Nov Dec, 2002

 

 

 

 

Machinery Row

Phillips Named Seattle Region General Manager
Larry Phillips has been named the Seattle Region General Manager for Pape Machinery, Inc., overseeing operations in Tacoma, Kent and Mount Vernon, Washington. He was previously the President of Hessel Tractor Co., which was acquired by Pape Machinery in April 2002. Phillips has more than 30 years of experience in the capital equipment industry. A native of the Seattle area, Phillips holds an undergraduate degree in finance and an MBA from the University of Washington. He served two terms on the John Deere advisory board and has been active in the Oregon Machinery Dealers Association.

New Volvo Officers
Paul Torrington and Pat MacFarland have been appointed Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, respectively, for Volvo Construction Equipment North America Inc., and Volvo Construction Equipment Rents Inc., Asheville, North Carolina. Jay Roszell, President and Chief Executive Officer for Volvo Construction Equipment North America and Michael Farley, President and Chief Executive Office for Volvo Construction Equipment Rents Inc. announced the appointments in a joint statement.

Stihl Seeks "Forestry Heroes"
Stihl Inc. has launched the nomination process for its National Forestry Heroism Award for 2003. The award winner will be selected from a wide range of people. "Given the extraordinary sacrifices and acts of bravery American men and MACHINERY ROW continued IN THE NEWS continued women make while managing our nationís forests, we believe itís only fitting to honor one person each year as the Stihl National Forestry Hero. Firefighters, loggers, and forest and park rangers are welcome to enter or be nominated by someone they know," says Stihl. The deadline for entries is February 15, 2003, and an application form is available at www.stihlusa.com or by calling (800) 467-8445.

Clark Named Sales Rep
McKenzie Forest Products, located in Oregon, has named Roger Clark as their newest sales representative. Clark was previously the product manager for Willamette Industries Inc.ís Western Plywood group. He has more than 35 years experience in the plywood industry, and at McKenzie he will sell and market the companyís mix of plywood products.

Thomas Takes Helm
Lee M. Thomas, former president of Georgia-Pacific's building products operations, has been named president of the company. He will report to Chairman and Chief Executive A.D. Correll.

Neeser Named VP
Weyerhaeuser named Craig Neeser as vice president, British Columbia. Neeser was previously vice president for the company's B.C. Coastal Group. He will now be responsible for the company's B.C. Interior forestlands operations.

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