FEDERAL WAY, Wash., June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Weyerhaeuser Company (NYSE: WY) today announced that Fred Dzida has been named president of Weyerhaeuser Company Limited, the company's wholly owned Canadian subsidiary, effective June 16, 2014. Dzida will retain his role as vice president, Canadian Timberlands. Anne Giardini, Q.C., who has served as Weyerhaeuser's Canadian president since 2008, and previously as its General Counsel, will be stepping down from Weyerhaeuser later this year. Giardini will remain an officer and director of Weyerhaeuser Company Limited until that time.
"Fred brings tremendous experience, skill and leadership to his new role," said Doyle Simons, Weyerhaeuser president and CEO. "I wish to thank Anne for the significant contributions she has made to our success during her 20 years with Weyerhaeuser."
About Fred Dzida
Dzida brings 35 years of forest industry experience to his new role. He has worked and resided in four provinces – Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario and Saskatchewan – in a number of roles, primarily with Weyerhaeuser's Timberlands business. Dzida has held a series of increasing senior roles with Weyerhaeuser, most recently leading the company's Canadian Timberlands organization. He sits on a number of industry related boards including the national research advisory committee for FPInnovations, joint industry co-chair of the Alberta Forest Roadmap project and the Alberta Chamber of Resources. Dzida holds a Bachelor of Science (Forestry) degree from the University of Toronto.
Weyerhaeuser Company, one of the world's largest private owners of timberlands, began operations in 1900. We manage 5.7 million hectares (14 million acres) under long-term licences in Canada, and own or control nearly 2.8 million hectares (7 million acres) of timberlands, primarily in the U.S. 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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