Kennedy and Collins
Elected Blount Directors
Blount International, Inc. announced that William A. Shutzer resigned as a
director of the Corporation. The Board of Directors elected Joshua ("Josh") L.
Collins to fill Shutzer's unexpired term from January 2, 2005 until the next
Annual Meeting of Stockholders in April 2005. In an unrelated move, the Board
also amended the by-laws to raise the number of directors constituting a full
board from seven to eight, and elected Robert D. Kennedy to fill the eighth
directorship effective January 2, 2005, until the next Annual Meeting. Mr.
Kennedy, 72, served as president and chief executive officer of Union Carbide
Corporation from 1986 through 1995. Collins, 39, is a Principal of Lehman
Brothers Merchant Banking ("LBMB") and a Senior Vice President of Lehman
Acrowood Promotes West
staff has seen some changes recently. Alex Krajsek, Acrowood’s Service Manager
for over three decades, recently retired. Roger West was promoted from Northwest
Territorial Service man to Service Manager. West has served Acrowood for two
years. Prior to that he was with various companies, including Rader, and later
Beloit, where he served as a service technician in his early career. He
currently lives in the Portland, Ore. area.
Deere Donates $1 Million
to International Tsunami Relief Effort
The John Deere Foundation donated $1 million to the ongoing relief and
restoration efforts related to the Asian earthquake and tsunami disaster.
Foundation officials said the money will be provided for international relief
efforts through the American Red Cross, efforts that are expected to be ongoing
for many months. "This disaster has touched all of us deeply as individuals,"
said Deere & Company chairman and chief executive officer Robert W. Lane. "Our
heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to all who have been affected by this
Anderson Appointed to
Washington Timber Board
Ted Anderson joined the Washington State Board of Natural Resources, the
six-member board that sets the policies for the Department of Natural Resources.
Anderson represents 17 Western Washington counties that have forest board
To enable it to better respond to growing international challenges, Ponsse Oyj
is overhauling its organization. Members of the new Management Team are
responsible for core business areas on a global basis. President and CEO Arto
Tiitinen will serve as Chairman of the Management Team.
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