FEDERAL WAY, Wash., Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Weyerhaeuser today announced the appointment of Denise Merle as senior vice president, Human Resources, effective Feb. 28, 2014. Denise fills the position left by John Hooper, who is leaving the company to join StanCorp Financial Group in his hometown of Portland, Ore.
"Denise brings strong business acumen and tremendous people leadership skills to this role and I look forward to the contributions she will make on our journey to become truly great," says Doyle Simons, president and CEO. "I want to thank John for his leadership and counsel, and I wish him all the best in his new role."
About Denise Merle
Denise M. Merle has been Director, Finance and Human Resources for the Lumber business since 2013. Prior to that role, she was Director, Compliance & Enterprise Planning from 2009 to 2013, and Director of Internal Audit from 2004 to 2009. She held various roles in the company's paper and packaging businesses, including finance, capital planning and analysis, and business development. She joined the company in 1981. She is a licensed CPA in the state of Washington. She holds a Bachelor of Accounting from Pacific Lutheran University and an MBA from Seattle University.
About John Hooper
John A. Hooper has been senior vice president, Human Resources, since 2008. He was vice president, Human Resources Operations, from 2006 to 2008 and Human Resources director from 2003 to 2006. He joined the company as a strategic projects consultant in 2001. Prior to that, he was a management consultant specializing in leadership effectiveness, human resources strategy and change management from 1986 to 2001. From 1979 to 1986, he held leadership positions at Eaton Corporation and Techtronix.
Weyerhaeuser Company, one of the world's largest private owners of timberlands, began operations in 1900. We own or control nearly 7 million acres of timberlands, primarily in the U.S., and manage another 14 million acres 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, and we develop real estate, primarily as a builder of single-family homes. Our company is a real estate investment trust. In 2013, we generated $8.5 billion in sales and employed approximately 13,700 people who serve 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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