Oct. 8, 2012
/PRNewswire/ -- SCS Global Services (SCS) has announced that
will lead its Indonesian office as the company's new Southeast Asia Regional Director. SCS' Indonesian office was founded in 2011 with a focus on providing Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification, timber legality verification, and carbon offset verification within the region.
"Because Indonesia holds some of the world's most valuable natural resources, there is great potential for third-party certification of environmentally responsible practices," said
Robert J. Hrubes
, Executive Vice President of SCS. "Having someone with
's experience in
will help us better serve our clients throughout
Mr. Frank holds a Master's degree in International Environmental Policy from the
University of California, San Diego
and a Bachelor's degree from the
University of California, Berkeley
. With expertise in forest carbon and REDD+, he previously led the development of the company's Greenhouse Gas Verification Program as its founding manager while based in the
headquarters. Mr. Frank has made over 300 certification decisions while serving in the company's FSC Chain of Custody division. He is certified as a lead auditor under the FSC, Verified Carbon Standard (VCS), Community, Climate and Biodiversity (CCB) Standards, California Air Resources Board (ARB), The Climate Registry (TCR) and other forestry and climate programs. Other areas of expertise include carbon footprint assessment, greenhouse gas accounting and industrial methane destruction projects.
regional office will offer a range of services, including:
"The Indonesian timber industry has made slow but steady progress in combatting deforestation," said Frank. "I am excited to contribute to further expansion of responsible forestry practices and management of other regional resources through independent certification."