EUGENE, Ore. – Timber Products Co. has appointed Steve Killgore as its new chief executive officer. Killgore will assume leadership at Timber Products on Feb. 20.
“As a family run business for four generations, it is with the utmost confidence that we transition to outside leadership for our day to day work. Killgore is an industry veteran who can help lead us into the future,” said David Gonyea, Timber Products co-chair of the Board of Directors.
Killgore has more than 40 years of experience. Most recently, he worked for Roseburg Forest Products, and was responsible for its solid wood business, which is comprised of lumber, plywood and engineered wood products. Killgore has also operated his own companies, serving as president of both McKenzie Forest Products and Cascade Structural Laminators from 2002 to 2011. Prior to that, Killgore was the general sales manager of Willamette Industries and Bohemia, spanning 22 years.
“I am looking forward to working with the Gonyea family and the Timber Products team to take the business into the next 100 years,” said Killgore. “Over the next few months I will travel to different Timber Products facilities and meet with members of the team.” Killgore has a degree in Management from Linfield College, as well as executive study at the Darden School of Business in Virginia and The Wharton School of Business in Pennsylvania.
The Gonyeas managed daily operations for Timber Products for more than half a century. They will continue ownership of the company and lead the Board of Directors.
Founded in 1918, Timber Products Co. produces a wide range of diversified wood products, including hardwood plywood. The company said it is committed to environmental sustainability and offers a fully integrated approach to manufacturing with company-owned forestland, nine manufacturing facilities, an import division and a nationwide transportation division.