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Weyerhaeuser names new SVP for timberlands

BY Andy Carlo

Weyerhaeuser has appointed Devin Stockfish as SVP of timberlands, effective. Jan. 1, 2018. Stockfish replaces Rhonda Hunter, who will retire after 30 years at the Seattle-based company.

"Devin is a skilled and respected leader with a proven ability to deliver results," said Doyle Simons, Weyerhaeuser president and CEO. "He has done a great job driving improvement in our western timberlands organization and I know he will bring that experience and perspective to this critical role. I want to thank Rhonda for her outstanding leadership and for the many contributions she has made to this company throughout her career."

Stockfish currently serves as SVP of general counsel for the company. He joined Weyerhaeuser in 2013. 

Prior to joining Weyerhaeuser, he was VP and associate general counsel at Univar Inc., where he focused on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and securities law. Previously, he was an attorney in the law department at Starbucks Corp. and practiced corporate law at K&L Gates LLP. Before he began practicing law, Stockfish was an engineer with The Boeing Company. 

Hunter has been Weyerhaeuser's SVP of timberlands since January 2014. Before that, she held a number of leadership positions in the company's southern timberlands organization.

Weyerhaeuser is one of the largest global private owners of timberlands and controls nearly 13 million acres in the United States and manages additional timberlands under long-term licenses in Canada. 

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Tractor Supply raises nearly $1 million for 4-H

BY Andy Carlo

Tractor Supply recently held its most successful fundraising campaign in company history and raised $980,000 for youth participating in 4-H activities.

Held between Oct. 4 and Oct. 15, Tractor Supply’s fall Paper Clover campaign accepted donations on behalf of 4-H, the youth development and mentoring organization that provides lessons in everything from community stewardship to healthy living. The money raised will provide 4-H members with opportunities to learn skills in the areas of agriculture, science, technology, outdoor recreation, among other topics, Tractor Supply said.

“Our partnership with National 4-H Council is extremely important to us and we can’t thank our customers enough for contributing to the unparalleled success of this fundraiser,” said Jessica Holmes, marketing manager at Tractor Supply.

This year marks the eighth consecutive year of the semi-annual Paper Clover campaign. The combined donations from this year’s spring and fall fundraisers totaled more than $1.8 million. Since 2010, Tractor Supply and its customers have generated more than $13 million for the cause.

“The Paper Clover campaign has always served as a great source of camaraderie in our stores,” said Christi Korzekwa, senior vice president of marketing at Tractor Supply. “Both our team members and customers have seen the impact 4-H programs can have on youth and by supporting the Paper Clover fundraiser, they have helped ensure more kids will have an opportunity to experience the incredible benefits 4-H has to offer.”

“Thanks to the generous support from Tractor Supply Company and their customers, thousands of youth across the country have access to hands-on, interactive 4-H programming,” said Jennifer Sirangelo, president and CEO, National 4-H Council. “We are thrilled about our continued partnership with Tractor Supply Company on the 4-H Paper Clover promotion and look forward to working together to empower even more youth with the skills to lead for a lifetime.” 

Tractor Supply, is the largest rural lifestyle retail store chain in the United States and operates 1,665 stores in 49 states.

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Central Valley names new CFO

BY HBSDealer Staff

Central Valley, the Napa, Calif.-based pro dealer, has appointed Bill Robertson as the company’s new chief financial officer.

Robertson succeeds David Templeton, who had previously announced his intent to retire after a seven-year career with the company.

With more than 20 years of experience in corporate and financial strategy, including several executive positions, Robertson served as CFO and treasurer of Orchard Supply Hardware (OSH) from 2007 through 2011. At OSH, he helped lead the California-based home improvement retailer through the “Great Recession” and the eventual spin-off transaction resulting in OSH becoming a $700 million standalone public company.

Following OSH, Robertson held the position of CFO at Spectralink, a designer and manufacturer of wireless equipment serving global retail and manufacturing clients. Most recently, Robertson has provided CFO-level services to small- to mid-sized businesses as a consultant and advisor.                 

"After a thorough state-wide search, we are thrilled to welcome Bill Robertson to Central Valley," said Steve Patterson, president and CEO of Central Valley. "Bill is a great addition to our seasoned team of executives and his experience is a great asset as we look at potential growth opportunities."

“I am very excited to be joining Central Valley at such an important time in the company’s history,” said Robertson. “The building materials industry is growing and changing every day, and I look forward to being part of the team that is driving growth.”
 

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