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Weyerhaeuser announces leadership changes for Cellulose Fibers


December 31, 2014
By Pulp & Paper Canada

Weyerhaeuser Company has appointed Cathy Slater senior vice-president, Cellulose Fibers, and Adrian Blocker senior vice-president, Wood Products, effective Jan. 1, 2015. Weyerhaeuser’s Cellulose Fibres business includes the…

Weyerhaeuser Company has appointed Cathy Slater senior vice-president, Cellulose Fibers, and Adrian Blocker senior vice-president, Wood Products, effective Jan. 1, 2015. Weyerhaeuser’s Cellulose Fibres business includes the company’s NBSK mill in Grande Prairie, Alta.

Slater, who currently leads the company’s Engineered Products and Distribution businesses and also has extensive experience in the Cellulose Fibers business, will succeed Shaker Chandrasekaran, who will retire early in 2015.

“Both Cathy and Adrian have proven their ability to drive operational excellence improvements to get results, and I look forward to the expertise and energy they will bring to their new roles,” said Doyle R. Simons, president and CEO.

Slater has held numerous positions in the company’s Cellulose Fibers business, including leadership oversight for the company’s operations in Alberta, which included pulp, timberlands, OSB, lumber, and engineered lumber.

Weyerhaeuser Company is one of the world’s largest private owners of timberlands and manages 14 million acres under long-term licenses in Canada. It is also one of the largest manufacturers of wood and cellulose fibers products.