Gibson Guitar's CEO Henry Juszkiewicz to focus on Lacey Act compliance at International Wood Products Assn.'s convention in March

LOS ANGELES , January 4, 2012 () – Gibson Guitar’s CEO Henry Juszkiewicz is to give a keynote speech at the International Wood Products Assn.'s convention on March 28-30 in Indian Wells, California.

Juszkiewicz's Tennessee-based company was raided by federal agents in August last year, when more than 10,000 fingerboards made from imported Indian rosewood were seized from its factories in Nashville and Memphis. Juszkiewicz said at the time that his company faced allegations of using wood from India that is not finished by Indian workers, a possible violation of the Lacey Act which bans imports of illegal species to the U.S.

The IWPA says this year's World of Wood Convention features a half-day workshop on tools and techniques that can be used to ensure compliance with the Lacey Act.

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