SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 18, 2006--Plum Creek TimberCompany, Inc. (NYSE:PCL) promoted Tom Reed to the newly-createdposition of vice president and general manager of the SouthernResources unit. This unit, which combined Plum Creek's Atlantic Southand Gulf South regions, was recently created to better integratecommon markets, customers, logistics, silviculture practices andcontractor management throughout nine southern states in which PlumCreek manages timberland. In his new position, Reed's responsibilitieshave increased from previously overseeing the Atlantic South region tomanaging all operations and resources within the expanded SouthernResources unit.
Specifically, Reed will oversee sustainable forestry management ofall of the company's approximately 4.33 million acres in Alabama,Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina,Oklahoma, South Carolina and Texas. Among other things, Reed and histeam will focus on marketing and logistics and identifying andexecuting "best practices" throughout Plum Creek's southerntimberlands. Reed will continue to report to Executive Vice PresidentLen Kosar and will work from Plum Creek's Athens, Ga., office.
"Tom's background and experience at Plum Creek and with otherforest products companies will serve him well in this expanded role,"said Len Kosar, executive vice president. "With Tom's guidance, PlumCreek has achieved continuous improvement over the last several yearsin a number of areas including developing new markets, improving logmerchandising and enhancing customer relations. I look forward toworking with Tom and his team as they build on those successes."
Reed began his career in 1973 with Champion International, wherehe served as vice president of forest resources when InternationalPaper acquired the company in 2000. He then worked for InternationalPaper as region manager, southeast operations until joining Plum Creekin 2001.
Reed earned a Bachelor of Science in forest management from IowaState University. He serves on the board of the Florida ForestryAssociation and the North Carolina Forestry Foundation Board. He alsoserves on the advisory committee of the Center for Forest Business andis a member of the University of Georgia's External Forestry AdvisoryCommittee.
Plum Creek is the largest and most geographically diverse privatelandowner in the nation, with more than 8 million acres of timberlandsin major timber producing regions of the United States and 10 woodproducts manufacturing facilities in the Northwest.
CONTACT: Plum Creek Timber Company, Inc.
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SOURCE: Plum Creek Timber Company, Inc.