Eugene, Ore. – States Industries Inc., the North American supplier of decorative hardwood panel products has appointed Michael Blakley as Marketing Director. He will be filling a position held by respected industry veteran Bill Powell who announced his retirement effective this fall.
Blakley's most recent experience in the hardwood plywood industry was with Columbia Forest Products where he was involved in a sales and marketing capacity for 11 years. Prior to that he served as Vice President and General Manager for the furniture import division of Plywood Tropics/Chesapeake Hardwood Products. In his new position, Blakley will manage States' marketing and communications initiatives around all States' panel product lines, including their growing components division. Blakley holds a Bachelor's degree in Journalism and Marketing from the University of Oregon.
The appointment was made by Mike Taylor, President and COO of States Industries. Blakley assumed his new duties April 23rd.
Source: States Industries
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