SEATTLE, Oct. 31, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Weyerhaeuser Company (NYSE: WY) today announced the appointment of Devin W. Stockfish to vice president of Western Timberlands, and Kristy T. Harlan to senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary. Both changes will be effective January 1, 2017.
Stockfish currently serves as senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary. In his new role, he will lead the company's Timberlands operations in Washington and Oregon. Stockfish will report to Rhonda D. Hunter, senior vice president of Timberlands.
"Devin is a proven leader who has been instrumental in transforming Weyerhaeuser into a focused timber, land, and forest products company," said Doyle R. Simons, president and chief executive officer. "This move will further expand Devin's operations expertise, and our Western Timberlands operations will benefit from his strategic insights and ability to deliver results as this business continues to sustainably meet the needs of our customers and drive value for our shareholders."
Harlan joins Weyerhaeuser from the law firm of K&L Gates LLP, where she is a partner focusing on corporate, securities and business-related transactions, including securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, financing, joint ventures and strategic alliances, and corporate governance. In her new role, she will lead the company's Law department. Harlan will join the company as a senior vice president effective November 28, and assume her new role as general counsel and corporate secretary on January 1. She will report directly to Simons.
"Kristy's extensive legal and business expertise will be a great asset to Weyerhaeuser," said Simons. "I'm looking forward to the energy and insights she will bring to our legal team and to the company."
About Devin Stockfish
Devin W. Stockfish has been senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary for Weyerhaeuser since July 2014. He joined the company in March 2013 as corporate secretary and assistant general counsel. Before joining Weyerhaeuser, he was vice president 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 Corporation and practiced corporate law at K&L Gates LLP. Before he began practicing law, he was an engineer with the Boeing Company. Stockfish received his J.D. from Columbia University School of Law, and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Colorado.
About Kristy Harlan
Kristy T. Harlan is a partner at K&L Gates LLP, which she joined in January 2007. Previously, she worked as an attorney at Preston Gates & Ellis LLP and Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld. She received her J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center, and holds an M.B.A. from the University of Houston and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in finance and international business from Gonzaga University.
Weyerhaeuser Company, one of the world's largest private owners of timberlands, began operations in 1900. We own or control more than 13 million acres of timberlands, primarily in the U.S., and manage additional timberlands under long-term licenses in Canada. We manage these timberlands on a sustainable basis in compliance with internationally recognized forestry standards. We are also one of the largest manufacturers of wood and cellulose fibers products. Our company is a real estate investment trust. In February 2016, we merged with Plum Creek Timber Company, Inc. In 2015, Weyerhaeuser and Plum Creek, on a combined basis, generated approximately $8.5 billion in net sales and employed nearly 14,000 people who serve our customers worldwide. We are listed on the Dow Jones World Sustainability Index. Our common stock trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol WY. Learn more at www.weyerhaeuser.com.
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