WILSONVILLE, Ore. - Collins has appointed TJ Rosengarth its new president and CEO. Rosengarth succeeds Eric Schooler and will assume responsibilities of the major lumber and panel producer on Feb. 15.
Rosengarth has more than 30 years of industry experience. He previously worked at Willamette Industries in composite panels (1985-2000), Weyerhaeuser as vice president of its Composite Panels business (2001-2006), Flakeboard as chief operating officer (2007-2011), and Northwest Hardwoods as president and CEO (2011-2018). Most recently he served as a partner with a private equity firm where his focus was acquiring companies and leading performance management.
His industry experience along with strategic vision, constant customer focus and proven record of delivery make him the right candidate to lead Collins in the next stages of its development, the company stated.
"TJ is the right and best choice for our company to lead us forward,” said Cherida Collins Smith, Board Chair. “He has a depth of experience and success in our industry, which is especially important during these challenging times. He embodies the ethics and values that have been and continue to be core to our company.”
“TJ’s management philosophy focused on strong relationships, teamwork, and helping people achieve their best, aligns well with our goals. We look forward to TJ's leadership in this next chapter of our company's history," Collins Smith added.
Along with his industry experience, Rosengarth received an Operations Management degree from Portland State University as well as Executive Management Studies from Stanford University.
Based in Oregon and family-owned since 1855, Collins produces wood products, including softwoods, hardwoods, NAF pine particleboard, TruWood Siding & Trim. The company was the first privately-owned forest products business in the United States to be certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), and has more than 311,000 acres of FSC-certified forest lands in California, Oregon and Pennsylvania, as well as five manufacturing facilities in the United States, and one retail yard in California. Divisions are located in: Kane, Pennsylvania, Chester, California, Lakeview and Klamath Falls, Oregon.
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