Hampton Lumber named Randy Schillinger as CEO, following the retirement of Steve Zika, who had served as CEO at Hampton since 2003. Zika assumes a position as Vice Chairman of the Hampton Board.
Schillinger has more than 25 years of experience in the Pacific Northwest wood products industry. He began his career with Weyerhaeuser in 1998 where he provided strategic planning and analysis before moving to their Trus Joist engineered wood products (EWP) division, where he worked on sales and operations planning and manufacturing. He joins Hampton from Pacific Woodtech Corp., where he most recently served as Chief Operating Officer. Pacific Woodtech manufactures engineered wood products such as beams, headers and studs.
Schillinger grew up in the forest sector and was raised in Washington’s Cowlitz Valley, where Hampton has operated mills since 1999. He received his undergraduate degree from Washington State University and holds an MS in Forest Economics from Oregon State University and an MS in Agricultural Economics from the University of Illinois.
“Randy has demonstrated experience in the Pacific Northwest wood product industry and is well equipped to guide Hampton into the future,” says Board Chairman Eric Schooler. “He shares the Hampton family’s commitment to continuous improvement, innovation, employee health and wellbeing, and community.”
Zika is assisting with the transition. “Over the past two decades, Steve has fostered a culture of continuous improvement at Hampton,” Schooler says. “He shepherded the company through the challenges of a Great Recession and a global pandemic and cemented Hampton’s reputation as a highly respected and community-minded member of the forest sector.
“On behalf of the Board and the Hampton family, I want to express our profound thanks to Steve for his leadership over the past 20 years. We are thrilled to welcome Randy to the executive team and look forward to this exciting new chapter for the company.”
Hampton Lumber is a fourth-generation, family-owned company headquartered in Portland, Ore. Hampton operates 10 sawmills in Oregon, Washington and British Columbia. Hampton also manages a wholesale and export division and numerous reload and remanufacturing facilities throughout the U.S.
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