Papé Machinery, Inc. Expands Territory
In a move that will substantially increase the territory of Papé Machinery, the
Eugene, Ore.-based company announced in February that it had purchased the
assets of Nortrax West — the entire western region of Nortrax, a John Deere
construction and forestry equipment dealer, with eight locations in northern
California and western Nevada. "The addition of these dealerships further
strengthens our presence in markets where we already serve the capital equipment
needs of customers with our Hyster, Bobcat, and Ingersoll-Rand lines," says
Randy Papé, president and CEO of The Papé Group, Inc. With the addition of the
eight former Nortrax locations, Papé Machinery now serves customers in 20
locations in four states.
California Forest Products Commission
The board of the California Forest Products Commission has elected three new
officers. Pete Himmel, manager of Timber Products Co.'s California operations,
has been elected chairman. Frank Barron, chief forester of Crane Mills in
Corning, has been elected vice chairman. Kevin Paldino, director of sales and
marketing at The Pacific Lumber Co., was elected secretary-treasurer.
Deere & Company Announces Changes
Deere & Company announced that Samuel R. Allen will become President, Worldwide
& Forestry Division, succeeding Pierre E. Leroy. Leroy elected to retire after
29 years of service, including 20 years as an officer of the company. For the
past nine years, Leroy has served as President, Worldwide Construction &
Forestry Division. Allen joined Deere in 1975 and has held a variety of
management positions. Most recently, Allen served as President, Global Financial
Services, John Deere Power Systems and Corporate Human Resources. Allen has
worked in management positions at several John Deere factories and also has led
John Deere operations in Latin America, Australia and Asia. The company has also
appointed Eric Hansotia, Vice President, Forestry Equipment, Worldwide
Construction & Forestry Division. Hansotia succeeds Mikko Rysa who announced his
retirement after more than 35 successful years in the forestry business.
Minnes Technical Assistant for
recent graduate of the University of Washington, Julie Minnes, is the new
Marketing Associate for Acrowood. She earned a degree from the College of Forest
Resources in Paper Science and Engineering and has interned at Weyerhaeuser
Technology Center and Buckman Laboratories.
Tyrone Kelley Deputy Forest Supervisor
Tyrone Kelley, 46, who previously worked as staff officer for engineering,
recreation, lands and minerals on national forests in Birmingham, Ala., is now
the deputy forest supervisor at Lake Tahoe. He will be working closely with
Forest Supervisor Maribeth Gustafson in making crucial decisions about how to
manage the 165,000 acres of the U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management
Supertrak appoints Benson
has appointed Dick Benson of Onalaska, Wash. as their Western US Region Manager.
Benson will handle sales of the Supertrak Vegetation Management Equipment and
the Fecon Bull Hog Products for Supertrak in the Western US and Alaska. Prior to
his appointment, Benson worked for various other Companies, most recently as
Region Manager For Takeuchi Manufacturing and for Fecon, Inc.
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