ROSEBURG REORGANIZES OPERATIONS INTO REGIONAL AND FUNCTIONAL SUPPORT TEAMS

ROSEBURG REORGANIZES OPERATIONS INTO REGIONAL AND FUNCTIONAL SUPPORT TEAMS

Springfield, Ore. – Roseburg Forest Products today announced a reorganization of its manufacturing operations oversight structure, moving away from product line divisions and toward a geographic and functional support system of organization. Senior Vice President of Operations Jake Elston said that effective immediately all Roseburg plants in North America will be grouped in Western and Eastern teams, each overseen by its own manufacturing director.

"This new organizational structure will help Roseburg's operations achieve greater alignment in high-priority areas, such as safety, work environment, environmental compliance, reliability, continuous improvement and ongoing cultural change," Elston said. "These are win-win issues for our communities, our team members and our business as a whole."

The announcement comes a short time after the company unveiled a new structure for its sales, marketing and logistics functions, overseen by SVP – Chief Commercial Officer Ashlee Cribb. The combined restructuring eliminates the distinction between the company’s industrial and structural products divisions, and instead focuses on building cross-functional relationships between teams.

Tony Ramm is now Director of Manufacturing – Western Region. He will oversee Roseburg manufacturing facilities located in the Western U.S., including plywood plants in Dillard, Ore., Riddle, Ore., and Coquille, Ore.; a sawmill and composites plant also in Dillard; an engineered wood products plant in Riddle; an MDF plant in Medford, Ore.; and a veneer plant in Weed, Calif.

Mike Reardon is now Director of Manufacturing – Eastern Region. He will oversee Roseburg manufacturing facilities located in the Eastern portion of North America, including composites plants in Missoula, Mont., Simsboro, La., and Taylorsville, Miss.; MDF plants in El Dorado, Ark., and Pembroke, Ont., Canada; and an engineered wood plant currently under construction in Chester, S.C.

Bob Jewell has been named Director of Continuous Improvement and Optimization. This newly created role will focus on continuous improvement, benchmarking, goal setting, and optimization.

Steve Courtney continues as Procurement Director for the operations group, with added responsibility for veneer purchasing for all plants.

A newly created Director of Reliability position will oversee resources dedicated to EAM and best practices in asset care and reliability. A search for this new leader will take place internally and externally.

MJB Wood Group Aligns Goals at Annual Meeting

The MJB leadership team is spending time in Golden, CO meeting with board members and owners from the Coors Family. This meeting allows our team to get together and converse about industry and company projections, technology, marketing, and future plans for MJB, as well as spend time connecting with VPs and Directors from other segments of the company, ensuring synergy through 2022 and beyond.

Read More →

Plaudits for CPA Spring Meeting

The Composite Panel Association’s recent spring meeting received high marks from the roughly 300 attendees representing nearly 110 companies who traveled to Orange County, California, following two years of virtual sessions.

Read More →

Closets Expo Opens Doors

The laminated panel and surfaces industry was well represented at the annual Closets Conference & Expo, held April 27-29 at the San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, California.

Read More →

Ideas and strategies for outdoor living professionals