Timber Products Co.

has appointed Roger Rutan as its new vice president, sales and marketing. Rutan, who joined Timber Products 12 years ago, previously served as vice president, marketing and business development. He has been the company’s main liaison on many environmental initiatives, ranging from forestlands, certification programs, product development and customer education. In his new role, he will oversee the company’s sales force in addition to marketing.

“Roger’s enthusiasm, positive energy and knowledge of our market are well known in our company,” said Timber Products’ Joe Gonyea, II. “He has been instrumental in the success of the Spectrum division, National Accounts program and marketing strategies. Roger’s foresight in regard to the sustainability movement played a key role in positioning our company to be a market leader with our ‘GreenT’ product line.

Rutan, who holds an MBA from the University of Oregon, is active in a number of wood products industry associations. He is on the board of directors of the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Assn. and is involved with the American Forest and Paper Assn.’s Green Building Coalition. Rutan serves on the Board of the California Forest Products Commission and on the LEED Wood Sub-TAG. He is a frequent speaker on green building and wood certification programs. In the past, he has served as the chairman of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative Marketing Committee.

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