BOISE, Idaho - Engineered wood and plywood giant Boise Cascade has announced that Nate Jorgensen will become its new chief executive officer (CEO), effective March 6, 2020. Jorgensen will replace Tom Corrick, who will be retiring from his roles as CEO and director after nearly 37 years with Boise Cascade. Jorgensen will also take Corrick’s seat on the Board of Directors.
Boise says Jorgensen has 33 years of experience in the forest products industry, joining the Boise Cascade engineered wood products (EWP) marketing team in 2015. He was promoted to senior vice president in 2017 to lead the EWP sales and marketing organization, and was named chief operating officer (COO) in January 2019, responsible for overseeing the Wood Products and Building Materials Distribution divisions. Jorgensen recently joined the board of directors for the American Wood Council.
“It is a privilege to lead this organization and our 6,100 talented associates,” said Jorgensen. “I share our senior leadership’s passion for operational excellence, strategic market growth and exceptional customer service. By leveraging our integrated business model, we are well positioned to focus on the opportunities that lie ahead.”
Corrick began his Boise Cascade career in 1980 as an internal auditor. He went on to hold a number of leadership roles, culminating with his appointment to CEO in March 2015. Corrick has served on several advisory committees and boards, including recently accepting a position on the board of directors, Salt Lake City branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. He will also continue his involvement with community organizations and nonprofits in Boise, Idaho.
Boise has been in the news quite a bit over the last few months. In October, it won a lawsuit against a marijuana dispensary involving logo infringement. Last January, it sold its North Carolina plywood operation to Southern Veneer Products. In November 2018, the company shut down its laminated veneer production at its Roxboro, North Carolina facility, laying off 56. It sold its lumbermill in Pilot Rock and La Grande, Oregon and its particleboard operations in Island City to Woodgrain Millwork in September.
Boise Cascade is one of the largest producers of engineered wood products and plywood in North America and a leading U.S. wholesale distributor of building products. Southern Veneer is a manufacturer of southern yellow pine plywood, veneer and wood by-products in the Southeastern United States.
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