SEATTLE, Apr 13, 2006 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Plum Creek Timber Company, Inc. (NYSE:PCL) has appointedLeonard A. Kosar as executive vice president. Mr. Kosar will lead thecompany's timber resources and manufacturing businesses. In this role,he will oversee the sustainable management of the company's 8.2million acres of timberland. Mr. Kosar will report to Rick R. Holley,president and chief executive officer.
Prior to joining Plum Creek, Kosar, 44, was president of GEPlastics Pacific, General Electric's $2.1 billion plastics business inAsia. During his 22 years at General Electric, Mr. Kosar led a numberof General Electric operations, including serving as president and CEOof Storage USA and general manager of the $1.2 billion GE appliancecooking products business.
Mr. Kosar holds a Bachelor of Science degree in industrialengineering from the University of Pittsburgh and a Master ofBusiness Administration degree from the University of Louisville.
"Len's breadth of operational experience, business acumen, andleadership skills make him an excellent addition to Plum Creek'sexecutive management team," said Holley. "His business experience inportfolio management, supply chain optimization, marketing, and saleswill help ensure that Plum Creek maximizes the value of our broad anddiverse timberland assets and manufacturing operations."
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.
SOURCE: Plum Creek Timber Company, Inc.
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