Adrian M. Blocker joins Weyerhaeuser as new Lumber Vice President; Robert W. Taylor retires
FEDERAL WAY, Wash., April 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Weyerhaeuser Company (NYSE: WY) today announced Adrian M. Blocker will join Weyerhaeuser as Vice President of Lumber, effective May 1, 2013. Blocker's appointment follows Robert Taylor's planned retirement from the company in May.
"We are excited to welcome Adrian to Weyerhaeuser," said Larry Burrows, senior vice president, Wood Products. "He will be a great addition to our team, bringing more than 30 years of broad forest products operational and corporate experience in forestland management, fiber procurement, and lumber and plywood manufacturing."
Blocker has held positions in leadership, strategic planning, business development, manufacturing and sales management at Champion International, International Paper and West Fraser. Most recently, he served as CEO of the Wood Products Council. He holds an MBA and Bachelor of Science degrees in Business and Forestry from Mississippi State University.
"Rob has provided tremendous leadership during his 36 years with the company in Hardwood and Softwood Lumber," said Burrows. "We will miss his guiding hand at Weyerhaeuser, and we wish him well in his retirement."
Weyerhaeuser Company, one of the world's largest private owners of timberlands, began operations in 1900. We own or control more than 6 million acres of timberlands, primarily in the U.S., and manage another 14 million acres under long-term licenses in Canada. We manage these timberlands on a sustainable basis in compliance with internationally recognized forestry standards. We are also one of the largest manufacturers of wood and cellulose fibers products, and we develop real estate, primarily as a builder of single-family homes. Our company is a real estate investment trust. In 2012, we generated $7.1 billion in sales and employed approximately 13,200 people who serve customers worldwide. We are listed on the Dow Jones World Sustainability Index. Our stock trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol WY. Learn more about us at www.weyerhaeuser.com.
SOURCE Weyerhaeuser Company