. Integrating lean manufacturing techniques and energy saving practices boosts productivity and cuts costs. Pallet Enterprise November, pp. 38-45.

Quesada-Pineda, H. J. and S. Lyon. 2012. Marketing profile for the importing of wood products in Central America. Investiga Tec. 5(13):11-13.

Sanchez, S. and H. J. Quesada-Pineda. 2012. Survey provides snapshot of U.S. pallet industry. Pallet Enterprise. February, pp. 46-49.

Sanchez, S., and H. J. Quesada-Pineda.  2011. Profiling of the U.S. wood pallet supply chain. Center for Forest Products Business. Virginia Tech. Fall.

Wang, C. and H. J. Quesada-Pineda. 2011. Value stream mapping points: The Way to Lean Manufacturing. Furniture Design and Manufacturing (FDM) Asia. July (2011):

Duran, J. (Interview to Quesada-Pineda). 2011. Buying into sustainability. Business Xpansion Journal. Online Journal March, pp. 1-1.

Quesada-Pineda, H. J. 2010. Improving your business process 10: A Guide to Major Frameworks. Pallet Enterprise. 30(6):32-34.

Quesada-Pineda, H. J. and U. Buehlmann, U. 2010. Lean thinking Part I: Understanding the lean thinking process. Pallet Enterprise. August, pp. 18-24.

Quesada-Pineda, H. J. and U. Buehlmann. 2010. Lean thinking Part II: The fundamental blocks of lean. Pallet Enterprise. October, pp. 34-38.

Quesada-Pineda, H. J. and U. Buehlmann. 2011.  Lean thinking: Examples and applications in the wood products industry. Virginia Cooperative Extension (Peer-reviewed article 420-002) November, pp. 1-15.

Quesada-Pineda, H. J. 2011. Buying into sustainable innovation management. Hardwood Market Report (HRM) Executive 5(10):1-3

Quesada-Pineda, H. J. and U. Buehlmann.  2011. Lean thinking Part III: The fundamental blocks of lean value: Stream mapping leads to simpler, More Cost Efficient Processes.  Pallet Enterprise. March, pp. 12-16.

Quesada-Pineda, H. J.  2010.  The ABCs of cost allocation in the wood products Industry: Applications in the Furniture Industry. Virginia Cooperative Extension (Peer-reviewed article # 420-147). September, pp. 1-11.

Quesada-Pineda, H. J. and D. E. Kline. 2010. Business process management (BPM) Leads to increased customer service and profitability Levels. Hardwood Market Report (Executive). 3(4):

Quesada-Pineda, H. J.  2010.  Lean inventory management in the wood products industry: examples and applications. Virginia Cooperative Extension (Peer-reviewed article # 420-148). September, pp. 1-8.

Quesada-Pineda, H. J. and U. Buehlmann. 2010. Lean thinking Part II: The fundamental blocks of lean. Pallet Enterprise. October 2010. 34-38

Quesada-Pineda, H. J. and U. Buehlmann. 2010. Lean thinking Part I: Understanding the lean thinking process. Pallet Enterprise. August 2010.18-24.

Quesada-Pineda, H. J. and M. Meneses-Guzman. 2010. Evaluation of a success business model for small and medium enterprises. Investiga Tec. 3(9): 4-5.

Quesada-Pineda, H. J. 2010. Improving your business process 10: A guide to major frameworks. Pallet Enterprise. June. Pages 32-34.

Quesada-Pineda, H. J. 2010. Business process management (BPM) leads to increased customer service and profitability levels. Hardwood Market Report (HMR) Executive. 4(3). March.

Lyon, S., H. J. Quesada-Pineda, and R. L. Smith. 2010. Opportunities for Virginia forest products companies in Central America. Research Update for the Center for Forest Products Business at Virginia Tech. July.

Lyon, S., O. Espinoza, and H. J. Quesada-Pineda. 2010. Analysis of exports from Eastern forest products companies at the 2010 International Woodworking Fair. Harwood Market Report (HRM) Executive: 4(10):4-6.

Quesada, H. J. 2008. Business process management: A new approach to realign your processes. Costa Rica Institute of Technology. Investiga Tec. 1(3).