AWC Announces New Chairman Of Board Of Directors

The American Wood Council (AWC) has 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.

Ricky Stanley, President and CEO of TR Miller Mill Co., was elected the First Vice Chairman and Sean McLaren, West Fraser’s President, Solid Wood, will be the Second Vice Chairman.

Duane Vaagen, President of Vaagen Brothers Lumber Co., was also elected as a new member of the Board.

“Furman Brodie chaired the Board this last year, which was also my first year as President & CEO. Furman provided steady leadership in guiding the development of AWC’s next five-year Strategic Plan, helping shape the association’s climate policy and program of activities, and ensuring AWC’s future effectiveness in core codes and standards work by supporting a robust staffing plan. I thank Furman for his leadership in driving such important initiatives at a time when we were still hampered by the limitations imposed by COVID,” says AWC President & CEO Jackson Morrill. “I also welcome Eric as the incoming Chairman. The next several years will be critical to maximizing opportunities for wood products in an increasingly carbon-conscious built environment. I look forward to working with Eric to solidify the role of wood products as the go-to sustainable and carbon-friendly solution.”

The full AWC Board of Directors includes:

• Chairman Eric Cremers, PotlatchDeltic

• First Vice Chairman Ricky Stanley, TR Miller Mill Co.

• Second Vice Chairman Sean McLaren, West Fraser

• Board Members: Mike Blosser, LP Building Solutions; Marc Brinkmeyer, Idaho Forest Group; Furman Brodie, Charles Ingram Lumber Co.; George Emmerson, Sierra Pacific; Jack Jorden, Jordan Lumber; Nate Jorgensen, Boise Cascade; Fritz Mason, Georgia-Pacific; Kevin McKinley, Canadian Wood Council; Andrew Miller, Stimson Lumber; Grady Mulbery, Roseburg Forest Products; Keith O’Rear, Weyerhaeuser Co.; Joe Patton, Westervelt; Fred Stimpson, Canfor Southern Pine; and Duane Vaagen, Vaagen Brothers Lumber Co.

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