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Registriation open for NAWLA Leadership Summit
Registration is open for the 2018 NAWLA Leadership Summit & WWPA Annual Meeting, scheduled April 8-10 in Austin, TX. For more information, go to

Roseburg CEO elected 2018 AWC chairman
The American Wood Council (AWC) today announced the election of Roseburg Forest Products CEO Allyn Ford as the AWC chairman for a one-year term, effective in January 2018. Danny White, a director of T.R. Miller Mill Company, was elected the first vice-chairman, and Neil Sherman, executive vice president of siding at LP Corporation, was elected as second vice-chairman. Current AWC board chairman, Stimson Lumber CEO Andrew Miller, will serve as the immediate past chairman. For more, click here...

Registration open for Montreal Wood Convention
Registration is open and the early bird rate still applies for the Montreal Wood Convention 2018, which will be held March 20-22 at the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel. The event will attract producers and traders from across North America. For more, click here...

Weyerhaeuser appoints Stockfish to timberlands position
Weyerhaeuser has appointed Devin Stockfish as senior vice president, Timberlands, effective January 1, 2018. He will replace Rhonda Hunter, who has elected to retire after 30 years with the company. Stockfish is vice president of Weyerhaeuser's Western Timberlands business. Prior to that role he was senior vice president and general counsel for the company. He joined Weyerhaeuser in 2013.

Hardman honored at APA meeting
Dennis Hardman, former president of APA – The Engineered Wood Association and longtime leader in the engineered wood industry, was honored with the Bronson J. Lewis Award at the APA Annual Meeting in Long Beach, California. The meeting took place October 28-31, 2017. The annual award is named after the late Bronson Lewis, who served for 24 years as secretary and then executive vice president of APA. The award recognizes individuals for their lifetime leadership and outstanding contribution to the industry.

Idaho Pacific names new member of board
Paul Street, former general counsel and corporate secretary of BMC Stock Holdings, has joined the Board of Directors of Idaho Pacific Lumber Company, Boise.

SFPA elects new officers
The Southern Forest Products Association (SFPA) Board of Directors elected its 2018 slate of officers during its recent Annual Meeting in Bonita Springs, Florida. They are Chairman Donna Whitaker of Interfor U.S., Peachtree City, Georgia; Vice Chairman Steven Mason of Deltic Timber Corporation, El Dorado, Arkansas; Treasurer Donny White of Ray White Lumber Company, Sparkman, Arkansas. The Board also reelected Tami Kessler as Executive Director and William Almond of Almond Brothers Lumber Company in Coushatta, Louisiana, to serve as Immediate Past Chairman. The officers assume their duties immediately. “I look forward to continuing the legacy of this association, working with the excellent staff at SFPA,” Chairman Whitaker said. “Our association is a strong voice in the industry, and I hope to build on that strength as we continue activities through the coming year,” she added.

New leaders step up for NLBMDA
The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association elected its new leadership team yesterday at the ProDealer Industry Summit. At the association's annual meeting, the NLBMDA board of directors elected Rick Lierz as the new chair of the association. Rick is president and CEO at Franklin Building Supply in Boise, Idaho, and is replacing outgoing chair George Lester II, chair and CEO at The Lester Group in Martinsville, Va. For more, click here...

George Hewitt retires from Swanson Group
George Hewitt has announced his retirement from the Swanson Group, Glendale, Ore., as of September 1. He has been in the industry for 41 years, the first 30 years as a wholesaler and the last 11 years in mill sales.

Tooke named new chief of U.S. Forest Service
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced Tony Tooke will serve as the new Chief of the U.S. Forest Service. Tooke has worked for the Forest Service since age 18 and currently is the Regional Forester for the Southern Region. For more, click here...

Do it Best creates new executive post
Do it Best Corp. named John Wade as its national product sales and new business development manager. In this new role, Wade will lead the Do it Best Corp. product sales team and new business development managers, working to grow member sales and recruit new members to join the co-op. For more, click here...

Quebec's Forest Industry Council names new head
Conservative MP Denis Lebel, who announced on Monday that he was leaving politics, will be the next president and general manager of the Conseil de l’industrie forestière du Québec. CIFQ’s president of the board of directors, Éric Bouchard, made the announcement Tuesday, adding that Lebel will begin in September. He will succeed André Tremblay, who has occupied that position since Jan. 1, 2011. For more, click here...

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