TACOMA, Wash., June 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Northwest Hardwoods Inc. (NWH) has named Frederic Jung as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. He will be responsible for all finance, IT and legal functions at NWH.
Jung is a seasoned financial executive with nearly 30 years in the chemicals, aerospace, waste management and construction sectors in both public and private businesses, including Fortune 500 companies, start-ups, turnarounds and rapid growth companies.
"Frederic's demonstrated record of leadership and success will be a huge benefit to NWH as we continue to grow the company both domestically and abroad," said TJ Rosengarth, President and CEO of NWH. "As we build on NWH's reputation as the premier provider of high quality hardwood lumber products, Frederic's breadth of experience across a variety of process-oriented industries is a wonderful asset and complement to our entire team."
Before joining NWH, Frederic was the chief financial officer at Arizona Chemical, the world's leading producer and refiner of pine-based specialty chemicals, where he led a team of 100 employees for a business that spanned 15 plants in 10 countries. Frederic served as the company's CFO for nearly 8 years until its recent sale to Kraton Performance Polymers. He was responsible for accounting and financial operations, tax, treasury, internal audit, information technology, business development and risk management.
Prior to joining Arizona Chemical in 2008, Jung was with Nalco Company, a leading producer of specialty chemicals and services for water and waste treatment and other industrial processes. Jung served in a variety of successive leadership positions, including most recently as corporate controller, where he helped upgrade the company's reporting requirements, following its initial public offering.
Jung holds an MBA from the University of Connecticut and an MS, Finance from ESLSCA in Paris, France. Frederic will be relocating to NWH's corporate headquarters in Tacoma, WA.
About Northwest Hardwoods
Northwest Hardwoods, Inc. has approximately 2,000 employees and is the leading manufacturer of high quality hardwood lumber in North America. It manufactures and sells 20 species of North American hardwood lumber, including Alder, Oak, Maple, Cherry, Yellow Poplar and Walnut. Operations include a network of sixteen primary sawmills, eight concentration yards, four remanufacturing/service centers and regional warehouse locations to serve our customer base.
The combined companies carry the broadest selection of products available to the industry making us the preferred supplier for all their product needs. For more information, please visit www.northwesthardwoods.com or call 253-348-2732.
Northwest Hardwoods Inc.
Brian Narramore, 253-348-2732
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