Roseburg Ultrablend particleboard
Roseburg Ultrablend particleboard

ROSEBURG, OR - Roseburg Forest Products will combine the manufacturing and sales functions for its solid wood and composite panel lines as part of its reorganization efforts for 2016. Other areas of the company will remain as currently structured, said incoming President Grady Mulbery.

“With the talent we have internally, we have the opportunity to take a fresh look at how we run our business,” Mulbery said. “We have worked hard to develop clarity in our organization and streamline the decision-making process. Being structured by business unit made the most sense internally and for our customers, as well.”

Grady Mulbery. Photo: Roseburg Forest Products

Along with Mulbery’s  transition to Roseburg president in 2016, Composites Manufacturing Director Mark Avery will be promoted to vice president of the composite panel business and logistics, and Vice President of Sales and Marketing Steve Killgore has been named vice president of the solid wood business and marketing.

In addition, Thomas Gennarelli, currently director of transportation, will also be promoted to director of logistics and planning and will report to  Avery. Vice President of Resources Scott Folk, who oversees the company’s timberlands, log and fiber supply, will be responsible for Roseburg’s wood chip business and North Bend terminal facility.

“It is a testament to the bench strength of the company to be able to promote from within the organization,” Roseburg Chairman and CEO Allyn Ford said. “This new structure establishes a strong platform for the continued success and growth of our company.”

Founded in 1936, Roseburg Forest Products produces lumber, hardwood and softwood plywood, particleboard, medium-density fiberboard, thermally fused laminated panels and other engineered wood products. Privately held, the company has 630 acres of timberland in Oregon and California, and operates facilities  in Oregon, California, Montana, Louisiana and Mississippi.

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