The American Wood Council (AWC) announced the election of PotlatchDeltic President and CEO Eric Cremers as the chairman of the AWC Board of Directors for a two-year term, effective January 1, 2022.
With extensive timber and real estate interests in Arkansas, PotlatchDeltic operates a sawmill in Waldo and maintains a regional headquarters in El Dorado.
Ricky Stanley, president and CEO of TR Miller Mill Company was elected the first vice chairman, and Sean McLaren, president of West Fraser, Solid Wood, will be the second vice chairman. Duane Vaagen, president of Vaagen Brothers Lumber Company, was elected as a new member of the board.
The Daily Sentinel reported that Matt McCombs, currently Gunnison district ranger for the U.S. Forest Service, is leaving that job in early January for his new position as state forester, leading the Colorado State Forest Service. There, he is looking forward to expanding on his previous work doing shared stewardship projects on forests to address threats such as beetle and disease infestation and wildfires. He will be able to take advantage of new state and federal funding being made available for such work.
“Between the investments the [state] legislature had made and the investments Congress has recently made, this is an extremely exciting time [for forest management],” McCombs said.
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