The candidate is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Rayonier, Inc. (NYSE: RYN). He joined the company in 2014 as Chief Operating Officer and currently serves on the Board of Directors. Prior to joining Rayonier, the candidate served as President, Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Pope Resources, a Delaware Limited Partnership, from 2002 to 2014. He previously held various roles with Pope Resources, including President and Chief Operating Officer from 2000 to 2002; Senior Vice President, Acquisitions and Portfolio Development from 1998 to 2000; and Vice President Portfolio Development from 1997 to 1998. Prior to joining Pope Resources, the candidate held numerous positions with the Weyerhaeuser Company (NYSE: WY) from 1988 to 1997, most recently as Strategic Planning Director. He began his career in the forest products industry in 1979 with the Seattle-Snohomish Mill Company where he worked in both sawmill operations and lumber sales capacities. The candidate has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Pomona College and an MBA from the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University.
Rayonier Inc. (NYSE: RYN) owns and manages timberlands, grows and sells timber, and manufactures Southern pine lumber, specialty cellulose fibers, and fluff pulp used in absorbent consumer products. The company owns, leases, or manages about 2.4 million acres of timberland and real estate in the US, in addition to some 300,000 acres in New Zealand through a joint venture. Rayonier operates two cellulose fiber mills and lumber sawmills in Georgia and Florida. The firm also ships wood pulp to China and Japan. Market Cap: $4.1 billion.
Candidate ID: 89407