ARLINGTON, VA – Rob Worthington, former marketing business development manager for JELD-WEN Windows and Doors, has joined the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) program as director, green building. Worthington will be responsible for leading SFI’s green building outreach initiatives, including stakeholder relations, marketing and encouraging growth of SFI labeled products in the solid wood sector.

“I am thrilled to have Rob join the SFI team and pleased he will play an important role in the market acceptance of the SFI program, ” said SFI President and CEO Kathy Abusow. “Green building is not a niche and neither is sustainable forestry. I’m looking forward to working with Rob to bring these congruent forces even closer together and helping architects, builders and policy makers meet their sustainability goals.”

Worthington has a business management degree from the University of Redlands and has more than 30 years experience working in the forest product and building sector, including nearly a decade on the west coast with Weyerhaeuser Co. He is a National Association of Home Builders’ Certified Green Professional, a member of the Construction Specifications Institute and has worked with the National Association of the Remodeling Industry at the national and regional levels.

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