Machinery Row

Daniel Muramoto Named Marketing Manager

DENSO Products and Services Americas Inc., a subsidiary of leading global automotive supplier DENSO Corp., has named Daniel Muramoto marketing manager of the company’s aftermarket automotive products and services, as well as its MovinCool, Robotics and ADC divisions. In this position, Muramoto is responsible for directing DENSO’s team of marketing professionals handling advertising campaigns, product websites, social media, trade shows, product catalogs, technical publications, external affairs, and corporate communications.


Harry Merlo dies at 91

In 1973, Georgia-Pacific spun off Louisiana-Pacific, and Merlo became its first chief executive. He ran the company for 22 years, much of it from his corporate suite atop the U.S. Bancorp Tower, one of the tallest buildings in town.

Merlo built Louisiana-Pacific into a $3-billion-a-year company. It employed 13,000 and operated 46 sawmills, three pulp mills and other facilities.


David HerrMorbark Names New CEO

Morbark, a manufacturer of equipment used in forestry, recycling, tree care, landscaping, sawmill and biomass markets, announced the appointment of David Herr as Chief Executive Officer. In addition to being an active member of the current Morbark Board, he brings extensive knowledge from experience with both products and services companies. He replaces Dan Ruskin, who resigned due to health issues.

“The Board is thankful for Dan’s leadership over the past six months as the Company has transitioned to the next phase in its development,” said Ray Whiteman, Chairman of the Board. “Our thoughts are with Dan and his family, and we wish him a speedy recovery.”


Steve TalagaBarko Names Talaga Product Manager for Forestry Equipment

Steve Talaga has been appointed Product Manager for forestry equipment manufacturer Barko Hydraulics LLC, part of the Pettibone Heavy Equipment Group. In his new position, Talaga is responsible for product line development, market analysis, and general support and interaction with Barko dealers and customers.

Prior to his new position, Talaga worked for sister company Pettibone/Traverse Lift LLC for four and a half years, first as a service technician and then as a design engineer. Talaga has a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering technology from Michigan Technological University.

 


 

TimberWest November/December 2013
November/December 2016

On the Cover
Peterson 5000H chipper is hard at work at a Sutco Contracting site.

Creating a Sustainable Answer in Alaska
Tenakee Logging Company is a prime example of community inclusion, bringing both jobs and economic growth to the place they call home.

Innovation Leads to Success
Chilton Logging defines innovation and provides solutions to market needs.

Workhorse Wood Chipper
Wood residual hauling, general freight, heavy haul, and freight brokering are the mainstays of Sutco Contracting,

Firebreak Column
New Technology and the War Against Wildfire

Three Ways to Extend the Life of Your Logging Equipment
A few practices to consider that will lengthen the life of your logging equipment or improve its performance.

Pacific Logging Conference Gathers in San Diego
Conference a success and raises $30,000 for Pacific Forest Foundation

Forest Residuals Take to the Air
First air biofuel flight

Guest Column
C Corporations with Qualified Timber Gains Get New, Lower Tax Rate with PATH Act Changes

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