Weyerhaeuser Names Blocker New Lumber VP, Taylor to Retire

Posted by Karen Koenig | Posted: 04/02/2013 4:20PM


Weyerhaeuser FEDERAL WAY, WA - Weyerhaeuser Co. announced the appointment of Adrian Blocker as vice president of Lumber, effective May 1. Blocker will replace Robert Taylor when he retires from the company in May.

"We are excited to welcome Adrian to Weyerhaeuser," Larry Burrows , senior vice president, Wood Products, said in a statement. "He will be a great addition to our team, bringing more than 30 years of broad forest products operational and corporate experience in forestland management, fiber procurement, and lumber and plywood manufacturing."

Prior to joining Weyerhaeuser, Blocker served as CEO of the Wood Products Council and has held positions in leadership, strategic planning, business development, manufacturing and sales management at Champion International, International Paper and West Fraser.

Taylor will retire from Weyerhaeuser after more than three decades with the company. "Rob has provided tremendous leadership during his 36 years with the company in Hardwood and Softwood Lumber," said Burrows. "We will miss his guiding hand at Weyerhaeuser, and we wish him well in his retirement."

Weyerhaeuser began operations in 1900 and today is one of the world's largest private owners of timberlands. According to the company, it owns or controls more than 6 million acres of timberlands, primarily in the United Stats, and manage another 14 million acres under long-term licenses in Canada. Weyerhaeuser also manufactures wood and cellulose fibers products. Sales in 2012 reached $7.1 billion; the company has approximately 13,200 employees.


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Karen M. Koenig

Karen M. Koenig has more than 25 years of experience in the woodworking industry, including visits to wood products manufacturing facilities throughout North America, Europe and Asia. As Editor-in-Chief of Woodworking Network magazine (formerly Wood & Wood Products), Karen’s primary responsibilities include spearheading the writing, editing and coordinating of the editorial content of the publication, along with the Red Book resource guide and the Red Book online source and supply directory (RedBookOnline.com). She is also a frequent contributor to other Woodworking Network online and print media. She can be reached at kkoenig@woodworkingnetwork.com or Google+.

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